Old town of Benidorm

The Old town of Benidorm is a place that keeps the essence of the narrow cobbled streets past; walk through its alleys between whitewashed houses, terraces and shops and enjoy one of the liveliest areas of the city.

Plaza Mayor Old town of Benidorm

The Old town of Benidorm is a quaint and charming place. It is a surprise to find in the city of skyscrapers this quiet, beautiful maze of narrow, steep, cobbled streets.


Plaza mayor in Old town of Benidorm

Plaza Mayor


What to do in the Old town of Benidorm?

If you decide to get close to the Old town of Benidorm, you have to go along the Paseo de la Alameda, Calle Gambo and Calle Mayor, all lined with shops and terraces. Lose yourself in its streets aimlessly and you will discover beautiful places and buildings as emblematic as the beautiful Iglesia de San Jaime of the 18th century, with its simple white facade and domes covered with blue tiles.

A must in the old town is the Mirador de Benidorm from which to contemplate the grandeur of the Mediterranean. It is located in a great promontory jutting into the sea called Punta del Canfali that separates the beaches of Levante and Poniente, from there you will have one of the most beautiful views of the city of Benidorm. This place is also called el Castillo, because here was located the old castle town of the 14th century, the ancient fortress defending the city from attacks by pirates and privateers, but unfortunately there are only a few small remnants.


St. James church in Benidorm old town

St. James church in Benidorm old town


In this part of the town you will find an amazing array of dining, traditional restaurants, international and author’s cuisine, local fast food or tapas, that is to say cuisine for every taste and every budget.
The old town is the picture of what was once the small, quiet and peaceful fishing village, but today a city of skyscrapers. Here you can still breathe the authentic atmosphere of what was the city in the beginning, before it reached the tourist boom of the 60s, when only 6,000 inhabitants lived in Benidorm mostly from fishing.


Benidorm viepoint and EL Castillo

Benidorm viewpoint



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