The basilica building has a central nave, side chapels and an octagonal dome. Its façade is simple with a sober character.
The streets of the center of Altea la Vella have a special charm and walking through them transmits tranquility.
The Altea la Vella ravine runs along the western slopes of the town, and two drinking fountains that provide water supply are born 400 meters to the north. The Font Gran and the Font del Garroferet.
Located at the foot of the mountain, next to the road between the mountains and the town of Altea la Vella we find the Font del Garroferet. There are references to this source since the 16th century.
Located in the departure of the Cascall was consecrated in 1759, but there is evidence of its modern settlement since the 17th century. The simple facade with baroque aesthetic moldings is crowned by a belfry. The layout of the nave is transversal to the altar, with attached sacristy and a side porch. Its total dimensions are 12 by 9 meters approximately.
For Altea, the chapels represent a heritage of incalculable value, surrounded by the oldest traditions, preserved to this day. In addition, the City of Altea organizes every year La Ruta de las Ermitas, a cycle of concerts from the saturday before Easter until the next weekend, performing a concert per day. This activity attracts a large number of public, lover of good music. The cycle takes a tour of all the Altean geography, visiting seven places where the mentioned chapels are located, each of them dedicated to a Saint.
The first three stations are outside the Calvary precinct, one attached to the side façade of the Church of Santa Ana and the other two on Cura Llinares street.
The Algar River rises in the Ferrer mountain range and descends along its 12.2 km long along the western slope of the Bernia mountain range. His most important contribution comes from the Fuentes del Algar in Callosa d’en Sarrià.
Due to the presence of a permanent flow, the Algar River harbors riverside fauna and vegetation of special interest. Such is the importance of this enclave that has been included in the Catalog of Humid Zones of the Valencian Community.
Some of the most typical dishes are putxero balls, paella, rice with seafood… If you are a lover of good food you will like to know that the Townhall of Altea organizes annually a very interesting gastronomic days, adapting the culinary products according to the season and with the participation of many bars and restaurants.
If you need to make your purchases, you can find supermarkets, flower shops, etc. And you cannot stop trying an artisan ice cream in the El Pecat Ice Cream Shop.