Exploring Dénia is nothing short of an adventure. As you wander the streets, you will be whisked back in time. Baix la Mar, for example, is the town’s fishing district whose picturesque houses paint a picture of what life used to be like for the fishmen and their families.
The Castle of Denia is undoubtedly the main heritage element of the municipality. It is located at the highest point of the city. For a small entrance fee, you can enjoy this fortress of Islamic origin, built between the eleventh and twelfth centuries. It played a fundamental role as a defense against pirate attacks, and centuries later new elements were added depending on the historical period, until it lost its function in the late nineteenth century.
The center of Denia is a compendium of narrow streets surrounding the castle hill. In the Plaza de la Constitución, where the town hall and the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción are located, begins Loreto street, the main street of the historic center and gastronomic axis of the town. Next to it, the streets Mayor, Sant Josep and Cavallers are also worth a good walk.
Denia has about 20 kilometers of coastline with several beaches that extend along this coastline, divided into two sectors: Les Marines (west of the center) and Les Rotes (east). The main beach of the municipality is the beach of Les Marines, a sandy area 3 kilometers long that starts from the neighborhood of Baix la Mar to the beach of Les Bovetes.
A small, modest and unusual restaurant in every sense, and one that reflects the individual vision of chef Miquel Ruiz, a man who strives for happiness through an honest approach and a desire to popularise haute cuisine. Its incredibly informal decor comes as a pleasant surprise with its non-matching tables and chairs, old sandstone floors and an unusual collection of soda siphons on display. The highly personal cuisine showcases impressive skill and presentation and is based around Mediterranean flavours and ingredients purchased daily from the market.
Historiador Palau 1, Dénia, 03700, Spain
telf +34 673 74 05 95
This restaurant boasts a terrace and two classically elegant dining rooms decorated in tones of white. Updated traditional cuisine, including several savoury rice dishes and an extensive set menu.
Bellavista 7, Dénia, 03700, Spain
telf +34 965 78 50 40
Vall de Cavall is located in a rural setting in the equestrian centre of Gata de Gorgos, Alicante. This restaurant offers creative Mediterranean cuisine with international touches. Among its specialities you will find grilled or stone-grilled meats. Enjoy genuine gastronomy surrounded by nature at Vall de Cavall.
Cam. de Gata a Benissa, 8, 03749 Dénia, Alicante
telf +34 965 05 84 75