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Dénia is located on the east coast of Spain, along the coastal stretch known as the Costa Blanca. Denia is very much a family resort and one of the most popular tourist destinations on the northern Costa Blanca. A quiet little town that was once the centre of the region's raisin growing industry. Although tourism has taken over, raisins are still grown here and remain to be a local delicacy. The main avenue in Dénia is the Marques de Campo where you can sit and watch the world go by. In the Plaza de Constitucion you will find a wonderful 17th century church. The area around Dénia has been voted the third healthiest place to live by the World Health Organisation.

What to see in Dénia

Dénia is an old town with a long history. Right back to Roman times it was an important centre. As such there's no wonder that there are remains of ancient civilizations everywhere.

 
Denia Castle

One of the most important monuments in Dénia is the castle. You can read all about Denia Castle and see a video here. The castle also houses a museum. It was built in the 11th century and has been remodelled several times over the years.

 

You can find the castle at the top end of Denia, close to the town hall. Access is via a maze of narrow streets.

 
The main seafront in Dénia is an attractive road with ample parking and facilities to stop and eat and drink. From the seafront, small roads lead into the town.
Welcome to Denia
 

 Patio in Denia

Behind the first line of buildings are a series of small patios where you will find some superb restaurants amid the little fishermens' houses, all painted different colours. There are some quirky restaurants in this area that make a pleasant change from the seafront.

 

 

Churches in Dénia

 

Iglesia de la Asuncion

Located in the Plaza de la Constitucion, next to the town hall, this 18th century church is of Baroque design. The façade is of Doric order with a venerated niche containing a modern sculpture of Saint Anthony of Padova.

Denia church of Ansuncion
Church of Asuncion, Denia
 

Iglesia de San Antonio

This church is located in the Plaza del Convento. There's a stone cross in the plaza and a couple of restaurants.

 

Iglesia de San Miguel

Locted in Avda. El Mongo.

 

Iglesia del Covento de las Agustinas

This convent is home to a closed order of nuns and located in Calle Loreto. Dedicated to 'Our Ldy of Loreto', it was built in the 17th centrury and covers around 2000 square metres. It comprises of a church and cloisters.

Denia San Antonio Church
Church of San Antonio, Denia
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The marina at Dénia

Dénia is not only one of the most important ports along this coast of Spain but it also has a wonderful marina. The marina has been totally refurbished over recent years and now provides a stunning location to walk, sail and enjoy the facilities there. The waterside is surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants with a sprinkling of shops and offices. To the side of the marina is a small bay beach.

Denia boats

 

From the marina in Dénia you can charter boats, take pleasure rides and fishing trips and take boats to Ibiza and Javea.

 

Denia Charters offer half day, full day and week long hire of power boats from 193€ for half day hire. Telephone 966 435 039. The same company run a ferry from Dénia to Javea starting at 10am and running every two hours. Price approx. 10€.

 

The Windsurfing school, Nova Dénia offers a range of lessons. Tel 619 533 395.

 

Katamaran Lotus - Short trips along the coast and to Ibiza - Tel 617 030 711

Dénia leisure marina
Denia Marina

More to see in Dénia  
Swordfish monument in Denia

Calle Marques de Campos is the main shopping street. Here you will find most of the major banks as well as designer shops such as Mango.

 

Barrios Antiguos (Old quarter)

This is where you will find the town hall, churches, museums and lots of narrow streets. Every street is diffrerent and there are some quaint little shops.

 

Pictured right is the monument in honour of Umberto Masetti, world champion 500cc motor cyclist, 1950-52. It was placed by the Denia Classic Motorcycle Club in 2005. The monument stands next to the Red Cross building, opposite the ferry port.

Motorbike monument Denia
 

The Town Hall in Dénia is a fine example of a classical building, built around 1620. There is a unique stone inscription on the wall dedicated to a Roman Dénia of the 2nd century, Titus Junius. You can find the town hall at the foot of the castle in the historic part of town.

 

The town hall have several staff that speak English and are very helpful. Take a ticket from the information desk when you arrive then wait for your number to be called.

 

Recent works on the square in front of the town hall have revealed Roman foundations.

Denia town hall
Dénia Town Hall

 

Beneath the castle is the old Air Raid Tunnel which was built between 1937 and 1938 as a defense during the Spanish Civil War. It was constructed by the residents of Dénia and war refugees. (March 2011 - the area is being refurbished).


Museums and art galleries in Dénia
   
Archaeological Museum, Dénia - Located in two buildings known as the “Palau del Governador” (Governor’s Palace); there are the few remnants of a Palace complex located inside the upper premises of the Castle. Dating back to the 17th century it has a Renaissance architectural style. Its construction as a scenic viewpoint or gallery formed part of a recreation and rest area attached to the Summer Palace of the Marquis and Marchioness of Dénia. See a video of the castle and Archaeological Museum here.
Denia Museum
   
Ethnological Museum, Dénia - It shows the evolution of Dénia throughout the 19th century and how it was linked to the dry raisin trade. The Museum is housed in a typical 19th century Bourgeois house. Although not the largest museum in the area, it makes an interesting visit and gives a good insight into Dénia in the 1800's. Entry is free.
   
Toy Museum, Dénia - Located in the old railway station on C/Calderon, the exhibits date from 1904 to 1960 and are all toys produced in Dénia. Open 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm daily. The toy industry flourished in Dénia, the first toy being produced in 1904 and being of tin-plate.
Toy museum
The Toy Museum, Dénia
   
Ten years later a wooden toy industry began. During the 1920's Denia was the centre of wooden toy manufacture and known world wide. Idealspain were granted exclusive video permission. See a full feature with video and photographs here.
Video
Video of Toy Museum

 

The Art centre, Dénia (L'Estacio) - Located in the old railway station, on the ground floor, the art centre is open from 10am - 1pm and 4pm - 8pm every day. The theatre is located near the tourist office and holds regular concerts and shows.


 

Finding your way around Dénia

The backdrop to Dénia is the Montgo mountain with its natural park (Parque Natural del Montgo) where you can take amazing walks. Behind the mountain you will find the little villages of Jesus Pobre and Pedreguer.

Dénia is divided into clear areas (Terminos). The old town centre is the Casco Urbano. To the left of Dénia is the Las Marinas area and to the right is Las Rotas.

Some of the larger urbanizations in Dénia include La Sella (surrounding the golf course).

 

Most of the street parking in Dénia is free, however, where spaces are marked with blue lines, you need to purchase a ticket from the machines and display in your windscreen. 127 minutes for 1€ is the maximum stay.

 

One of the nicest avenues in Dénia is Marques de Campo. The trees on either side meet in the middle, offering a shade in the summer. There are some nice shops on this street as well as some fine cafes and restaurants. The N°11 Bar is particularly nice.

 

The historic part of Dénia is best seen on foot as the streets are very narrow with limited parking. You will find several plazas in which to rest. Pictured right is one of the largest, the Plaza Jaime I.

Jaime I Plaza, Denia
   

 


 

Tourist services in Dénia

The tourist office (pictured right), is located in the town centre, opposite the new train station. The office is brand new, well equipped and manned by very helpful staff. You can pick up a free town plan as well as guides, magazines and even watch a video of the local area in their theatre. The car park opposite makes a good base to work from. 127 minutes maximum for 1€. Take a ticket and pay on entry.

 

Denia Tourist Office, Pl Oculista Buigues, 9, Telephone 966 422 367. Email denia@touristinfo.net

Tourist office in Denia
The tourist office in Dénia

Shopping and markets in Dénia

Monday is the main market day in Dénia (8am-2pm). There is also an antiques market on Fridays (pictured right). Both are located in front of Jaume I Square. The fresh fish market is located in the port and has a daily auction at 5pm. The indoor market in the centre of town is open daily. There's also a morning fruit and veg market outside.

 

There is a large shopping centre 'La Marina' within 3km of Dénia. Head towards Ondara on the N332. The complex has a wide range of shops, a cinema, cafes and a bowling alley. Parking is ample and free. (www.portaldelamarina.org).

 

Supermarkets

These include Lidl, on the main road into Dénia from L'Xara. Open Mon-Sat 9.15am-9.15pm.

Denia antiques market
The 'car boot' market in Dénia
   
The main food market in Dénia is located in C/Magallenes and is open mornings, Monday to Saturday. Special fruit and vegetable markets are held on Monday and Friday mornings. Pictured right is the market building with the fruit & veg market outside. Inside you will find stalls selling fresh fish, vegetables and meats.
Denia fruit market
The fresh produce market in Dénia

The climate in Dénia

Dénia has a warm and temperate climate with an average annual temperature of around 20° centigrade. Temperatures generally range from a low of around 5° C in the winter to a high of around 40° C in the summer months. You can expect to see over 300 days of sunshine each year. The beautiful Dénia weather is one reason why it has become such a popular place for North Europeans buying a holiday home or even a new permanent home in the sun. The area around the Montgo mountain can have periods of mist and fog, any time of year.

 

Average monthly temperatures (approx.)
January 13º C  
February 14º C
Sunshine Costa Blanca
March 17º C
April 17º C
May 21º C
June 25º C
July 25,5º C
August 28º C
September 24,5º C
October 22º C
November 17º C
December 13º C

The beaches in Dénia

Dénia has 20km of beaches to enjoy, although some are covered in pebbles. There are also small, rocky coves, ideal for diving.


In the area around the marina is Punta del Raset with volleyball, showers, beach bars and a red cross post. This beach runs for 600m. To the left is Les Marines which covers 500m and has showers, volleyball and beach bars. After this is Els Molins, a 2,700m beach with red cross point and lots of sun beds. L'Almadrava is a long beach at 2,900m with lots of beach game facilities. Les Deveses is 2,950m long and has red cross and emergency services. To the right of the port there are five beaches at Las Rotas.


Sports and activities in Dénia

When it comes to water sports, Dénia has them all, from sailing and yachting clubs to diving and windsurfing. The variety of coastline enable all to function perfectly together. Find out more about sports and leisure in Dénia - Sports in Denia.

The proximity of the Montgo Mountain provides lots of activities including tours by quad, provided by Fun & Quads Adventure. Their office is located in Dénia. Tel 965 787 228 or email fun@funquads.com.

 

La Marina Diving Centre - located near Denia - Tel 965 782 415 - www.lamarinareig.com


Ferries in Dénia

 

Ferry from Denia

You can take a boat or ferry from Dénia to the Balearic Islands including Ibiza and Formentera.

 

There is a scenic train that runs along the coast to Calpe and back.

 

Ferries from Dénia to Ibiza and Palma

Balearia run 16 ferries per week and the crossing takes two hours. There are also ferries from Dénia to Formentera and Palma.

 

Sailing times:

Dénia to Ibiza - 17.00hrs and 20.00hrs (2hrs on fast ferry, 3.5hrs normal ferry)

Dénia to Palma - 17.00hrs and 20.00hrs (5hrs on fast ferry, 8hrs normal ferry)

Fast ferry Denia

 


Trains in Dénia

 

Denia train station

Dénia train station is located in the town centre on the corner of Passeig del Saladar and opposite the tourist office. The station has a ticket sales desk inside and the Bar L'Estacio next door. (prices as of Jan 2011, coffee 1.20€ and glass of wine 1€).

 

Look for signs for the 'Estacion de Ferrocarriles'.

 

There are four platforms.

 

Trains run from Denia to Alicante, passing through Calpe, Altea, Benidorm, Venta Lanuza and El Campello with smaller stations inbetween. Trains to Benidorm run every 60 minutes starting at 7am and finishing at 9pm.

 

Services are run by FGV and Tram (www.fgvalicante.com), telephone 902 720 472.

Trains in Denia

 


Dénia Fiestas and festivals

Just like any other town in Spain, Dénia has a wide range of fiestas including the Three Kings in January, huge Easter celebrations and the bonfires of Fallas in March. The patron saint, the Bous a la Mar is celebrated in July. The main fair is in October. San Antonio is celebrated on the 17th January.

 

January 5th - Three Wise men (Three Kings) parade

January 26th - Pilgrimage to Saint Paula's Hermitage

Weekend before Lent - Denia carnival

March 16th- 19th - Falles bonfires - see details and video here

March 19th - Our Lady of the Forsaken - see details and video here

2nd Sunday in May - Our Lady of Desemparats (the Forsaken)

1st fortnight in June - Fiesta in Holy Trinity Street

June 20th - 24th - Saint John bonfires (san Juan)

June 28th - 29th - Fiesta in San Pedro Street

July 10-17 - Holy Blood Fiestas (Santissima Sang)

August 14th - 16th - Moors and Christians, Sant Roc

Last weekend in August - Sant Agusti (Les Rotes area)

3rd weekend in September - Fiestas in Xara

End of October - Fira de Tots Sants (All Saints Fair)

December 13th - Pilgrimage to Santa Lucia's Hermitage

 

Las fallas
Video of Las Fallas
in Denia 2011
Lady of Forsaken
Lady of Forsaken
Fiesta 2011

 

 


Important services in Dénia

The post office in Dénia is located on Patricio Ferrandez. The post office is of a good size, very modern and having 7 counters. Take a number from the machine when you enter then wait for your number to be called on the display. There's limited seating. There's also a private postbox service.

 

There is an English lending library located on Passeig del Saladar (N°91).

 

 

Post office in Denia

The Town Hall in Dénia have several staff that speak English and are very helpful. Take a ticket from the information desk when you arrive then wait for your number to be called.

 

Denia Town Hall

Radio stations in Dénia

Vibe FM - 90.8 & 91.1 FM - Tel 966 260 888, Studio 660 234 768

Coast FM Live - 96.3 & 105.7 FM

Onda Cero Radio - 91.3FM

Cool FM - 97.4FM - www.coolfm974.com

Bay Radio 89.2FM (Denia-Valencia), 98.5FM - www.bayradio.fm

Exite FM Radio - 89.2 and 93.1FM - www.exitefm.com

Spectrum FM Radio - 89.8FM - www.spectrumfm.net

Sunshine FM Radio - 102.8 and 104.4FM - www.sunshine-fm.com

Radio Denia Ser (Spanish) - 92.5FM and 102.5FM


Side-steps from Dénia

You could visit the Cabo de Gata National Park

Local villages include Pedregueror follow the CV724 to L'Xara.

15 minutes away and you find the Jalon Valley with its hilltop towns and villages.

 

Dénia is a wonderful place to base a holiday or make it a day trip from Calpe or Alicante. Whatever you want from a holiday in Spain you are sure to find it here.

 

See the caves at Benidoleig

 

Distances from Dénia

Alicante - 86km

Valencia - 96km - Take the train from Denia to Alicante (details here)

Benidorm - 54km - Take the train from Denia to Benidorm (details here)

Gandia - 40km

Madrid - 448km

Barcelona - 445km

 

Behind Denia is the Montgo Mountain (el Montgo). The mountain reaches 753 metres above sea level at its peak. In 1987 it was declared a national reserve due to the diversity of the wildlife and flora. many of the species of flora are endemic to the mountain. From the peak you can see Ibiza.


Facts about Dénia

Residents (as of September 2010) - 46,555

Land area - 66.2km2

 
Contacts
Local Police Dénia - 965 780 190 Emergencies - 092
National Police Dénia - 965 783 851 Emergencies - 091

Fire Brigade, Dénia - 965 780 080 Emergencies - 080

Ambulances Dénia - 965 780 269

Guardia Civil Dénia - 965 780 037

Red cross Dénia - 965 781 358

General Emergencies - 112  
Hacienda Dénia - 965 788 111  
Gas Services Dénia - 965 781 718  
Post Office Dénia - 965 781 533  
Town Council Dénia - 965 780 100  
Hospital La Pedrera - 965 579 700  
Hospital Marina Salud - 966 429 000  

British Consulate (Alicante) - 965 216 022

Palace of Justice, Dénia- 966 428 301


Social Services, Dénia- 966 421 555
24hr Grua, Dénia - 607 818 181
Telefonica - 1004

SUMA, Dénia - 965 788 212

Water supply in Dénia - 965 780 187

 
 
Transport

Taxis Dénia - 965 783 498 / 965 786 565 / 965 781 011 / 966 424 444

A2B Taxis in Dénia - 635 442 911

Taxi Association, C/Marques de campo, Dénia - 902 199 777

Autobuses Dénia - 966 421 408

Autobuses Alsa - 902 422 242

Autocares Carrio - 965 581 036

Autobuses Esteve - 965 583 379

Train station in Dénia - 965 780 445 see train stops and read about the trains here

Train station in Alicante - 965 262 731

Train RENFE - 902 240 202

 

 

The bus station in Dénia is located in the town centre, between Ave de Alicante and Patricio Ferrandiz.

 

Parking in Denia

Hotel Costa Blanca, C/Pintor Llorens 3

La Via, C/La Via

Mercadona, Avda del Marquesado

San Jose, C/San Jose

Buses in Denia
 

Ferry Boats to the Balaeric Isles - 902 160 180

Nearest Airport is Alicante - Tel 966 919 000

Club Nautica de Dénia

Ctra Denia-Javier, 1, 03700 Dénia (Alicante). Tel 965 780 989

Alicante Airport information - 966 919 000

Valencia Airport information - 961 598 500

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Entertainment

Castle of Dénia

Open at 10am daily with various close times
depending on time of year

More info here

Tel: 966 420 656 (Museum)

Archaeological Museum Dénia

Located within the castle.

Same opening times

 

Museu Etnologic de Dénia

Carrer Cavallers, 03700, Dénia

Located in a 19th century house

Tel: 966 420 260

Toy Museum Dénia

Calle Calderon, 03700 Dénia

Tel: 965 788 741

 

 

 

 

The Art centre, Dénia (L'Estacio)

C/Calderon, 4

03700, Dénia

Tel: 965 788 741

Theatre (Teatre-auditori centre social)

C/Calderon, 4

03700, Dénia

     
Hotels

Dénia has an excellent range of hotels of all styles and quality. You can see hotels in Dénia here. There are sea front hotels, town hotels and rural hotels in Dénia.

 

Campsites in Dénia - read about Camping and motorhomes in Spain here

 

Odissea Camper Area

Ctra Les Marines, km 11.6

www.odisseacmaperarea.com

From 7€ per night including electricity

Los Lanos Camping

Ctra N332, km 203/204

Tel 965 755 188

Los Patos Camping

Playa Les Deveses

Tel 965 755 293

Los Pinos Camping

Les Rotes, Carrer La Racona

Tel 965 782 698

Camping Tolosa

Cami d'Urios, 32

La Racona

Tel 965 787 294

 

 

 

Handy contacts and services in Dénia

 

Dentists in Dénia

Clinica Vitaldent, Glorieta Pais Valencia, 6. Tel 966 421 904

Dental Clinic La Marina, Calle Benicadim, 1. Tel 965 789 568

Clinica Implantologica Dental, Calle Dénia, 32. Tel 966 435 055

 

Support Groups in Dénia

Costa Blanca Samaritans

Help Charity, Denia - 966 421 434
Alzheimers Support Group, Dénia - 966 423 629
Royal British Legion, Alicante - 965 650 546

 

Vets and animal care in Dénia

Mascotetes pet salon - Plaza Benidorm, 11, Dénia - Tel 965 783 215

Clinica Veterinaria Pedreguer - Ventura Costa 21, Pedreguer - Tel 966 456 210

Zoo Service - Avda de Alicante 27, Denia - Tel 965 788 371

Clinica Veterinaria Cynos - Calle Diana, 6, Dénia - Tel 966 424 455

 

Chemists in Dénia

Parafarmacia Roter - C/Elx 2, Dénia - Tel 965 781 061

 

Locksmiths in Dénia

Taller Perles - Tel 965 781 363 / 651 909 532

 

Pest control in Dénia

Desindi Desinfecciones - Calle Setla 1, Dénia - Tel 965 781 538

 

Computer sales in Dénia

DASS, Patricio Ferrandiz, 36B, Denia - Tel 965 789 267

 

Undertakers in Dénia

Crematorio Marina Alta, Dénia - 966 435 428

 

Gas supplier in Dénia

Llacer Calefaccion - Ind San Carlos, Dénia - Tel 965 781 635

 

Opticians in Dénia

Multiopticas Perez Buigues, Temple de Sant Telm,17, Dénia - Tel 965 780 305

 

Photographers in Dénia

Schillingsphotography - Tel 610 918 867 - Website

 

Lawyers in Dénia

White & Baos, Calle Diana, 19, 2D - Tel 966 426 185

 

Solar panel suppliers in Dénia

Sunenergy, Avda Marquesado, 3, - Tel 966 427 750

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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