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Calpe (Alicante)

The city of Calpe is a near perfect combination of romantic village together with sun and beach. In between Altea to the south and Javea to the north, Calpe with its about 13 000 habitants is known for its rock called the penon de lfach.

The national road really gives you the kind of holiday feeling as it leads you to Calpe along the coastline up from Alicante.

The two churches of Calpe are certainly worth a visit. Close to each other, the Iglesia Antigua and the church Senora de las Nieves are both located in the center of Calpe.

Built in the 15th century, the old church had been reconditioned many times over the past centuries, as the city had been attacked by pirates many times. Calpe's archeological museum can be found just opposite at the plaza de la villa showing various findings of the 4th until the 8th century.Alongside you find ruins of the romans and the ruins of the bano de la reina, together with rests of an old tower, the torreon de la peca.

 

Calpe é una localitá nei dintorni di Alicante, ubicata nella comarca della Marina Alta, nella zona settentrionale della Costa Blanca, Spagna.

Calpe é un comune con un alto indice di popolazione straniera ed il turismo á la sua principale fonte di guadagno, il vero motore della sua economia.

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Taken on June 25, 2007