Peaceful, narrow alleyways, whitewashed houses which in days gone by were protected by a solid city wall, an imposing church with its distinctive blue domes and impressive views of the coastline, revealing in the distance the Peñón de Ifach in Calpe.
La Puríssima Xiqueta: La Catedral en la Marina Alta
A true architectural monument in the Neo-Gothic style dating from the 20th century located in the beautiful town of Benissa.
The Church of the Puríssima Xiqueta rightly inspires admiration for the local populace who helped to build it, and a visit is a must when holidaying in Benissa.
Work began in 1902 to build the Parish Church of the Puríssima Xiqueta in Benissa, constructed in the Neo-Gothic style with three naves, its key features being the beautiful interior skylight and altar, housing a reliquary which contains the board painted with the image of the Puríssima Xiqueta, attributed to the school of the painter Juan de Juanes.
It was in 1929, thanks to donations from a number of private individuals and the cooperation of the entire populace of Benissa, that the new church was finally consecrated, some years later replacing the former Fortress Church of San Pedro Apóstol.
Today's Altea is one of the key cultural centres of the Valencia Region. And the "Palau de Altea" is the flagship of this picturesque town.
A gateway to the Mediterranean. Cala del Baladrar is an increasingly popular cove in Benissa thanks to the views, the quality of the water and the lively beach bar set up there in summer, offering live music while you enjoy a bar snack