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N-332 BRIDGE OVER ALGAR RIVER

N-332 BRIDGE OVER ALGAR RIVER

1880 Algar River, N-332 road The National road bridge over Algar River is a structure of twenty arches, 258 meters long, as well as two long boarding areas in both sides. The bridge was built in 1880, and definitively solves the pass over the river that should be done by the Camino Real wading when […]

ELS ARCS ROMAN AQUEDUCT

ELS ARCS ROMAN AQUEDUCT

II century before Christ Partida dels Arcs These are the remains of a Roman aqueduct from the 2nd century that goes through the Rotes Cliff in orer to carry water from Algar River to an old Albir Roman Villa. The aqueduct was made up of thirty one pillars, which once reached 20 metres high on […]

ANCIENT VILLA SAGI-VELA

ANCIENT VILLA SAGI-VELA

ANCIENT VILLA SAGI-VELA First decade of the XX C. 31, Partida Cap Negret It is inserted into a great interesting settlement spot, over a platform that dominates the volcanic outcrops of Soio Creek, preserving remains of what was the original domestic park (…). The façade overlooks the ancient path that coincides with Roman Via Dianium. […]

PORTAL NOU GATE

PORTAL NOU GATE

18th C. Calle Fondo Street The second remaining gate, the Portal Nou, also known as the Puerta del Mar, was opened to the east in the mid-eighteenth century due to the importance of the Fishing Quarters.

SANTA ANA CHURCH

SANTA ANA CHURCH

1885 – Extension beg. of the XX C. Restoration over 1980 Santa Ana Square, Altea la Vella The current building dated form 1885, was replaced with an old chapel whose image can be seen on the iconographic reference from the 18th century that shows us a drawing from Orgaz Count Files. The temple building has […]

FINCA MONTEMOLAR MANOR

FINCA MONTEMOLAR MANOR

1924 – 1926 Partida Montemolar, 11 – Tossal de Molar – The property was built in 1924 over Tossal of Molar, and it takes its name from the Marquis of Campo-Fértil. It is a strategic location that dominates the view of Altea and la Olla bay. This is a complex of great landscape value. (This […]

CASA CARRETA

CASA CARRETA

Around 1920. Partida Cap Negret, 104 – Ancient Camí Reial (Via Dianium) – It was built in the early 20th century, at the entrance to the old Cami Real in its Cap Negret section. The Carreta House or Villa San Francisco, is one of the examples that accompanied the inherited mid-20th century Altean landscape and […]

RAILWAY STATION

RAILWAY STATION

1914. La Mar Street, 102 Complex of railway facilities which were opened in 1914 and include a station, rails with platforms, depots and sheds. In 1920 these facilities set up a complex to which Marina Hotel was added; these forming a complex that marks the modernity in Altea during the first decades of the 20th […]

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THE MURALS

THE MURALS

Calle San Miguel and Calle Salamanca Street In the early twentieth century, Altea was being captured by such painters as Genaro Palau, Joaquin Mompó, … Since then, many painters, sculptors, engravers, ceramists, luthiers, musicians, actors, … have lived in our village. This relationship with art started to manifest itself in some village streets. Some examples […]

HISTORY OF ALTEA LA VELLA

HISTORY OF ALTEA LA VELLA

The population centre which we today know as Altea la Vella, situated in the municipal area of Altea, had its own identity in the medieval period until the 16th century. Before this, there had been important settlements located between the Algar river and the Sierra de Bernia mountain range, but these also suffered episodes of […]

THE PEPARRA CASINO

THE PEPARRA CASINO

19th century. Costera Pont del Montcau Street / Convent Square Peparra Casino is a iconographic characteristic building in Altea due to its formal relation to the convent façade. It was home of some historical casinos from the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. It preserves the volume and certain Altean collective imaginary elements […]

SANTA BÀRBARA CHAPEL

SANTA BÀRBARA CHAPEL

1729 – 1950. Partida de la Foia, 12 Is the result of different extensions and alterations based on an old chapel dated before 1759, when the current chapel was made up. The festivity takes place the 4th of December and from its creation to the end of the 19th century it had a hermit, who […]

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