When you are getting to Benissa, the first thing you can distinguish is its white Church, perfectly illuminated at night, which is known as la Catedral de la Marina Alta. It was built in the “golden twenties” by Benissa workers. You can walk around the town from the Town Hall, and contemplate the beautiful citrus orchards as well as the path that the old inhabitants of La Ribera take to leave the village.

From the Purísima Street you can see the iron trellis on the balconies full of flowers, and the white houses. Most of the streets are narrow and quiet, which allows us to contemplate emblematic places of the locality, such as the Casa de Cultura or the Contratación fish market, the most ancient building of Benissa and where the Etnographic Museum is located. Around the old prison is located the medieval center of the town.

The municipality has not suffered a great urban speculation so there are some small beaches such as the one of La Fustera or Cala Pinets, L’Advocat or La Cala Baladrar. You can take a maritime trip through these beaches or practice water sports such as scuba diving or fishing.

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