From my roof terrace I can see the picturesque, blue dome of the church in Altea. It is very recognizable and for this reason it is the most characteristic part of this town. I had never seen him up close. In October 2016 it finally happened. The weather in this month is not too hot and also not too cold. A perfect moment to visit the casco antiguo of Altea. If you go there with children, it is best to first drive up as much as possible by car, find a parking spot and climb up the last stretch. Along the way you pass small shops with art and clothing.
At the church with the blue dome
When you reach the top, you can enjoy the fantastic view of the sea. On the church square you will find restaurants. I didn’t drink or eat anything there, because it’s a bit pricey there. Because I’am Dutch I always take a close look on the prices. Down at the boulevard there are also a lot of restaurants with excellent menus. When you’re up, do visit the church. I, of course, have seen the church of Altea from the inside. From the church square you have a amazing view on Altea and the sea.
Walking down again
When you are bored up, you can go back down again. The number of steps down is 204. My daughter really enjoyed counting them with her grandma. For toddlers it is still quite a lot, but with enough distraction they can keep up. Once downstairs you can continue the day on the boulevard. That day I had dinner with my family at restaurant Columbus, on the boulevard of Altea. Altogether, Altea is a place worth visiting when you are on holiday at the Costa Blanca.