Located in the north of the province of Alicante, it has 44,450 inhabitants registered, and this figure rise to 200,000 inhabitants in summer.
The Montgó occupies much of the southern half of the term and has been declared Natural Park since 1987. At its feet extends the Cape of San Antonio, where is the Marine Reserve with the same name.
Its period of greatest splendor is in the Roman “Dianium” and in the capital of Taifa “Daniyya”, becoming in this time a great maritime and commercial center.
In Denia a visit not to be missed is the Castle: Roman remains can be seen on the eastern side of the castle, while the remains of the Muslim period abound throughout the castle: Al-bacar, the Alcazaba, the “Porch of Baluarte” and the “Tower of Mig” are memorable remains of his Islamic times.
Denia is the capital of the Marina Alta. A city with a lot of life,
and with a wide tourist offer.
It is imperative to visit “La Mar” street and the extension to Loreto street if you like the night. Many concerts, entertainment and quality restaurants at really short distances make the leisure route really comfortable.
Walk through the historical center of Denia and visit the Churches of the Assumption and San Antonio. It is very interesting to visit the Toy Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Ethnological Museum. Do not forget, on your walk, to taste the famous and delicious “cocas de dacsa” (typical dish made of cornflour).
Take the tourist train, which stops at Marqués de Campos street, where you can also watch the magnificent banana trees of the walk. The price of the ticket is only 6 euros, and includes the entrance to the Castle. Or if you prefer you can also take it for a ride through Denia.
And if the view of the Balearic Islands is captivating, the Balearia company joins Denia with Ibiza and Mallorca throughout the year, and with Formentera in high season.