Nowadays, a visit to the old town of Altea can be a journey into the ancestral Mediterranean culture.
The current exhibition presented on the 2nd of June 2021 “The Return of the Gargoyles”, can help you to get to know the beauty of the old town of Altea in a different way. This exhibition has a total of 34 figures created by local artists and distributed along the facades of the Old Town. It should be noted that the exhibition will be available until October 2021.
On the other hand, it is worth mentioning the exhibition “S.L.A.P” (Street Light Art Project) by the artist Anzur Zapico Alonso, which permanently offers a magnificent visual of the lampposts that are scattered around the busiest areas of the town. This project is about Urban Art that consists of the artistic intervention of the public lighting, that is to say, the lampposts of Altea. The project collects plastic bags and waste collected in different markets in Alicante. Thanks to the material, a technique of plastic thermofusion is used, which creates this magnificent art.
These two exhibitions are scattered throughout the famous streets of the old town, being in the streets Sant Miguel, Sant Josep, Calle Calvario, Calle Salamanca, Portal Vell, Calle Mestre Musica among others…
Thanks to these wonderful exhibitions, you will be able to get to know the town in a more ARTISTIC way. In addition, from the 19th of July until the 29th of August, Altea will have the exhibition of the “Balconades”.