Altea, a modest, picturesque village, can be found just a few kilometres from the exciting tourist hub of Benidorm. Its whitewashed facades, winding cobblestone alleyways, and magnificent beaches make it a popular destination for foreigners to find properties for sale in Altea. Altea may be tiny, but it packs a punch of must-see attractions; below are the finest.
Casco Antiguo – Old Town of Altea
The Casco Antiguo – Old Town of Altea is a gorgeous labyrinth of narrow, winding alleyways that is a must-see for any visitor. Whitewashed cottages and the conspicuous blue and white domed church in Plaza Iglesia overlooking the sea are two examples of Moorish architecture worth seeing throughout your time in Spain. The church’s interior, with its magnificent stained glass windows and baroque ornamentation, is well worth investigating.
Walking is the ideal way to see the historic district, and along the route, you should stop at the miradors to take in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean shore. Altea’s Casco Antiguo is a fantastic maze of cafés, stores selling local crafts and art, jewelers, potters, and galleries.
Tour A Russian Orthodox Church
The Altea highlands are home to the mysterious Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel. Many people fail to see this magnificent structure since it is slightly obscured by trees and located just off the main road. The building of this Russian Orthodox church began in 2002, making it the first of its sort in Spain. Its architecture, iconography, and goldwork are all reminiscent of Russian Orthodox churches from the 17th century. Even if you miss the church’s daily morning or Sunday evening services, you may still catch a glimpse of its golden domes shining in the sunlight through the gates.
The Palau Altea hosts cultural events like concerts, plays, and art exhibits and is located on the charming Calle Sant Josep. You may pick up a one-of-a-kind memento of your time in Altea at one of the many quaint shops that line and around the central plaza and offer everything from handmade goods and jewellery to paintings.
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