Costa Blanca El Refugio
Churches and museums
"simple, magnificent churches, interesting museums, the white coast has all of this to offer"
The region is not only known for its beaches, there are also numerous churches worth visiting during a holiday on the Costa Blanca. Not only religious people will enjoy the magnificent or simple churches of the Costa Blanca. Everyone will be able to take home unforgettable impressions of the places of worship. In the following we have put together some churches in the most important cities on the White Coast.
If you don't want to miss out on a cultural program during your holiday on the Costa Blanca, you can visit one of the museums. Young or old, everyone will find an interesting museum on the Costa Blanca. From archaeological museums to a toy museum to a chocolate museum, everything is available here. Many of the facilities even have free entry. A selection of the most interesting museums is listed below for you.
MARQ Archaeological Museum on Plaza, Gomez Ulla
You can see exhibits from prehistoric times from 100,000 years ago, the Iberians, the Romans, the Middle Ages as well as modern times. Info: audio-visual presentations
Archaeological Museum in the former Governor's Palace
Shows the development of Denia from its origins in the Iberian era to the 18th century.
On an area of around 190 square meters, the museum is divided into four areas: the Iberian, Roman, Muslim and Christian periods.
Special exhibits include: balsamarium, an antique bottle of ointment from the 2nd century AD, a collection of Islamic bronzes from the 11th and 12th centuries
Museum of Archeology and History in the Palace of Altamira (MAHE)
The museum is divided into two areas. The archeology and history section
In addition to modern display methods such as audiovisual projections and photographs, you will also find finds from the city itself, images of everyday life in ancient civilizations and models and reproductions.
Archaeological and Ethnological Museum Soler Blasco in the palace of Antoni Banyuls
The museum has a total of eight halls with permanent exhibitions and two with changing exhibitions. There is also a library with around 4,000 volumes and a small restoration laboratory.
The Submarino S-61 Delfin floating museum. The submarine stands for peace, culture and the union between peoples and represents the deep roots of the city in seafaring.
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Principe Felipe Science Museum
Here you can try out the great achievements and inventions that science has made over time. Science and technology are the themes of this great 21st century museum, where even the youngest family members can learn interesting things. In addition, the building is one of the landmarks of the City of Arts and Sciences.
The Valor Chocolate Museum.
Visit the chocolate factory and discover modern chocolate production.
Learn about the history of the Valor family and their love for chocolate since 1881.
At the end of your visit you can even taste the chocolate.
"Church of Santa María"
The Santa María Basilica was built in the 13th century in the Gothic style in downtown Alicante. Before that there was a mosque in the same place. The interesting thing about the church are the different styles in which it was built.
"Cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari"
The cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari, the patron saint of sailors, was built in the Herrera style in the 17th century. It consists of a nave with attached side chapels.
The "Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Consuleo" is not only beautiful to look at, but also offers a beautiful view over the whole of Altea.
It is located in the very center of Altea. Not to be missed with its imposing and striking blue domes. Located on the highest point of Altea, it overlooks the city.
Built around 1640, exact date not known.
Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Nieves, is located in the Plaza de la Villa. Modern construction in the 1970s. Colorful wall mosaics inside and outside that are well worth seeing.
Iglesia Antigua dates back to the 15th century. Since Calpe has been attacked by pirates many times and the church has been damaged, it has been restored several times.
The Iglesia de la Asunción is located in the Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square). It was built in the late Baroque style in the 18th century, but was badly damaged in the Spanish Civil War. So it was built and rebuilt in 1939. The shape corresponds to a Latin cross, which was inserted into a rectangle. The modern statue of Saint San Roc, which is located outside in a niche above the gate of the Capilla del Roser, and a colorful sculpture inside the church, which shows the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, are worth seeing. This is framed by the two patron saints standing on its sides.