Calpe Calp   Spain, Costa Blanca

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Town Calpe Calp

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Calpe or Calp, the artists town.  A port and a country town at the same time. An oasis in the most popular tourist region of the Costa Blanca. Calpe is the town of connoisseurs, the town chosen by the whole of Europe as its summer retreat. A privileged enclave beside the calm blue waters of the Mediterranean, where outstanding natural beauty, gastronomy, culture, the sea and the mountains are part of the everyday life of its inhabitants all year round.
The Old Town is beginning to attract more and more visitors because it is becoming a very interesting part of the town. There are Museums, picturesque little streets and squares and many bars and restaurants, most of them with a lively terrace, an ideal place to spend a pleasant summer evening.
Calpe will surprise you with its daring contrasts, where modern buildings and wide avenues harmonize with an ancient fishing village, where locals are proud of their past, yet welcome tourists and visitors with warm hearted hospitality.

Calpe, Calp is a town which is full of history and culture. Its strategic location on the coast has attracted many voyagers and settlers throughout history. Remains of Iberian tribes were discovered around the skirts of the Rock of Ifach. Later, the Romans founded a prosperous colony on the coastal plain whose main activity was commerce in dried, salted fish. During the Medieval period, the farming population was spread out in a number of independent settlements. Christians and Moors lived peacefully for a time, but the local population suffered continual attacks by pirates during the 14th to the 17th centuries. Calpe, Calp entered a period of redevelopment during the 18th century, consolidating the town in the 19th century and laying the foundations for its current prosperity as a major attraction for both national and international tourism. In the ancient town center, next to the Moorish quarter (Arrabal) we can see the group of monuments comprising the Torreo de la peça, the Town Walls and the church known as the Iglesia Vieja, the sole surviving example of Mudejar-Gothic architecture in the land of Valencia. Further more there is the Moli Tower and the remains of an ancient Roman which have recently been found, once forming part of the fish factory known as the Queen's Bath (Banys de la Reina).
Discover the Costa Blanca at all times of day, beside the sea or inland, enjoy its beaches and mountains, discover its festivals, art and traditions, get to know the cuisine. You can also play golf or sail along the coast to enjoy the last rays of sun. Visit other towns like Benidorm (aqualandia, marine and exotic animal park, great disco's like Penelope, E5, Joker and night clubs, entertainment Benidorm Palace), Alicante(shopping, airport), Elche(palm tree gardens), Valencia, Murcia and Madrid.

Ifach mountain in the sea at Calpe, Spain Moorstreet at Calpe Museum Forat de la Mar

The municipal district extends along the gently curving bay whose northern edge is marked by the impressive Rock of Ifach, an unmistakable sight on the Costa Blanca. The rock has been turned into Nature Park in 1987 and provides shelter for a variety of plants, such as the rockrose, tree germander and the Ifach mushroom. This immense rock, towering to 332 m. just out into the sea to the punto de Carallot. The Ifach rocky outcrop divides the Calpe coast, which is made up of beaches, inlets and cliffs, into two wide, very sheltered bays, with facilities to ensure the safety and well-being of swimmers and at the same time provide them with a wide range of leisure activities and entertainment's.
The nearby sea and the exceptional climate entice you to take part in various sports whatever the time of year: scube diving, sailing, line and underwater fishing, windsurfing, paragliding and parapenting, climbing mountains. Further more there are jeep adventures, several safariparks, beautiful caves and many more other places of interests.  Visit other worth seeing places like Guadelest, this is the most visited village on the Costa Blanca. It was built on a mountain peak more than 700 m. high during the Moorish invasion in the thirteenth century. Don't forget your camera. Further more there is the region Marina Alta, Marina Baja, lovely villages like Altea, Denia, Javea, Finestrat, Jalon (valley of wine) and of course Aitana, the highest point of the Costa Blanca. The city Elche is world famous for their palmers and tropical plants in the magnificent gardens of Elche.

Calpe in Spain ,

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