Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

Summary

Discover the best of the Old Town of Denia with a walk through the narrow streets, visiting the many historic sights, followed by a climb up to Denia castle and the Archaelogical Museum.

Date Updated

2nd February 2023

 

Historic Centre - Old Town of Denia

The Historic Centre of Denia offers beautiful architecture from the 16th to 19th century - explore streets with white façades, arched doorways, gothic windows and ironworks, all finished with the areas´ characteristic “tosca” sandstone.

Discover the best of the Old Town of Denia with a walk through the narrow streets, visiting the many historic sights, followed by a climb up to Denia castle and the Archaelogical Museum.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

1) Start your walking tour in the main shopping street of Dénia - Calle  Marqués de Campo, a beautiful tree-lined street that offers shops, bars & restaurants. From here you can explore many historic buildings in the surrounding streets.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

2)  A couple of streets away in Carrer Magalanes you will discover The Municipal Market with its wonderful selection of food stalls.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

3) From here, you can walk to the Plaza de la Consitution where you will find the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción - the main Church in Denia.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

This is also the location of Ajuntament de Denia - the grand town hall building.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

4) Travel from Plaza de la Constitution along Carrer del Cavallers to the Museo Etnológico, a museum where you can learn about the history and traditional culture of Denia over the years.

The museum is located in a 19th century house, and covers the history during this period, when Denia experienced major growth due to the local raisin trade.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30-13:00 plus from 16:00-19:00, and on Sundays from 10:30-13:00. Entrance to the museium is free.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

5) The most famous sight in Denia is the Castillo de Denia. Located on on a small hill in the centre of Denia, access is via Calle San Francisco (next to the Town Hall).

The castle was built in Muslim style, and offers more than two thousand years of history. On the side of the hill, remains from the Roman period can also be found.

Enjoy wonderful views of the city and along the coastline.

Tourists & visitors pay 3 euros to access the Castle.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

Image: Apartment Bernia Vista

6) Discover the Museo de Arqueología which is located inside the upper part of the castle. Entrance is included in the ticket for the castle.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

7) The tour of this historic city ends with a visit to another beautiful church "Iglesia de San Antonio" which can be found in the "Plaza del Convento, with its many bars & restaurants, the perfect place to eat, drink, relax & watch the world go by.

Historic Centre Denia - Explore the Old Town of Denia

Exploring the Historic Centre of Denia, you will also discover many shops, restaurants and bars which add to the wonderful charm of this area.