A visit to Altea starts at the highest part of the town. From the
Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, boasting a church topped by
unique blue and white tiled cupolas, a magnificent view over the
district can be gained.
Cobblestoned streets and steps descend the hill, flanked by
whitewashed houses, which were once protected by town walls.
At the foot of the hill is the fishermen's quarter, now enlivened by
a seafront promenade and a port, which keeps the town busy. Along
streets and around plazas, craftsmen and artists mingle with
holidaymakers and neighbours to form a captivating crowd.