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Property in Costa Blanca, Denia

Denia

Denia, has a mild and typically Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 19-20 degrees centigrade.It has a wonderful 20km of sandy beaches and seas perfect for watersports, swimming or just enjoying the sun.
The beaches have consistently won the ?blue flag? award for clean seas and beaches.They are well equipped for a fun day out, with pedalos, sunshades, and deck chairs for hire as well as sports and play areas for children and adults.

In 1987 the Montgo mountain was declared a National Park, with an area of 2,150 hectares in the municipal districts of Denia and Javea. The aim of the park is to protect the natural vegetation and fauna of the area, as well as to conserve the archaeological and cultural aspects.
The mountain is 753 metres above sea level at its? summit and on a clear day you can see the island of Ibiza. the mountain dominates the great protruding rock formation that the Marina Alta has in this area.

The Town:

The town of Denia itself is dominated by the castle which stands imposingly on a 66 metre-high hill at the heart of the town. The castle was built during the 11th and 12th centuries and is Islamic in design. Since then several modifications have been made to the architecture. The castle is now used as the venue for a wide range of cultural event including outdoor concerts.
It is interesting to stroll around the streets of Denia, to sample the life of the people who live here. You will find many typical tapas and cafe bars. The picturesque fishermen?s quarter is full of small alleys which lead to pretty corners where you can enjoy the exquisite food of the area, rich in rice dishes and seafood.

The town has a large number of shops and boutiques where you can find all manner of goods from leather to jewelry and souvenir shops to commemorate your visit.
The markets offer a wonderful insight into the daily life of the inhabitants, the fish market open Monday to Saturday is an excellent opportunity to purchase freshly caught fish and shellfish. The street market is held on a Monday morning and here you can purchase a wide variety of products.

Fiestas:

During the year there are plenty of celebrations to enliven the town. In January, the procession of the Three Kings and the "Romeria" to the Santa Paola hermitage. The carnival is held in the second week of February, closely followed by the "Mig Any", the winter celebration of the Moors and the Christians. In March there are the fallas, which celebrate the arrival of spring, followed by the "Hogueras" of San Juan in June which announce the coming of Summer with bonfires on the beaches.
During July the fiestas in honour of the patron saint, Santissima Sangre are held. This includes the world famous Bous a la Mar, where young men run in front of the bulls to throw themselves in the sea. In August the Moors and Christians parade through the streets dressed in brightly coloured authentic costumes.

Gastronomy:

Denia has a rich gastronomy, dominated by fish and rice dishes. From Denia comes the wonderfully tasty Denia red prawn which is considered by experts gourmets to be the best in the world.
The fishermen catch a great variety of shellfish and fresh fish daily ready to be prepared into some of the best paellas and fish stews typical of the region.

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