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Benidorm Cultural Sights & Landmarks - Costa Blanca, Spain

As for Benidorm cultural sights & landmarks; the Benidorm Old Town, Balcon del Mediterraneo (The Castle Viewpoint), San Jaime Church (Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana), Maritime Cultural Center, Poniente Beach Promenade, Benidorm Town Hall and L'Aiguera Park is must see cultural sights in Benidorm.

Benidorm Old Town
The Benidorm Old Town is situated aside the promontory that separates the two Benidorm beaches. The Cerro Canfali headland that is veined by narrow lanes and alleys, converges in the light-filled Balcón del Mediterráneo belvedere, whitewashed and decorated with blue tiles, an ornamental motif repeated along the balustrade that graces stretches of the seafront of Benidorm.

Balcon del Mediterraneo (The Castle Viewpoint)
The Balcon del Mediterraneo is situated on top of the rock separating the two beaches of Benidorm was the fortress built to defend the people from the algerian pirates raids during the centuries XIV, XV and XVI.

San Jaime Church (Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana)
San Jaime Church a blue-tiled domed roof of the 18th century Parish church. It is dedicated to the patron saint of Benidorm and is set at the very top of the Old Town on a hill called Canfali. Visitors may seea statue of the Virgen del Sufragio inside the church, the well-loved patron saint of Benidorm. The Virgin has her own small chapel containing the little wood sculpture which, as the story goes, was found on a boat adrift on the high seas.

Maritime Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Marítimo)
The Maritime Cultural Center is a small house that contains an exhibition of model ships and other nautical exhibits that include fishing boats, anchors and knots to remember the great maritime ventures of the Benidorm seamen done in the past. Entrance is free of charge.

Poniente Beach Promenade
The Poniente Beach Promenade is the work of the architects Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí Galí, that represents a radical innovation to traditional promenades. The design of the promenade recreates shapes of cliffs and waves, projected to generate areas of light and shadow, convexities and concavities with platforms at different levels creating different surfaces that can be used as recreational, leisure and meditation areas.

Benidorm Town Hall
At the entrance to the L'Aiguera Park stands a very different monument which greets the visitors; The new Town Hall, colloquially known as the ‘floorscraper’. The unique structure has aroused the interest of many architects and a lot of people come to visit it. The building is like a bridge which acts as a doorway to the green zone L'Aiguera Park. It juts out over the road and you can walk underneath it. This 'horizontal skyscraper' is supported by four pillars. The glass façade is covered with thick slats with the names and surnames of the over 60,000 inhabitants of Benidorm on the year when its construction was finished.

L'Aiguera Park
The L'Aiguera Park is a long green park in neoclassical style, separating the old quarter of Benidorm from the newer buildings. It is a nice park in Benidorm worth a visit. The two amphitheatres are used for shows and cultural events especially during summer season. The Park ends at the Bullring and a fairground site where attractions are set up for the many 'fiestas'.

Tossal de la Cala (Iberic Remains)
El Tossal de La Cala is an Iberian settlement and one of the nicest cultural sights of Benidorm. It is located at the far end of Poniente beach in Benidorm. The surrounding hill at the end of Benidorm bay was settled in the late Iberian period between 3rd to 1st Century B.C.

Cavall Peak & Morales Tower
Other remains from bygone times in Benidorm that have been declared as Cultural Assets are the 16th century watchtowers of "Punta del Cavall" (or Seguro) and "Morales" (or Escaletes).

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