DÉNIA has much to discover, all our proposals will bring you closer to its charms and attractions, we leave them to your choice to have a unique day full of experiences.
Shall we start?
DISCOVER THE HISTORICAL LEGACY
We suggest you start your visit to Dénia in the morning and from above.
The CASTLE is in the heart of the city and on a small hill, a symbolic building that houses a legacy with many years of history. At the top of the enclosure, the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM stands, with 4 rooms showing the Iberian, Roman, Muslim and Christian periods. In addition, the fortress provides some of the best views in Dénia from any of its many viewpoints. Don’t forget to stop and enjoy them.
The gate to the Castle is located on San Francisco Street, we suggest that go in search of the Town Hall square, in it you will find signs and steps. The climb must be done on foot.
Opening hours of the Castle:open daily, check its schedule HERE.
Opening hours of the Archaeological Museum:open daily, check its schedule HERE.
TAKE A STROLL AND SURPRISE YOU
The surroundings of the castle invite you to take a relaxed stroll through the popular medieval streets of the BARRIO LES ROQUES. Surround the walls and be amazed by the pedestrian tunnel that crosses the castle below, a bomb shelter during the Spanish Civil War. You can continue wandering through the HISTORICAL CENTER, where you can contemplate impressive buildings from the 19th century and if you continue along the lively main street MARQUÉS DE CAMPO, it will direct you towards the port.
You will notice that the city center is a set of mostly pedestrian streets, where you can spend your time browsing in shops and taking a break on any terrace is inevitable.
Another proposal is to stop at Magallanes street, where a visit to the MUNICIPAL MARKET is essential to learn about the typical products of our territory.
Municipal Market hours: Monday to Saturday from 8:00-15:00 h.
VISIT THE MUSEUMS
If you want to know more about the historical and cultural heritage of the city, we suggest you to complete your tour by visiting the rest of museums:
The ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM, home of the bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century, enriched by the trade of raisin. Inside there is an interesting sample that includes clothing, work instruments and utensils of that time.
Opening hours of the Ethnological Museum: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30-13:00 h and from 16:00-19:00 h, Sunday from 10:30-13.00 h and Monday closed.
The TOY MUSEUM is a mandatory stop when your companions are children. Located inside the old railway station, it exhibits a sample of Dénia´s toy production, from its very beginnings (1904) to the 60s. Pieces that recall other times and surprise those who observe them.
Opening hours of the Toy Museum: every day from 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-21:00 h.
The MUSEUM OF THE SEA is located in the old fish market next to the port, it showcases the maritime heritage of the city and its people, presenting countless archaeological pieces, ethnological objects and photographs.
Opening hours of the Museum of the Sea: every day from 10:00-13:00 h and 17:00-21:00 h.
SPLASH INTO DÉNIA´S CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF ITS COAST
The city port divides the coastline into several areas:
To the north extends the beach of LES MARINES, the most extensive, mostly sandy and most demanded beaches by tourists and visitors for a good swim in the Mediterranean.
To the south is the coast of LES ROTES, a landscape formed by small rocky coves, where the practice of snorkeling is highly recommended, its waters are shared with those of the RESERVE MARINE SAN ANTONIO CAPE, where it is also common to observe the passage of cetaceans and seabirds during their migration to southern coasts, from the end of May to July.
Take a stroll through the rocky coast, that you can explore on foot or by bicycle, a pleasant PROMENADE borders the spot (5 km approx.) that starts at Marineta Cassiana Beach.
And if you want to feel like a sentinel, you can also make a small excursion on foot and climb up to the TORRE DEL GERRO, watchtower of the sixteenth century, on top of a small mountain located at the end of the road that runs through the area.
Read more about the route HERE
ACTIVATE YOURSELF AND HAVE FUN
The coast of Dénia is very attractive, its more than 19 km of extension make it easy to activate you with NAUTICAL SPORTS or just enjoy a good experience of LEISURE in the sea.
Numerous companies offer active tourism and nautical activities such as boat trips, kayaking, jet skis. They also provide the practice of windsurfing, sailing, paddle surfing or scuba diving among many others.
Check all the offer of active tourism in the sea HERE
EXPLORE DÉNIA´S NATURE
From many points of the city you will see the MONTGÓ NATURAL PARK, a 753 m high mountain that occupies much of the southern half of the municipality and where hiking is a great experience. The park is an actual botanical treasure, there are many trails along it, suitable for all ages. Although if you want to enjoy it in all its magnificence, we advise you visit it in the last months of winter and spring.
Read more about the park HERE
At the base of the cliffs of San Antonio Cape and within the territory of the Natural Park, is the COVA TALLADA, a fascinating cave derived from the extraction of rough stone, typical of local architecture since the sixteenth century. The walking route is not suitable for children or people who are not used to walking the mountains. There is also the possibility to go kayaking.
From the 15th of June to the 30th of September, access to the cave is restricted to a limited number of visitors, both on foot and by kayak, so a reservation must be made through the website of the park www.parquesnaturales.gva.es
TASTE AND GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
As lunchtime approaches, GASTRONOMY is one of the strengths of Dénia, which was declared a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO in 2015. It is worth trying some of its typical dishes, such as rice “arròs a banda”, dry octopus, red prawns or the “coques de la Marina”. There is a wide and varied range of bars and restaurants that will leave you a good taste, discover it.
If you don’t know where to eat, we suggest visiting one of the areas with the largest number of establishments:
The cozy neighborhood BAIX LA MAR, emerged during the sixteenth century between the walls of the castle and the port, its buildings, squares and alleys of sailor and fishing spirit will surprise you. In the Pont Street you can also visit ELSMAGAZINOS, an interesting cultural and gastronomic space with a lot of charm.
The marinas MARINA EL PORTET and MARINA DE DÉNIA, located in the north and south breakwaters of the port respectively, where you can eat with views to the sea and the emblematic silhouette of the city. Both ports are home to important vessels and have numerous companies related to the nautical world.
The LORETO STREET, next to the Town Hall Square is a fantastic place to eat tapas and other traditional dishes a step away from the main historical buildings.
Also along the coast you will find countless restaurants with a lot of gastronomic interest, where you can taste traditional or creative cuisine.
See where to eat HERE
afternoon & night
afternoon & night