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Altea: the “El Dorado” of artists and the refuge of the lovers of good living between the sea and the mountains

Altea, the Spanish Santorini, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Blanca. Located south of the imposing Peñón de Ifach in Calpe and north of the skyscrapers of Benidorm, this paradise of white houses will not fail to surprise you.

Remains of a mixture of several civilizations: Iberian, Romanesque and Muslim, the village built on a hill facing the sea is today a haven of peace for many prestigious painters, musicians and artists of various nationalities.
Therefore, it is not surprising that Altea has the title of Cultural Capital of the Valencian Community.

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Immersing yourself in its picturesque streets where the smell of paella mixes with the perfume of the flowery facades, you will reach the upper part of the old town.  The church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo will promptly capture your attention. Sitting proudly in the centre of the Plaza de la Iglesia, this architectural jewel dominates the city and its surroundings with its famous blue and white tile dome.

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After enjoying a coffee in one of the bars that offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean, you will take the stairs covered with old paving stones to reach the bottom of the old town. From here you can enjoy the promenade and the six kilometres of beach offered by this white pearl of Alicante, as the locals call it. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious typical Mediterranean dish and a good local wine in the many gourmet establishments along the promenade. In addition, there are several breathtaking coves near the town.

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Enjoying a sunny climate all year round, Altea, quieter than its neighbour Benidorm, is full of real estate opportunities for all budgets. No doubt the historic buildings, the views between the sea and the mountains and the sunsets will not make you regret choosing Altea as your new home.  

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