HOLY WEEK IN ALTEA
Altea is always a fantastic place to spend a few days, but at Easter its charm multiplies. What could be better to enjoy with family or friends than nature, dreamy landscapes, great food and many leisure options?
You have endless accommodation options such as hotels, apartments, campsites … And diverse restaurants. In Easter, Altea exudes charm for all its streets and secret corners. So much, that you will fall in love with her and want to return. Then we make a summary of the schedule for these days so you can organize when you come without fear of wrong…
XXXVI EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS
From April 17 to April 21 from 12 noon to 10 o’clock at night in the Plaza de la Iglesia you can freely access the craft show. This show is much more than a market, since it will connect you directly with the bohemian soul of Altea.
This year the craft exhibition is already 36 years old and you must walk through the Plaza de la Iglesia and the streets of the old town is always charming, but in these dates more … You will perceive the delicious aroma that comes from the restaurants and a very calm and pleasant atmosphere.
Throughout the year many free guided tours are organized in Altea. If you want to spend a different day and get away from the routine, come to Altea.
You can make your reservation by contacting the Tourist Info of Altea, at calle Sant Pere, 14, or by calling 965 84 41 14. Here are the visits you can enjoy if you come during Holy Week:
-Tuesday, April 16: “Route Cap Blanch i els Arcs”. Meeting point: Tourist Info Altea. Start time: 10:00 h. Duration: 2 h. Difficulty: easy-moderate. Recommendations: comfortable shoes, hat and water. 50 people maximum.
-Wensday, 17 April: “Meet the Old Town of Altea”. Departure from the Tourist Info at 18:00 h. Duration: 2 h. Difficulty: easy-moderate. Recommendations: comfortable shoes, 50 people maximum.
– Thursday April 18: “Know the Old Town of Altea”. Departure from the Tourist Info at 10:00 h. Duration: 2 h. Difficulty: easy-moderate. Recommendations: comfortable shoes 50 people maximum.
– Saturday, April 20: “Route to Altea la Vella on the Camino Fondo”. Departure from the Tourist Info at 10:00 h. Duration: 2.5 h. Difficulty: easy-moderate. Recommendations: comfortable shoes cap and water, 50 people maximum.
– Sunday, April 21: “Route along Via Diànium-Camí Reial”. Departure from the Tourist Info at 10:00 h. Duration: 2 h. Difficulty: easy-moderate. Recommendations: comfortable shoes cap and water, 50 people maximum.
Get to know the history of Altea with these routes. More info here.
- THE REIAL CAMI. Seaschore.
- ALTEA LA VELLA. The origins.
- L’ALGAR. The beginning of the altea’s orchard.
- QUINTANES I BARRANQUET. Settled Land.
- CAP BLANCH I ELS ARCS. Tradition alive.
ROUTE OF ALTEA CHAPELS
Come and enjoy good music in an incredible environment: Music in the Altea Chapels.
Thursday 11/04/19 7:00 p.m. Church of Santa Anna in Altea la Vella. Impressions Romàntiques.
Saturday, 13/04/19 12:00 h. Hermitage of Santa Bárbara. Donizetti Trio.
Sunday, 04/04/19 18:00 h. Parochial Church. The last seven words of Christ on the Cross. Quartet Almus and Soprano Pepi Lloret.
Monday, 15/04/19 19:00 h. Hermitage of San Isidro Live the Clarinet. Sinfonnieta Altea (quartet of clarinets)
Tuesday, 04/16/19 7:00 p.m. Convent de l’Olla. Mélodie Française.
Wednesday, 04/17/19 7:00 p.m. Hermitage of Sant Roc. Obvice trio.
Thursday, 04/18/19 7:00 p.m. Hermitage Sant Antoni. Dues Vora Mar.
Friday, 04/19/19 12:00 h. Hermitage of Sant Tomás. Quartet of Corda and Clarinets Musicaltea.
Saturday, 04/20/19 12:00 h. Hermitage of Sant Lluis. Soca in Arrel. “Música per ací”
It will take place on Thursday, 04/18/19 at Portal Vell at 23:59 h. in charge of the theater group Pla i Revés.
This religious act, which is celebrated every Holy Thursday, is a staging of images represented by a group of actors on the streets of Altea. It is also worth mentioning the charm of the procession of the Santo Entierro, which every Holy Friday at around 8 pm takes its route through the streets of the old town. Streets that are overflowing with neighbors who accompany the religious images and tourists who crowd in the crossings of the streets to see the descent of the procession.