Denia is a beautiful port town in the Costa Blanca and famous for its Moorish castle situated on a rocky crag, this offers spectacular views of the sea and overlooks the city. The old town of Denia has many traditional restaurants serving local food, and it's wide-stretched beaches make Denia a popular place to visit.
Denia is a lively town with lots of cultural activities all year round. One of the highlights of the year is the “fallas”, famous for their firecracker shows and huge papier-mâché sculptures, which are eventually burnt.
The castle in Denia was originally built by the Muslim Arabs, who ruled Denia from the 8th century to the 13th century. But after the Spanish took the town back from the Arabs, the castle fortress deteriorated. The French rebuilt it in the early 19th century during the Peninsular war, when they occupied Denia for four years.
Denia's population is 41.500, where 25% are foreign, consisting of mainly German, British and Romanian.
Denia has a fish market and a municipal market both open from Monday to Friday. The Main market is on a Monday and there's an antique market that's on Friday.
Denia: spectacular, lively, historical, cultural, unforgettable!