Member Towns:


Altea (Spain)

Address: ALTEA TOWN COUNCIL
Plaza Jose Mª Planelles ,1
03590 ALTEA ( Alicante ).
Telefon: 00 34 96 584 13 00
Fax: 00 34 96 584 08 24
E-mail: douzelage(at)We dont like SPAMcv.gva.es
Official site: http://www.alteadigital.com

 

 


Facts & Figures

THE ALTEA TOWN IS SITUATED IN THE ALICANTE REGION OF THE "MARINA BAIXA" AND FORMS PART OF THE AREA KNOW AS THE "COSTA BLANCA"

ALTEA OVERLOOKS A BAY OF THE SAME NAME WHICH OPENS ITS ARMS WIDE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN.

THE SIERRA BERNIA ARISES IN THE NORTH , ITS HARD-EDGED PERFILE REACHES 1.129 M. AT IST HIGHEST POINT. ALTEA IS A POTEGÉE OF THIS MOUNTAIN. iT ACTS AS A SHIELD OF SOLID ROCK, PREVENTING COLD WINDS AND EXTETIOR INFLUENCE TO PENETRATE INTO THE BAY, THUS CREATING A MAGICAL MICRO-CLIMATE

 

HISTORY:

Situated at the foot of the Sierra Bernia, beside the estuary of the River algar, the history of Altea has been marked by the presence of many civilisations: iberians, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs all left their mark and influence here.

Apparently the name of ALTEA comes from the Greek name ALTHAIA which means "I Cure" and from the River algar which means " River of Health"