Denia is a Western Mediterranean (Costa Blanca) cruise port and city in Spain's Alicante Province, located halfway between Alicante and Valencia. The city covers a total area of approx 66 km2 (26 ml2) and has population around 42,000. Costa Blanca is an approx 200 km (120 mi) long coastline in the province, extending from Denia (north) to Pilar de la Horadada (south). Costa Blanca's a well-developed tourism industry attracts annually millions of mainly British and German tourists.
Among Denia's best known tourist attractions is a castle overlooking the city. Built in the 11th-12th-centuries, it offers panoramic views around the sea, the city of Denia and the whole surrounding area. Palau del Governador is a museum inside the castle. In the city is the Museu Etnologic dedicated on its history and culture.
The ferry service to Ibiza Island and other Balearic Islands is regular and scheduled daily. Denia serves as northern terminus for a scenic railway line from Alicante through the mountains. Popularly known as Limon Express. this unusual tourist railway provides year-round transportation.
Each March in Denia is hosted the bonfire festival, when huge papier mache statues are set up throughout the city and then set ablaze. The Bous a la Mar festival is held each July. The highlight of this week-long event is watching bulls run down Marques de Campo (city's main street) chased into Mediterranean Sea.
Denia cruise terminal
Next photo shows Denia port's yacht marina and the terminal facility with a berthed Balearia fast-ferry ship. As Denia a tender port, cruise ships anchor in near the port and their passengers are transported to the pier via the ship's tender boats.
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