Some architectural notes from Dénia.

Comparisons can be entertaining and instructive. Dénia (on the east coast of Spain) and St Helier have many things in common.  Both are historic coastal towns partly enclosed by hills; each is commanded by an old fortification with a more recent tunnel beneath – in the case of Denia for pedestrians only; each has colourful harbours and marinas.  Both towns have very distinctive character and contain some fantastic streets and historic buildings. Development is consuming both of these places but Dénia’s historic centre seems to have fared better – probably because there is much more development land available.

Dénia’s weather is unquestionably kinder in November…..”

Dénia, view from the castle.

Rock-Cut tunnel under the castle.

Dénia, tiled facade in Marqués de Campo.

Dénia, disused toy factory.