Denia is a fantastic seaport town, with 50 000 inhabitants, that is active all year round. The city centre has many pedestrian streets lined with bars and some 300 restaurants.
Denia is renowned for its many fiestas, in fact it is the Spanish town with most fiestas. Here you can find more information about the fiestas.
The town itself sits at the foot of a hill crowned by a castle, a fortress containing the remains of all the people that once stopped here throughout history. The castle is the residence of the erstwhile Marquis of Denia, also noteworthy are the Mig, Galliner and Carsell towers, and the so-called Palace of the Governor, as well as its walls and bastions. From the hilltop esplanade you'll have an excellent view of Denia and its surroundings.
Among the monuments in the town, we would recommend a visit to the 18th-century church of the Asunción; the 17th-century Atarazanas (dockyards); the cloister and church of San Antonio and the 18th -century, neoclassical town hall building.
The fishing port of Denia has everything to offer; not only does it have a long beautiful sandy beach, sea front cafes, bars and restaurants, but it has many boutiques that can be found in the town along with even more excellent restaurants. In the evenings you can walk along the sea front and actually purchase the days freshly caught fish. For vegetables, meat serrano ham and cheese we recommend the Mercadona, the old covered marketplace.
The newly built Marina with its restaurants and bars on the pier is another attraction. You can sit in one of the bars for hours just admiring these magnificent boats bobbing around on the Med or alternatively you can take a stroll along the walkways and enjoy the beautiful views and the sound of the sea.
The best way to get to know Denia better is to watch this fantastic video:
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