A very Special Night in the “Moros y Cristianos” Traditional Supper.

Moros y Cristianos in Altea, pic py Diego Coello

Last Saturday, we enjoyed in Altea, the traditional dinner of Charges, event held each year  just before the start of the traditional festival of “Moros y Cristianos” in Altea.

The event brought together more than 1000 revelers on the market square of Altea, in a very special night, just before the celebrations, this year will be held from 21 to 25 September.

The festive charges this year were awarded to members of the “filaes”:

* Sarraïns and Carteia (reigns)

* Black Guard and Maseros (alferecías)

* Moors of Bernia and Corsaris (bearers of the Association of Moors and Christians Sant Blai)

Charges, received at the entrance of the enclosure to the festive, the overseers of the commission of Christ and members of the Shrine of the municipal corporation.

The participants “alteanos” had traditional songs that were enjoyed by Moors and Christians, in an act of camaraderie and celebration that lasted until the wee hours of the morning, in which both Moorish and Christian kings, Joan Josep Salvador Lanuza Llinares and Gomis Martínez as president of the Association, Rosa Guillen, commended the efforts of all festers, and very happy holidays desaron 2012 to all alteanos and visitors wishing to share a very special dates with us. ”

# EnjoyAltea from 21 to 25 September

Altea and the Fireworks Casttle

Castell de L´Ola de Altea . Mix de fotos #EnjoyAltea

One of the main appointments required for the summer nights is El Castillo de l’Olla de Altea. The perfect meeting place for lovers of  fireworks an with the sea in the background every year has more followers.
A great day to enjoy the company of good friends on the beach. The night of the “Castle” is full of color, light and desires. For a moment the sky and sea merge with flashes. The dark sky of the city is filled with tears of fire representing the tears of St. Lorenzo.
El Castillo de la Olla is a true show of light, sounds, smells and colors, magic, stars.
An experience in the Mediterranean to be able to live at least once in life.
Laia López

The first Russian Orthodox Church in Spain

“Altea is an Orthodox church. I am very curious as I passed by that town and I stop to see Alicante. Its decor called my attention. In 2007 was built in Altea the first Russian Orthodox Church in Spain. One day a Russian promoter decided to build it with materials brought from the Urals. Is called San Miguel Arcangel, is a replica of a Russian Orthodox church of the seventeenth century. The Orthodoxs are Christians who split from the Roman Catholic Church in the ‘Schism of East and West’ in the year 1054. ”

inglesia ortodoxa en altea