Benissa is a municipality located in the Marina Alta region of the province of Alicante, in the Valencian Community of Spain. Situated on the eastern coast of Spain, Benissa offers a mix of natural beauty, historical charm, and a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle.

The town of Benissa is known for its well-preserved historic center, characterized by narrow cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings, and beautiful squares. The impressive Church of the Puríssima Xiqueta stands as a prominent landmark in the town. Strolling through the streets, visitors can admire the architectural details and soak in the traditional Spanish ambiance.

One of the main attractions of Benissa is its coastline, which stretches for approximately four kilometers. The municipality boasts stunning cliffs, hidden coves, and picturesque beaches such as Playa Fustera and Cala Baladrar. These pristine coastal areas offer opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

Inland, Benissa is surrounded by picturesque landscapes of mountains, valleys, and vineyards. The area is known for its agricultural heritage, particularly the production of wine and almonds. Visitors can explore the countryside, hike through the Sierra de Bernia mountain range, or visit the local vineyards for wine tastings.

Benissa also hosts various cultural and gastronomic events throughout the year, showcasing the traditions and customs of the region. The town’s weekly market is a popular attraction, where visitors can find local produce, crafts, and souvenirs.

For those interested in history and culture, Benissa offers several notable landmarks, including the Benissa Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum, and the Casa dels Llauradors, a traditional Valencian farmhouse that has been converted into a cultural center.

Overall, Benissa provides a blend of natural beauty, rich history, and a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle. Whether you’re seeking a beach holiday, outdoor adventures, or a cultural escape, Benissa offers something for everyone to enjoy.

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