Altea Day Trip and Villajoyosa
Altea Day Trip and Villajoyosa - Stroll through the most picturesque streets
See two of the nicest and different cities in Costa Blanca on a full-day sightseeing tour.
Altea Day Trip and Villajoyosa includes pick up/drop off from Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa (upon request, free of charge), guided walking city tour to most important landmarks and sites of both towns, like the Old Town streets, or the Chocolate Museum and factory.
Visit the colourful town and the white town of Costa Blanca with its scenic streets.
*NOTICE* that the lunch is not included in the price.
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Altea is one of the most picturesque towns on the Spanish Costa Blanca. From a simple fishing village, Altea became one of the most charming resorts in Spain. Pure Mediterranean charm and tranquility.
Altea is a calm, quiet place, ideal for a measured holiday, in contrast to the noisy Benidorm, which is very close. Altea is a favorite place for artists and art galleries: in the middle of the last century, a whole “colony of artists” was formed here, adding a bohemian atmosphere to the city.
Things to do in Altea Spain
When visiting Altea, you can enjoy the picturesque landscapes from its privileged viewpoint. And also visit its unique sights, like the old town, the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and small local clothing shops and art galleries.
Altea Old Town
The heart of Altea. Altea old t town is the main attraction of this place, you can not miss it. Altea’s old town is on a rather steep hill, so get ready to walk.
A unique place, opposite to the rest of the Costa Blanca, the atmosphere of snow-white walls, narrow streets, and numerous geraniums and roses with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding city.
Church The Virgin of the Consol, Altea
At the top of the old town of Altea stands the Church of the Virgin of the Consol (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo). The building is a combination of Neoclassical and Moorish styles and dominates the heart of the Old Town. The domes covered with blue and white tiles are visible from anywhere in the city.
The majestic building, erected in the 17th century, has repeatedly been destroyed because of wars and high seismic activity. The church was restored at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1998, was carried out the last large-scale restoration, after which the church became operational.
Villajoyosa is a cozy Spanish town located just 10 km from Benidorm. UNESCO declared the historic center of Villajoyosa a common heritage of humankind, with its narrow streets and beautiful squares.
The coloured houses that are on the shore attract anyone’s eye, and in the past, showed the way back home to the sailors. There is always fresh fish and other seafood in the market, which operates here every evening.
Villajoyosa is the birthplace of the famous chocolate Valor. You can visit the first of its factories and the chocolate museum, where it is possible to taste different chocolate types.
What to do in Villajoyosa
Villajoyosa is well-known in Spain and Europe for its chocolate history and colourful houses on the coast. Below you will find more information about the city’s attractions.
Villajoyosa Colourful Houses
The houses here are painted in different colors, bright and juicy. It creates the feeling of a fairytale place.
Fishermen families came up with the idea of painting buildings in this way. Going fishing in the morning, they wanted to see their home from afar.
Valor Chocolate Factory and Museum
It is here that delicious sweet products are produced, for the production of which cocoa beans are grown in Ghana, Peru, and Ecuador.
Finding a factory is easy, even by the smell.