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Benissa - Benissa is a municipality Within the province of Alicante . Along icts 4km coastline Between the towns of Moraira and Calp you can find Many small bays : such as La Fustera & La cala de Advocat ( sandy ) and El Pinets , The Lobella , Baladrar & The Basetes with a small marina . In the town of Benissa you can walk through narrow cobbled streets and enjoy Hundreds of years of history and historic buildings .

The History of Benissa - Benissa The name dates back to before the expulsion of the Moors in 1609, an Arabic name ( Banu - Issa ) meaning Issas children . Even now ; many of Benissas streets and areas still hold Arabic names . Settlers That Were Followed the Moriscos from the Pyrenees , Catalonia and Aragon. You can find the Town Hall in the Plaza del Portal. The building was Constructed in the year 1790 as a hospital order in 1981 the building underwent full restoration and reopened as the Town Hall.

Interesting places to see in Benissa Plaza del Portal ( Gateway Square) Located opposite the Town Hall. The name Refers to one of the old gateways in the Ancient town wall . In the center of the Plaza you can find the Cruz de Piedra Arenisca . One of Most Important Benissas and beautiful sights is the Plaza de la Iglesia Antigua Originally Dominated by The San Pedro Igelsia All which WAS built Between 1550 and 1570 Believed to be built on the foundations of a 14th century mosque . The church we see today Pursima Xiqueta Iglesia Parochial WAS built in the 20s thanks to several private donations, the building is a neo -gothic style with three naves . Antigua Sala del Consejo gold old council room in Huadu Calle Mayor WAS built at the end of the 16th century , this building was used for a council meeting and également commercial use for selling wheat and almonds from the local farms . In the 20s the building was used as a small school and today there is still an old almond shelling machinery inside the building. Convento de la Inmaculada Concepcin WAS opened in 1613 by a group of Franciscan monks . The church is of renaissance architecture and inside there are interesting objests and a small museum . House -museum Abargues WAS built in the 18th 19th century , today visitors can find typical furniture and decoration of noble Households of this time .

Semana Gastronmica Benissa Gastronomic week on March 13th Gives you a opportunity to sample local Benissa menus. Restaurants are taking share in 2011 Alzaraq , Bon Gust, Casa Canto, Casa del Maco , Casa Eusebio , La Granja, and Timn Tasca Tenco .

Fiestas in Benissa

Moors and Christians Festivities are Celebrated at the end of June in honor of Saint Peter . You can watch processions of magnificent parades through the streets of Benissa.

Fira de Sant Antoni are Celebrated on the 2nd fortnight in January . Animal blessings , medieval market , fair attractions, fair stock , and a variety of cultural and sport activities take up falling on three weeks .

Patron Saint Fesivities are in honor of Xiqueta . Are Celebrated on the 4thSunday of April . There are firework displays, music concerts, bull running, and the Coronation of the Queen Fiestas together with Procession

North Costa Blanca Local Street Markets

Monday : Dnia , Parcent & Callosa Sarri

Tuesday : Altea , Jalon, Els Poblets, Beniarbeig , Benigembla , Callosa to Sarri , Villajoyosa ( La Cala ) Benimantell .

Wednesday : Teulada, Benitatxell Ondara , Orba , Benidorm, Altea , El Campello , Alcoy .

Thursday : Javea, Pego, Benidoleig , Gandia (Port ) , Alicante, Benimantell .

Friday : Moraira , Senija , Alcalal , Gata, El Verger, The Alfs del Pi

Saturday : Benissa , Calpe , Castell de Castells, Pedreguer, Gandia, Callosa to Sarri , Villajoyosa ( La Cala ) , Alicante, Alcoy .

Sunday : Benidorm

Tourist Info Benissa

Coastal Office: Urbanitzaci The Fustera Parcella - A-1. Avda. Marina 307.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday : 09.30 am 03.30 pm

Saturdays: 09.30 a.m. - 02.30 p.m.

Benissa Office : Avda. No Valenci 1

Monday to Friday: 09.30 am - 02.00 pm & 04.00 pm 06.30 pm

Saturdays: 09.30 a.m. 02.30 p.m.

Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December & January 1st & 6th


30 Apr 2011


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