Dénia’s long history is present in its monuments, as well as in its most emblematic streets and neighborhoods.
The most visible trace in history is the Denia Castle, located in the city center on a gentle hill by the sea. Its origin is Islamic, between the 11th and 12th centuries, and the Red Tower, Almohad, and that of the Consell (15th century), the bastions and the Governor’s Palace (16th and 17th centuries) stand out. Currently the Castle stands out for its heritage value, for being the stage where important cultural events are held (eg the folk music show known as Música al Castell), for being an attractive place to walk with beautiful views of the sea , to the coast and mountains and for being the headquarters of the Archaeological Museum, where we can find samples of the city’s past from prehistoric times to the 18th century.
The Ethnological Museum, located on the stately Cavallers street, reflects the history of Dénia during the second half of the 19th century, when the city experienced a moment of splendor thanks to the raisin trade, which allowed a great urban, economic and cultural development. In the Toy Museum, which is located in the building of the old train station, you can find beautiful toys made in Dénia from the beginning of the 20th century until 1960, a period in which our town was a benchmark for the country’s toy industry.
For its monumental interest, the Church of the Assumption, the Church of San Antonio, the Convent of the Augustinians, the Torre del Gerro, the hermitages of San Joan, Santa Paula and Santa Llúcia, the estate, deserve to be known Torrecremada, with its beautiful garden, as well as different stately houses located in different parts of Dénia.
In Dénia you can enjoy leisure in different ways. During the day we can entertain ourselves on the beach, practice some sport, visit the beautiful towns and landscapes of the interior of the region,
getting to know the museums, going to the exhibition centers or galleries, going into the most emblematic neighborhoods, refreshing ourselves and chatting on the bar terraces, relaxing in some spa or massage centers.
At night, the nightlife can be experienced in the numerous restaurants, terraces, pubs located in different areas. It is also advisable to pay attention to the cultural billboard since concerts, theatrical performances, and film screenings are held throughout the year. .
Among the most relevant cultural events we find MÚSICA AL CASTELL, an international popular music festival that takes place in early August, CINE A VORA MAR, film screening for a family audience on Sunday nights in July and August, the regular programming of
theater on Saturdays from October to May in the Auditorium of the Social Center, where the programming of MUSIC AND THEATER IN FAMILY is also held two Sundays a month, the ANTIQUE TOY AND COLLECTING FAIR in December …
The pleasant climate throughout the year, a privileged environment, between sea and mountains, and the presence of numerous sports clubs and associations make Dénia & nbsp; a magnificent place for practicing sport. </ p>
At sea, during any month, we can practice scuba diving, sailing, rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing … Many are the associations that coordinate these activities and organize competitions of different categories, from amateur to the highest nautical level , the most notable being La Ruta de la Sal, & nbsp; the Costa Blanca Regatta or the Canal Cup (Spanish Championship of Height of Cruises) in sail, the Final of the Rowing League of the Valencian Community and the Autonomous Bottom Championship in rowing or the City of Dénia Trophy & nbsp; in deep sea fishing to the Trolling.
As for moorings, Dénia has a Local Marina, the Yacht Club and the Marina La Marina, which offer all the necessary equipment and services.
On land the possibilities are very varied: hiking, tennis, squash, golf, horse riding, athletics, quads, mountain biking …
The most important municipal facility is the Municipal Sports Center, the offer being completed by gyms and private sports clubs.
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