Benissa (Alicante). Guide to Benissa on the Costa Blanca
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Places in Spain - Benissa (Alicante)
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Benissa is located on the Costa Blanca, on the eastern coast of Spain. Just off the AP7 highway, Benissa is just a short drive from Javea and Denia to the north and Calpe, Altea and Benidorm to the south. Benissa is within the province of Alicante and the region of Valencia. Benissa is within the Jalon Valley.

   

Benissa is a town rich in history and having a wealth of monuments to see. It is in fact one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca. It also has 4km of coast, offering quiet coves, hidden within pine trees on Benissa Costa. La Fustera, Les Bassetes, Abogat, Pinets, Baladrar and La Llobella are part of this stretch of coast.

Benissa has proved a popular location for non-Spanish Europeans to buy property. Many Germans, English and Scandinavians have made it their permanent home. A European culture and infrastructure has grown around them with lots of clubs, societies and activities, all year round.
 
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What to see in Benissa

Benissa has preserved much of its Medieval layout including the main town square. Many of the buildings in the narrow streets still display their heraldic shields. Benissa has been described as 'a living museum' due to the fact that the old town remains unspoilt. In 1998 Benissa received a special tourism award for preserving its heritage so well.

 

The Palacio de los Torres-Orduña

Open to the public, this building houses a cultural centre and the library.

 

Church of Purísima Xiqueta, also known as the Cathedral of Marina Alta

This neo-classical building is of huge proportions, especially for such a small town.

 

La Lonja

This 16th century building was the base for local trade and the location of trials. It now houses the Ethnological museum.

 

The Sala del Consell

This 17th century building is typical of the architecture of that period.

 

TheCasa dels Joves

This building dates from the 17th century.


Fiestas in Benissa

Fira i Porrat de Sant Antoni (Saint Anthony) includes a mediaeval fair, in January (around the 17th)

Fiesta Patronales de la Purisima Xiqueta is usually on the last Sunday of April for the Patron Saint of Benissa, celebrating the Pure Mother Mary and having bull running and processions.


Gastronomy in Benissa

Octopus is a local speciality in Benissa.


Shopping in Benissa

Market day in Benissa is Saturday.

 

 

 

Tourist Office Benissa
Avda. Pais Velencia, 1
03720 Benissa
Tel: 96 573 22 25

Email: turismo@benissa.net

  Town Hall, Benissa - 965 730 058
Local Police, Benissa - 965 730 733
Red Cross, Benissa - 965 740 950
Guardia Civil, Benissa - 965 730 722
Fire Brigade, Benissa - 965 780 080
Post Office, Benissa - 965 730 326
Iberdrola, Electricity, Benissa - 965 791 184
Health Center, Benissa - 965 732 461

 

 

 

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Facts about Benissa

Benissa is 75.4 Km from the city of Alicante, 23.9 Km from Denia and 112 Km from Valencia.

Benissa is also known as Benisa.

It is located in the north-east of the province of Alicante, with a municipal area of 69.70 Km²

Benissa has 4 Km of coastline.

In 2007 the Spanish Institute of Statistics census gave a population figure of 12,690.

 

Hotels in Benissa

You could stay in a hotel in nearby Denia.

 
 
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