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  • The Church at the top of the hill
    The Church at the top of the hill
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  • One of the many stalls at the Tuesday market
    One of the many stalls at the Tuesday...
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  • Marina sunset
    Marina sunset
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Comunidad Valenciana Favorites

  • Valencia

    I was fortunate to visit Valencia in April of 2006. The historical city centre - Barrio del Carmen is on the right bench of the river. There is the Cathedral at the main square Plaza de la Virgen. The belltower is visible from different directions cities. It is named Miguelette.My VT-page about Valencia consists of the following tips:1) The centre...

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  • Alicante

    Alicante is the capital of Costa Blanca located in the Valencian Community. I visited it in April of 2006 in my tour around Spain on the way from Barcelona to Granada.The city consists of three basic parts. Explanada de Espana - the palm avenue along the coast of the Mediterranean sea.The old Town - Barrio Viejo de Santa Cruz is limited Rambla de...

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  • Through Valencian Community

    Our way from Barcelona to Valencia lay through the Valencian Community which is an autonomous community of Spain located in the central and south-eastern Iberian Peninsula.The region is divided into three provinces: Alacant, Castelló and València, and thirty four comarques.It has about 500 km of Mediterranean coastline and we could see it out of...

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  • Moving

    found this procession well worth seeing as it was unusual to me and felt very special.The celebration and mourning of Jesus I believe it was all about.His death and rebirth etc.I am not religious but recomend this to anyone.Taking pictures was hard because it was dark but a few came out ok.Ondara is a nice town and has a good supermarket on the...

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  • Parade

    The drums were slowly becoming louder and we could then see there were children and adults walking along.As they got closer and closer I saw they were walking in a kind of hypnotic way.Quite a few hooded people slowly walked past and then they carried a staue past with Jesus on the cross.Many men had to carry the weight and they slowly went past...

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  • Ondara

    am not religious but wanted to see the March as I was told it was mesmerising.So we went one night and waited for something to happen.There were lot's of people around so we knew something was going to start sooner or later.We found a bar and had a couple of drinks .Then we spotted lot's of people all walking in the same direction dresed up. As we...

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  • Bird watching.

    The Natural Park of Oliva-Pego marsh is a great place to go and bird watch.Such birds as the Flamingo and coll verd duck go there, the coot and quails.Because this area is a marshland it is ideal for birds and they love the damp wet atmosphere.The park is huge, around 10000 hectares and the marsh is kept damp by rivers that flow into it.I found...

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  • Oliva

    I have only been to Oliva 2 times before and on my first visit I did not think much of it.But on my second trip I went to the harbour area and soon changed my mind.I really liked it and plan to go back again.This area is known for growing oranges.The Oliva Nautic Club has moorings for boats and you can also learn to sail here. If you enjoy golf...

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  • Beaches and coves

    The Valencian coast is linked to mass tourism. Thousands of Madrileños and other people from other inland provinces come to these beaches every summer. Somme resorts, like Benidorm, have reached an international reputation. The Northern part of the coast is promoted as Costa del Azahar (Orange blossom coast), with long sandy beaches and famous...

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  • Birdwatching

    The coastal area of the Valencian region used to be full of wetlands. marshes, lakes and moors. Sadly, many of them have already succumbed to speculation, intensive agriculture and tourism. The few ones that are left are still extremely exposed to these dangers.However, there are still quiet a few wetlands where life flourishes and which are a key...

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  • Great online newspaper

    Im crazy about Spain and when im not there i want to be there and know whats going on etc.So i read once a week an online paper called The Costa Blanca news.It has details on everything ranging from weather,jobs,nightlife,crime,headline news, eating, everything and its my window to the Blanca when im not there.It covers all of Spain also .So its...

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  • Great Views

    We walked around Mijas and there were a selection of gift shops and a few nice bars and restaurants and we had a drink on one of them.We then walked along and saw a church and it had a garden at front and wonderful views across the mountains to the sea.It was breath taking.There were a few benches and we just sat for a while and admired the views.I...

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  • Mijas and its great views

    The car and coach park was really busy and it was hard to find somewhere to park.We parked up and saw a mobile hut thing.It was a museum so we decided to go in.It was full of minature things.Things like a painting of a face painted onto a pin head.A minature shrunken head of a real person, a matchstick that was painted with a landscape painting.It...

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  • Mijas

    I remember driving to Mijas and the scenery on the way was great.Its 1400 feet above sea level and has some nice streets.Its very popular and coach loads of people visit during the day.We visited late afternoon as most coaches had left or were leaving.In the pic you can see behind me donkeys and horse and carts.You could hire a horse and cart and...

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  • Castle with great views

    There is also a castle in Fuengirola which is worth seeing.It was built by the Moors in A956 and destroyed in 1485.It was rebuilt in 1730.I liked going here as the views were exellent.Nearby Mijas has loads of great golf courses.Fuengirola has a great selection of bars and restaurants and i walked along the Paseo Maritimo along the beach and looked...

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  • Great Market on Tuesday

    This resort is very popular with families and older people and is package holiday heaven.There is not many nice sights here apart from the Plaza de la Constitucion.It has a church and bars and is nice as they have outdoor seating.The streets around here are quite pleasant too.Some of them are car free and you can sit and eat a nice meal in peace.I...

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  • Fuengirola

    I went to Costa Del Sol on my first trip to Spain.It was my first hol ever with my husband.We went on a package holiday to Fuengirola.Fuengirola is in south-east Spain and it has plenty of bars and life.Malaga and Marbella are close by and Fuengirola has high rise buildings lining the beach.The beach is 4 miles long and the promenade runs almost...

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  • Flora and Fauna

    Most of spains forests went years ago.They were replaced by wheat fields,vineyards,olive groves and fruit orchards.There is also huge bits of barren land where only cactuses will grow.The forests which are left are home to lots of animals and birds.There are around 360 or so native bird species.There are even brown bears and wovles in the mountains...

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  • Clothing and toiletries

    You can buy most soaps, creams and deodrants in Spain and if anything its probably a bigger selection there.Shops are as well equipped as England.Some of them have Tescos products in them too.What clothes you pack depends on what area and time of year you are going.Light clothes during the hot summer, t-shirts-shorts-sandles for during the day and...

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  • Torrevieja and North Costa?

    I think Torrevieja was ok but found it very built up.A sea of buildings as far as the eye could see.I think it was nice, but no where as nice as the North.The scenery was alot flatter and dustier and there was a crane where ever u looked and building going on.The north is more green and has mountains and is no where as built up.If you want golf and...

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  • Torreviejas Two Salt Lakes

    Torrevieja is next to the sea on the South Costa Blanca and is surrounded by two large saltwater lagoons and are the largest in Europe and second largest in the world.They are said to be very healthy and help heal arthritus.Alicante airport is 47km away and the airport at El Altet is 35km away.It can have upto 360 days of sunshine a year and an av...

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  • Torrevieja

    When i was property hunting i went down south to Torrevieja.I looked around Villamartin which was an exclusive golf and holiday complex.It was very pretty and had a two golf courses that were 7 km from Torrevieja and 3km from main road N332.The courses are laid out on sandy coastal land with pine trees.There is a driving range and putting...

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  • King James I

    He played a key role in the history of the Kingdom of Valencia. He released it from the Muslim domination and integrated it into the crown of Aragon as an autonomous kingdom. This autonomy was preserved within the Spanish crown until the XVIII century. In this picture you can see an equestrian statue of the King James I the Conqueridor on the...

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  • Altea is one of spains most tranquil...

    Altea is a very scenic and popular town.It has been kept very nice,not over developed.There are small bungalows here,rather than hotel blocks and a lovely market held on tuesdays.There are 257 steps that climb above the main shopping street and lead to the old village.Here its always busy and people just chill in bars and restuarants. Altea also...

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  • Vergel safari park is good fun

    I had a great day out at El Vergel safari and wildlife park.Its about 4 miles from Denia.It has animals galore,a good dolphin show,childrens amuzements and a bar and resturant.You can drive your car through the lions and then walk around the park and see a huge variety of animals.There are prett gardens and plenty of places for snacks and drinks.

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  • Freshwater caves

    Denia,with its long sandy beaches,mount Montgo and its castle is a great town.You can climb the Mount and on a clear day,see Ibiza,which is 100km away.Denia takes its name from a Roman temple to Diana.Denia is a growing industrial town, with wood,plastics and toy making being the main things as well as tourism. Here i am at the Cueva Agua...

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  • Go on long walks around the coastline

    The costa Blanca,north has loads of beautiful coastal walks.Altea,Calpe,Javea,Denia and Oliva all have beautiful coastlines.Very natural and unspoilt and very mountainous.Do drive from Altea to Oliva as the scenery along this coast road is well worth seeing and you can always stop off at one of the many bars,cafes that you will pass along the way.

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  • Moraira harbour is very special

    The beach at Moraira is very nice and not busy.I enjoyed the local festival in Moraira when i was there.There are hundreds of festivals in Spain each year.If there is one on when you go,do not miss is,you will enjoy it. I also enjoyed seeing the huge date palms at Elche.There are thousands of trees,which were planted 300BC.

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  • Cactus garden was great fun

    I visited Alicante and i enjoyed all the swaying palms around the city.Alicante has some of the best restuarants in Spain.Also it has some great Tapas bars .Do go to the Explanada De Espana,the waterfront promenade,where i listened to a great band on a Sunday.I also enjoyed the historic Castillo De Barbara,which is 350feet above the city on Mount...

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  • I visited Alicante and i enjoyed the...

    Spain. I miss the wonderful weather and gorgous food.The area was so laid back and relaxing.Such a nice friendly atmosphere.The festivals were great too.Most of all ,i miss sitting outside in the evening,eating Paella and drinking a ggod bottle of wine,listening to the crickets. Here is the beautiful villa we stayed in.

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