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Holiday rental licences - Valencian Community

Further information can be obtained on the citizens advice website UPDATED: 30 May 2018 - You can now download a translated copy of the Official Guide to Holiday Rentals for Owners in the Valencian Community which contains all the useful links you need and explains your rights as a holiday rental owner. The original law (Decree 92/2009) covering Holiday rental licences in the Valencian Community was modified in January 2015, making it now compulsory for all types of tourist accommodation, including Viviendas Turisticas, to register their property with the Registro de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas (The Register of Tourist Businesses, Establishments and Professionals).  Valencia is just another region to move towards legalising the holiday rental industry in Spain, with most other Spanish regions also introducing their own laws and licences.  Once you have your Licence number (also called inscription number), it must be stated in all property advertisements. Failure to include your licence number in the property advert could result in a fine for the owner and the advertising channel.   Who should apply? The decree states that it is compulsory for all holiday rental properties to be registered. We recommend that you start the registration process asap, as the decree could be updated at any time. If you manage up to five holiday rental properties, you must register each one individually.  If you manage more than five properties, then you must register as an ‘empresa’ (business), rather than as an individual. You must include your general licence number in all property adverts, not individual property licence numbers. Important: Although Decree 92/2009 is the legal text that establishes the general regulations for holiday rentals in the Valencian Community, the Decree 75/2015 partially modified the 92/2009 Decree. One of the most important changes made is that EVERY homeowner (even if you only owns a single holiday rental) must register its property at the "Registro General de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas". How to register your holiday rental in the Valencian Community Region You must request the Declaración Responsable registration form, which you can get by contacting the Territorial Tourism Service or by downloading it here. After completing the form, you must submit it following one of the following two methods: Option 1: You can apply for the licence in any government administrative office, but it is recommended to use one of the following offices: Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Alicante C/ Churruca, 29 - 03003 Alacant/Alicante Teléfono: 012 Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Valencia Pl. Alfonso el Magnánimo, 15 - 46003 Valencia Teléfono: 012 Option 2: You can also fill out the application and take it into the post office, addressed to your closest Registro del Servicio Territorial de Servicio office. It's important to remember not to seal the envelope to allow the post office to stamp and date your application. Registrations are accepted for apartments, studio apartments, villas, chalets, bungalows and other similar types of properties. Your rental property needs to meet the technical requirements and standards, as set out within the decree, based on its category -  Standard, Primary and Superior (see below for details of these requirements). Once the property is registered, you must include the licence number, category type and code in all advertising and promotion of the property. Property Requirements: Find out if your property belongs to the Standard, Primera or Superior category   Requirements Standard Primera Superior Public entrance ✔ ✔ ✔ Lift (if the accommodation is situated on the fourth floor or higher) ✔ ✔ ✔ Stairs ✔ ✔ ✔ Heating and sound insulation in all areas ✔ ✔ ✔ Parking   ✔ ✔ Wall power outlets in all rooms and a fuse box ✔ ✔ ✔ Hot water ✔ ✔ ✔ Evacuation plan displayed at the front door of the accommodation ✔ ✔ ✔ Emergency telephone list ✔ ✔ ✔ Information about local attractions and places of interest ✔ ✔ ✔ Air conditioning   ✔ ✔* Heating   ✔ ✔ Swimming pool and/or first line beach   ✔ ✔ Security box   ✔ ✔ Internet access     ✔ Garden (can be a common garden)     ✔ *Bedrooms included  Room Sizes (min. m2 space)   Standard Primera Superior Main bedroom including wardrobe 10 m2 12 m2 14 m2 Double bedroom including wardrobe 8 m2 10 m2 12 m2 Single bedroom including wardrobe 6 m2 8 m2 9 m2 Per person sharing room i.e. per bed 3.5 m2 4.5 m2 - Living/dining 14 m2 17 m2 20 m2 Kitchen* 5 m2 7 m2 8 m2 Bathroom** 4.5 m2 5.5 m2 5.5 m2   *The kitchen should be equipped with a hob with a minimum of two burners when the accommodation doesn't exceed 4 guests and a hob of three burners or more when it exceeds 4 guests. **There must be at least one bathroom including a bath with shower, washbasin and toilet and/or a washroom with a shower, washbasin and toilet. A studio apartment is defined as an accommodation consisting of a living/dining/kitchen area with separate bathroom (minimum of 24 m2 for Standard category). Rental accommodation should be furnished and equipped appropriately, with the following: Cutlery Kitchenware and appliances Bed linen Curtains Kitchen appliances Fridge freezer Electric grill/griddle Oven/microwave Extractor fan and smoke alarm

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Jesús Nazareno Fiesta in Javea

Jesús Nazareno Fiesta in Javea The arrival of May also sees several decorated crosses appear through the old town, many of them made from colourful flowers. Each year, the mayorales, who are residents (always male) who are selected annually to represent the fiesta, are responsible for placing crosses outside their homes. Planning takes months; professional designers are often tasked with creating a stunning visual image to outdo others. The cost is phenomenal, usually more than 2,000 euros, and the dedication to put together such beautiful creations is admirable, although quite often neighbours muck in to help out, spending hours sticking on flowers and plants so that the cross is ready for its reveal. The origin of such a tradition seems to be another adoption of ancient festivities by the Christian faith during the conversion of Europe. Amongst the many rituals, the festival of Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowers and the season of spring was celebrated between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life after a long winter. Such traditions were brought to the Iberian peninsula during occupation by the Romans and quite possibly adapted after the conversion of Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century and the supposed discovery of the 'True Cross' in Jerusalem by his mother Saint Helena. She is said to have died praying for all Christians to commemorate the day that the 'True Cross' was found whilst other sources suggest that the tradition celebrates the rescue of the 'Cross' from the Persians in 628AD. Text and image courtesy of http://www.javeamigos.com

Brexit Meeting

Recent a meeting was held in Javea Old Town where 17% of the registered population of over 27,000 are British came together for a meeting. Attended by the British Consul in Alicante Sarah Jane Morris and the Mayor who assured those attending that the Ayuntamiento of Javea would continue to work for the interests of the expats in Spain. The biggest message was that British expats wanting to remain in Spain with the same rights they currently enjoy, they must get into the system before the exit date of March 2019.   Those legally living in Spain on that date will continue to enjoy the rights of healthcare, pension and other benefit provisions.   It is also very important that Citizens are registered on the Padron. Still awaiting more information regarding healthcare and pensions those attending were reassured that no British citizen could be denied healthcare, although we still do not know exactly what cover.   At the moment there is accord in working towards confirming the rights of British citizens living across the European Union, there is no formal document, there has also been no agreement about the freedom of movement currently enjoyed by citizens and a right which COULD be lost when UK completed its withdrawal next year.  However the British Consul did point out that British people have been coming to live in Spain for more than half a century,  long before the formation of the European Union.  A bilateral agreement between countries will be created to solve issues. The British Consul will continue to arrange meetins to keep the Expats up to date and in the meantime updates will be posted on the gov.uk website and will be the first point of reference. If you are considering moving and purchasing a property in Spain, we are here to offer our unique services, assisting you with making that all importance choice that will enhance your lifestyle. Contact Paul Impressive Property +34 695 060 213      E  info@impressiveproperty.co.uk       www.impressiveproperty.co.uk    

Golf Enthusiasts

Club de Golf Ifach was built in 1974 in an enviable location and being the first of its kind on the Costa Blanca. Location:   The Ifach Golf Course is located in the pretty coastal town of Benissa (CP3720) on the Moraira - Calpe coastal road on the San Jaime Urbanization.  The location is nestled in a valley between two hills with magnificent views of the coastline and the famous Penon de Ifach of which the Club takes its name. Description of Course: D. Javier Arana was the original designer of the course and in February 2011 the course was changed back to its original design. The course has nine holes and will take approximately an hour and a half to complete. Most of the holes have large greens, with strategically placed bunkers to protect them, with trees surrounding several of the greens.  Playing this course in the summer is extrememly pleasant, with family and friends enjoying the wonderful scenery in this idyllic location. The three neighbouring towns of Benissa, Teulada-Moraira and Calpe allow for easy access to this course.  These towns offer good accommodation, from B&B to luxury hotels, making your golfing holding even more attractive. Ifach Golf Club: Members of this club are of various nationalities and mostly integrate in various groups or associations and play regularly in their own competitions. The Ifach Golf Club comprises of two buildings, the first designed as the Club house, with a cafeteria, changing rooms, bathrooms with storage rooms, a meeting room and golf club room. The second building hosts the restaurant Micheta, with spectacular terrace, BBQ areas and a swimming pool. Services: For practice, we have at your disposal, three prectice nets, putting green, approach area and bunker. Free parkig, club and trolley hire, is also available, along with the golf pro shop, battery charging service, golf lessons, tennis courts and swimming pool. Phone: 96649 7114  e-mail:            info@golfifach.com                         web: www.golfifach.com If you feel that you would like to purchase a property in any of these areas, please contact us via our e-mail address on ifo@molinovillas.com  or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com

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A rustic country property with panoramic mountain views

There is more to Spain than busy coastal resorts with sea view Villas. A British artist headed into the countryside and opted to design and build a rustic bolthole with panoramic Mountain views to welcome fellow artist for workshops and relaxing and mountain fresh air. Noisy crowds, nosy neighbours and traffic jams are Issues Mr Brown never has to worry about at his finca close to the village of Tarbena. Mr Brown searched out the land to build his dream home. When he found this location a saw the panoramic mountain views he knew this was the place for him. Mr Brown ´project´ managed the build and hired local builders and a stonemason to achieve what he had designed and made sure the build was to the highest standard. Completed in 2005 and the doors opened to paying visitors that summer running a very successful B&B and workshop for budding artists. 30mins drive inland from the blue flag sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca, and the towns of Benidorm, Calpe and Altea the way of life at this location could not be more different to the busy tourist resorts that typify much of Spain’s coastline.  For nature lovers, walkers and mountain bikers, and anyone looking for a complete switch-off in unspoilt rural surroundings, it is truly heaven. Estudio de Font Blanca is a luxury villa set amidst stunning scenery in a protected mountain area. A special place that you fall in love with, a luxury family home or large enough to be a small hotel. The 400m2 property is a modern design with floor and wall insulation to look like a traditional Finca with stone walls and large antique doors. Set on a 10,500m2 of land very private and is terraced with 80 almond trees and a variety of fruit trees.  Mr Brown said, “It’s real Spain, where the locals hardly speak English. The village is just five minutes drive and has all the amenities you need, including a small supermarket, bakery, bank, restaurants, bars, town hall and a school. Useful cheap flights to Alicante Airport, only 1 hour 20minutes away”. “We’ve had some great parties with family, friends and paying guest and never had to worry about making too much noise!” Mr Brown´s property 30mins from the sea, offering excellent water-based activities, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing and Jet Ski excursions.  Scenic Medieval towns such as Guaddlest, Javea old town and Denia Castle are perfect places to visit or enjoy a traditional Spanish lazy lunch. Mr Brown has been very successful in letting the self-contained rooms to Artist involved in the courses and holidaymakers and has been fully booked between February and October. “We used to get repeat business,” he said. “We had a lot of European people, who liked the natural, private setting, and also attracted walkers, mountain bikers and bird-watchers”. “One of the reasons for purchasing in this area on the Costa Blanca North was the warm winter sun”. Mr Brown is now looking to sell the finca. It is on the market for 750,000€. Ref IP4202Dhttp://www.impressiveproperty.co.uk/fincas/ip4202d-5-bed-impressive-stone-built-country-property-views-of-tarbena-valley The property is structurally sound with Termoarcilla blocks with an insulated cavity and part natural stonewalls. The foundations are 50cm thick reinforced concrete platform, with a damp proof course throughout with under floor and roof insulation. The property has mains electricity but also solar panel system that can satisfy at least 50% of its requirements, mains water connection, propane gas for central heating, telephone landline, Satellite dish and fast internet supply. It would make a great property for someone who is looking to create his or her own idyllic bolthole, as a permanent living, holiday home, or rental investment. if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk

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Almond Blossom Dating

If you are in the Jalon Valley during February/March this is a must do visit. We were there last year, doing a wonderful 10k walk, the colours were amazing white, pale pink, deep pink, all mixed together, Spectacular. Many tracks that wind through the vineyards and woods, Views are awesome. We have been here many years and seen this each year, but it never fails to impress us. It is so worth the visit. There are a number of good restaurants open, to cater for all tastes...including bars if you just want a drink. Do not miss it. It´s one of Mother Nature’s miracle offered to us every year... This photo has been taken at Benimaurell town, where there are other routes to do, with medium difficulty, and with amazing views.... one of them is "el cavall vert", and another one is the famous "Barranco del Infierno", considers as the "trekking Cathedral"  of this area. There are also a few restaurants to enjoy a traditional Spanish meal in a typical atmosphere..  EXTRAIT FROM : www.tripadvisor.com   If you are looking for a property in the Costa blanca North, have a look at our website www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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Que faire..? Randonnées..!!!

La route des falaises à Benitachell : parcours Barranc de la Viuda-Cala Moraig SLCV50 (Distance d’environ 4,1 Km. / Temps estimé: 3 h 15 m aller-retour) Cette route parcourt l’une des zones les plus belles et impressionnantes de la commune et nous mène à la plage connue sous le nom de La Cala. Nous commençons dans la zone du Portet puis prenons le Camino de la Viuda jusqu’à la rue canario, où se trouve un panneau indiquant la route. En suivant ce chemin se trouve une bifurcation vers la moitié du parcours, où l’on peut continuer par le chemin à droite. Dans le dernier tronçon, le chemin devient un peu plus compliqué  étant donné qu’il passe à travers le ravin,  Il faut donc prendre ses précautions. Une variante recommandée de ce parcours est le chemin qui sort à gauche, juste avant d’arriver à la plage de La Cala. Celui-ci a une forte dénivellation, mais une fois en haut, il est tout à fait plat et n’engendre aucune difficulté.  On arrive à travers celui-ci aux environs de la Plage del Moraig, dans la commune de Benitachell. extrait du http://www.turismoteuladamoraira.com Si vous cherchez une propriété au Nord de la Costa Blanca, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website..  www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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Promenade écologique à Benissa

Promenade écologique à Benissa Les quatre kilomètres de côte de Benissa sont escarpés. Il y a des falaises et des petites criques envahies par les pins. Une promenade écologique longe le littoral. Vous pouvez vous y promener pratiquement tout au long de l'année grâce au bon climat. Le « PASEO ECOLÓGICO » représente la meilleure façon de parcourir la côte de Benissa. Vous trouverez des pancartes informatives qui décrivent divers aspects de la culture locale, de notre histoire ou de la richesse botanique et géologique. ITINÉRAIRE SUD Dès l'office du tourisme - Club Náuti­co Les Bassetes (Club nautique). 0,6 kms... dans la baie Bahía de les Bassetes se trouve le Club Náutico (Club Nautique) qui porte le même nom. ITINÉRAIRE NORD Dès L'Office du tourisme - Cala Pinets (Crique Pinets). 1 km...La promenade passe d'abord par la Playa de la Fustera qui est une magnifique petite plage familiale de sable fin naturel dont les fonds cristallins sont couverts de posidonie. Vous continuerez ensuite votre promenade jusqu'à la Cala dels Pinets, La crique suivante, la Cala de la Llobella, est elle aussi de galets et son accès compliqué la rend très tranquille et adaptée à la pratique de sports subaquatiques. Après vous trouverez La Platgeta de l'Advocat, composée de rochers et de sable fin. Derrière la jetée il y a une petite place où vous pourrez vous promener ou garer votre voiture. C'est à cet endroit que prend fin l'itinéraire nord du Paseo Ecológico. Le parcours, le long de la côte prend fin à la crique Cala del Baladrar.  extrait du www.benissa.net Si vous cherchez une propriété, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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Denia Fish Market

See your fish before it gets to your dish. If you go to the fishing port at around four in the afternoon you will see the fishing boats returning with their day’s catch, with seagulls dipping and diving as the search for scraps. The catch will be sorted on board before being taken to La Lonja, the fish market where buyers can get a look at it before it goes to auction. (And if you get close enough to see the fish you will see that some of it is fearsomely ugly.) The auction starts at five, and takes place at an astonishing speed, with the price lowering (the reverse to an English auction) until someone shouts, “¡Basta!” (“Enough!”). Part of the catch goes on sale to the public at Posit, the small market which forms part of La Lonja. I can spend ages watching the fishing fleet come in and the hustle and bustle of the auction room. extrait from: https://www.simonseeks.com/ travel guide for you Other markets: The main Denia Market is on a Monday morning. It's slightly out of the way. It is on an area called Torrequemada which is off a big roundabout called Passeig del Saladar (if you want to get your bearings via google). You can come to it via the back roads from Gata. It is fairly large - and is both touristy but also for locals. You will find a combination of clothes and household stalls, with ceramics, shawls, replca football kits etc. for the tourists. They also have lovely pick and mix nut and sweet stalls. At the entrance you will find a churros stall (you were talking about pastries, these are the long sugared donuts that they cook fresh and eat sugared or with chocolate). I probably wouldn't go with children at the height of summer but as you are going in June it will probably be less hectic and hot. It is difficult to park nearby, so you might want to park in centrally in town and then walk and wander back in to town after for lunch. Extrait from TripAdvisor if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk

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..La jolie ville d'Alicante au bord de la mediterranée..

Alicante est une belle ville au bord de la mer méditerranée, avec pleins des endroits à connaitre … «La explanada de España» c’est une très belle promenade sous les palmiers pour vous rendre dans les restaurants ou en ville. Parmi les palmiers et se promenant sur les mosaïques on se sent vraiment en vacances. «Le châteaux de Santa Barbara» : traditionnel châteaux avec superbes vues en soirée. «La plaza Gabriel Miró» : Cette place est à la fois un havre de paix et de fraîcheur. On peut toutefois se reposer sur l'un des nombreux bancs à l'ombre d'arbres « les traditionnels et anciens ficus » en admirant la petite fontaine. Bars et commerces aux alentours. Entourée des bâtiments anciens avec leurs balcons fleuris. Rendre une visite au “Vieux quartier pittoresque, barrio Santa Cruz”… «La Playa del Postiguet».. qui offre l'avantage d'être à proximité immédiate du centre ville, en peu plus loin l'immense et superbe plage de San Juan facilement accessible avec la ligne 4 du TRAM.... Le joli port de plaisance jusqu'à en face...Alicante vous attend très accueillante, ensoleillée, amusante.. Si vous cherchez une propriété au Nord de la Costa Blanca, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.impressiveproperties.co.uk    

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La Sagrada Familia, l'architect Gaudi à Barcelone

La Sagrada Família,  est une basilique catholique de Barcelone érigée à partir de 1882 et toujours en construction.  Bien que le projet soit initié par Francisco de Paula Villar, c’est Antonio Gaudi qui le repris en 1884 en finissant la crypte que Villar avait commencé et en changeant les plans originaux afin de donner à la Sagrada Familia un design unique et révolutionnaire. La construction de ce “temple expiatoire de la Sainte Famille” a commencé même si Gaudí avait d’autres projets en cours pour la ville de Barcelone. Il passa les 15 dernières années de sa vie à ne travailler que sur le projet de la Sagrada Familia. Il meurt près du lieu de la construction, laissant sa plus grande oeuvre inachevée. Avant de mourir, Gaudi n’a eu le temps que de terminer presque entièrement la façade de la Nativité, partie Est du monument. Les travaux de la Sagrada Familia ont été confiés à plusieurs architectes. Aujourd’hui encore, la suite de la construction est un sujet très controversé. Si vous cherchez une propriété au Nord de la Costa Blanca, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.impressiveproperties.co.uk  

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Réhabiliter l'architecture traditionnelle méditerranéenne.

Architecte établi en Espagne avec plus de 25 ans d'expérience professionnelle. Je suis une architecte avec plus de 25 ans d'expérience professionnelle. J'habite depuis 15 ans dans la région de la Costa Blanca. Je parle espagnol, français et anglais. Je peux vous accompagner dans toutes les étapes qui fera aboutir votre rêve de construire une maison en Espagne. Je vous aide á monter un projet sur mesure en ce qui concerne la construction d'une résidence en Espagne. Je prends en charge les grands et petits chantiers, selon vos besoins et idées et c’est avec plaisir que je pourrai mener tous styles de projets, créations, rénovations, ainsi que permis de construire. Dessin et Gestion de projets pour les nouvelles constructions Permis de construire pour des licences majeures et mineures Évaluation des sinistres pour les compagnies d'assurances Conseils généraux sur ... Construction et bâtiments Planification et développement Règlement de l'édification Réhabilitation des Bâtiments historiques María Gabriela Molise (Enregistrée: CTAA nº12779,) Si vous cherchez une propriété au Nord de la Costa Blanca, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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La piedra tosca tradicional de Jávea

La piedra tosca tradicional de Jávea Muchos de los edificios tradicionales en gran parte de España son una combinación de escayola blanca y tejados de terracota mediterránea, a las casas de Jávea se les ha añadido un elegante toque gracias a la piedra tosca, como se le conoce en la región. Esta piedra porosa, con su estructura suave y maleable y su color miel, es el material ideal para adornar edificios. Haya sido esculpida con cuidado, como colocada revistiendo los edificios, encaja a la perfección con los muros enlucidos de blanco y las contraventanas de madera. Esta roca de origen calcáreo se formó en las dunas de arena hace miles de años y se extrae en la zona desde hace varios siglos, pero fue justo a principios de los años 70, cuando las nuevas leyes de protección medioambiental prohibieron la extracción de la piedra tosca. Desde entonces, los arquitectos han tenido que trabajar con alternativas sintéticas que, aunque resultan perfectamente funcionales y atractivas, aunque no consiguen el mismo efecto visual y táctil que el material original. Al observarla con detenimiento, se pueden ver incluso los vestigios de criaturas marinas fosilizadas que asocian esta piedra a zonas costeras de España, Italia y Brasil. Rara y bella, esta piedra se encuentra solamente en unas cuantas zonas de todo el mundo y la antigua cantera de Jávea, en la que trabajaban robustos hombres ya desde antes de la época romana, es la más importante de todas ellas. Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca puede visitar nuestra página web ...   www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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Feliz año 2018 !!!

Origen de la celebración del año nuevo :Quizás la celebración más importante en el mundo occidental –así como en el resto de culturas, aun cuando cada cual tenga su propia fecha- sea la celebración de Año Nuevo, momento en que la mayoría del mundo da por terminado un período, para dar la bienvenida de otro. Año nuevo Occidental: En el caso de Occidente, el año tiene una extensión de 365 días, correspondientes al tiempo que dura la Tierra en dar una vuelta completa alrededor del sol. Así mismo, basado en el Calendario Gregoriano, instaurado en 1582, el año occidental comienza el 1 de enero, día en que la gran mayoría del mundo –así cuando su religión o cultura cuente con otra fecha para año nuevo- asume que ha comenzado otro ciclo anual, y que por tradición es festivo en casi todos los países del planeta. Por consiguiente, el último día del año occidental sería entonces el 31 de diciembre, momento en que también en casi todo el mundo se convocan celebraciones familiares y sociales, en donde las personas se reúnen para despedir el año que termina, y recibir el nuevo tiempo que comienza. Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página web www.molinovillas.com

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La esperada llegada de los 3 Reyes Magos..!!!!

La carta a los Reyes Magos  Todos los años, semanas antes de la llegada de la Navidad, los niños empiezan a pensar en los regalos que desean que les traigan los Tres Magos. Es el tiempo de escribir la carta a los Reyes Magos:  un momento de enorme ilusión y fantasía para los más pequeños. En ella, los niños cuentan cómo se han portado a lo largo del año y qué regalo les gustaría recibir el 6 de enero. La Cabalgata de Reyes se celebra en todas las ciudades españolas, y algunas mexicanas, la tarde del 5 de enero. Los tres Magos, acompañados de sus pajes y ayudantes, desfilan en carrozas por las calles de los municipios lanzando caramelos a todos los niños, representando el camino que recorrieron en su día hasta Belén; Es una noche mágica en la que se mezclan la tradición con la fe y la esperanza; la ilusión de los niños con la adoración de los Reyes al niño Jesús. Si Ud está buscando una propiedad, por favor, puede visitar nuestra página web www.impressiveproperties.co.uk  

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Christmas In Spain

I am sure if you are interested in Spain and their traditions, you may like to hear about this festive  period of time. CHRISTMAS EVE Most people in Spain start with La Miso del Gall  ie The Mass of the Rooster (Midnight Mass), so called as a Rooster is supposed to have crowed the night before Jesus was born. Traditionally Families eat their main meal on Christmas Eve before the service,    The traditional Spanish Christmas dinner is Pavo Trufado de Navidad with is Turkey stuffed with Truffles (not the chocolate variety!) In Galicia, the most popular meal for Christmas Eve and for Christmas Day is seafood.   This can be all kinds of different seafood, from shellfish and molluscs to lobster and small crabs. After the Midnight service,  people walk through the streets with torches, playing drums, tamborines, and playing guitars. December 28th is the Day of the Innocent Saints (dia de los santos inocentes) and is similar to April Fools Days in the Uk.   People try to trick each other.  Radio Stations, also run silly storys.  If you trick them you call them Inocente, Inocente.   28th December is the day people remember that the babies were killed on the orders of King Herod when he attempted to kill Baby Jesus. NEW YEARS EVE        is called Nocheveja or 'The Old Night in Spain.'   The tradition is that with the 12 chimes of the clock you consume a grape.   Each grape represents a month of the coming year, in which you will have good luck.   Seedless grapes are preferable ! Aside from Christmas, the other festival that is celebrated in Spain is about the Christmas Story.   It is about Epiphany and is celebrated on 6th January.   In Spanish, La Fiesta de los Tres Reyes Mages which is the Festival of the three magic kings.   This celebrates the Kings or Wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Children believe that the Kings bring presents to them and so write letters to them  on December 26th asking for toys and presents.   On Epiphany Eve (January 5th) they leave shoes on balconies or under a Christmas Tree to be filled with presents.   Gifts are left by children for the Kings, maybe a glass of Cognac, a satsuma and some walnuts.   Sometimes a bucket of water is left for the Camels that bring the Kings! Most big towns and cities have Epiphany Parades, sometimes with real Camels in the paradeand a reenactment of the Christmas Story. Nativity Scenes are also a very important part of this time of year.   These are nomally set up in the centre of the town or village or within a Church.   Look out for El Caganber which means the 'poo-er'.  Yes, this is a figure of a man going to the toilet in the fields! A special cake is also eaten at this time of year called ROSCON, this means ring shape roll.   It is very doughy and is bought to be eaten on Epiphany morning.   Roscon can be filled with cream or chocolate and contains a little gift for that person who  is lucky.    You also wear the Crown in which the cake is wrapped !    In some cakes you will find a Bean and this means that next year, he/she buys the cake. Whatever way  you are celebrating Christmas and New Year ENJOY ! if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk  

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SHOWTIME AT BENIDORM PALACE

What a fabulous night out this is !   Enjoy one of the top shows in Europe  with its magnificent dancers, and their glamourous outfits, top artists from around the world, something  that is surely an evening to remember. Now in its 40th year the show currently called Rubi has some amazing acts and combined with fine dining with a choice of delicious fresh fish, and the finest meat and fresh vegetables.   It makes a great evening for all. Example of meals available Show plus Menu Gran Palace PLUS   3 courses including  Mediterranean Cream Soup, Smoked Salmon, Beef Sirloin with Foie Gras and Mushroom Sauce, Potatoes au gratin and  Warm Apple Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream.   Both  Menus  include a Bottle of Cava, White Rueda, Rose, Navarra, or Red Rioja.    It also includes the  best seating location in the Auditorium.  Price Per Adult  62 euros Children under 13.... 25 euros with a special childrens menu. Show plus Gran Palace Menu. This menu is similar to above but with Iberian Pork Sirloin as a main course and triple chocolate Ice Cream with berries for dessert    Wines as above.   Price per Adult   52 euros   Children under 13 years..... 25 euros with special childrens menu BENIDORM SHOW ONLY    Adult price 32 euros    Children under 10   FREE In each menu category you may choose, Steak, fish, Vegetarian or Glutin Free and Lactose free.   They can cater for all diets if advised in advance. Doors open at 8.30pm with dining at 9.00pm    IT'S SHOWTIME AT 10.00PM ! Opening nights are Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.   Also open Wednesday during the summer months. The Benidorm Palace is completely non smoking. Enjoy one of the largest stages in Europe, sit back and enjoy the show. if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk

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Poinsettias and the Christmas Connection

Do you know why the Poinsettia has a Christmas connection ?? Poinsettias at this time of year are readily given as gifts and always decorate a family house alongside the familiar Christmas Tree. However, at the end of the festive season consider planting yours in the garden where it can often be grown into a small tree and will give some annual colour. The Plants are native to Central America, especially in an area of Southern Mexico where they flower during the Winter.  The ancient Aztecs had many uses for them including the flowers which are actually the leaves rather than the flowers.   These can be made into a purple dye and then used for clothes and cosmetics.   The milky white sap was made into medicines to treat fevers. The plant gained fame in the west due to the first US Ambassador to Mexico and keen hothouse gardener Joel Roberts Poinsett.  He became interested in the plant and sent some back to his home in Carolina from where he sent them to friends and botanical gardens. Considered by the ancient Aztecs to be symbols of purity,  in todays language of flowers Poinsettias, the December birth flower, is said to symbolise good cheer, success and bring mirth and celebration. ENJOY ! if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk

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Holiday rental licences - Valencian Community

Further information can be obtained on the citizens advice website UPDATED: 30 May 2018 - You can now download a translated copy of the Official Guide to Holiday Rentals for Owners in the Valencian Community which contains all the useful links you need and explains your rights as a holiday rental owner. The original law (Decree 92/2009) covering Holiday rental licences in the Valencian Community was modified in January 2015, making it now compulsory for all types of tourist accommodation, including Viviendas Turisticas, to register their property with the Registro de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas (The Register of Tourist Businesses, Establishments and Professionals).  Valencia is just another region to move towards legalising the holiday rental industry in Spain, with most other Spanish regions also introducing their own laws and licences.  Once you have your Licence number (also called inscription number), it must be stated in all property advertisements. Failure to include your licence number in the property advert could result in a fine for the owner and the advertising channel.   Who should apply? The decree states that it is compulsory for all holiday rental properties to be registered. We recommend that you start the registration process asap, as the decree could be updated at any time. If you manage up to five holiday rental properties, you must register each one individually.  If you manage more than five properties, then you must register as an ‘empresa’ (business), rather than as an individual. You must include your general licence number in all property adverts, not individual property licence numbers. Important: Although Decree 92/2009 is the legal text that establishes the general regulations for holiday rentals in the Valencian Community, the Decree 75/2015 partially modified the 92/2009 Decree. One of the most important changes made is that EVERY homeowner (even if you only owns a single holiday rental) must register its property at the "Registro General de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas". How to register your holiday rental in the Valencian Community Region You must request the Declaración Responsable registration form, which you can get by contacting the Territorial Tourism Service or by downloading it here. After completing the form, you must submit it following one of the following two methods: Option 1: You can apply for the licence in any government administrative office, but it is recommended to use one of the following offices: Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Alicante C/ Churruca, 29 - 03003 Alacant/Alicante Teléfono: 012 Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Valencia Pl. Alfonso el Magnánimo, 15 - 46003 Valencia Teléfono: 012 Option 2: You can also fill out the application and take it into the post office, addressed to your closest Registro del Servicio Territorial de Servicio office. It's important to remember not to seal the envelope to allow the post office to stamp and date your application. Registrations are accepted for apartments, studio apartments, villas, chalets, bungalows and other similar types of properties. Your rental property needs to meet the technical requirements and standards, as set out within the decree, based on its category -  Standard, Primary and Superior (see below for details of these requirements). Once the property is registered, you must include the licence number, category type and code in all advertising and promotion of the property. Property Requirements: Find out if your property belongs to the Standard, Primera or Superior category   Requirements Standard Primera Superior Public entrance ✔ ✔ ✔ Lift (if the accommodation is situated on the fourth floor or higher) ✔ ✔ ✔ Stairs ✔ ✔ ✔ Heating and sound insulation in all areas ✔ ✔ ✔ Parking   ✔ ✔ Wall power outlets in all rooms and a fuse box ✔ ✔ ✔ Hot water ✔ ✔ ✔ Evacuation plan displayed at the front door of the accommodation ✔ ✔ ✔ Emergency telephone list ✔ ✔ ✔ Information about local attractions and places of interest ✔ ✔ ✔ Air conditioning   ✔ ✔* Heating   ✔ ✔ Swimming pool and/or first line beach   ✔ ✔ Security box   ✔ ✔ Internet access     ✔ Garden (can be a common garden)     ✔ *Bedrooms included  Room Sizes (min. m2 space)   Standard Primera Superior Main bedroom including wardrobe 10 m2 12 m2 14 m2 Double bedroom including wardrobe 8 m2 10 m2 12 m2 Single bedroom including wardrobe 6 m2 8 m2 9 m2 Per person sharing room i.e. per bed 3.5 m2 4.5 m2 - Living/dining 14 m2 17 m2 20 m2 Kitchen* 5 m2 7 m2 8 m2 Bathroom** 4.5 m2 5.5 m2 5.5 m2   *The kitchen should be equipped with a hob with a minimum of two burners when the accommodation doesn't exceed 4 guests and a hob of three burners or more when it exceeds 4 guests. **There must be at least one bathroom including a bath with shower, washbasin and toilet and/or a washroom with a shower, washbasin and toilet. A studio apartment is defined as an accommodation consisting of a living/dining/kitchen area with separate bathroom (minimum of 24 m2 for Standard category). Rental accommodation should be furnished and equipped appropriately, with the following: Cutlery Kitchenware and appliances Bed linen Curtains Kitchen appliances Fridge freezer Electric grill/griddle Oven/microwave Extractor fan and smoke alarm

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Jesús Nazareno Fiesta in Javea

Jesús Nazareno Fiesta in Javea The arrival of May also sees several decorated crosses appear through the old town, many of them made from colourful flowers. Each year, the mayorales, who are residents (always male) who are selected annually to represent the fiesta, are responsible for placing crosses outside their homes. Planning takes months; professional designers are often tasked with creating a stunning visual image to outdo others. The cost is phenomenal, usually more than 2,000 euros, and the dedication to put together such beautiful creations is admirable, although quite often neighbours muck in to help out, spending hours sticking on flowers and plants so that the cross is ready for its reveal. The origin of such a tradition seems to be another adoption of ancient festivities by the Christian faith during the conversion of Europe. Amongst the many rituals, the festival of Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowers and the season of spring was celebrated between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life after a long winter. Such traditions were brought to the Iberian peninsula during occupation by the Romans and quite possibly adapted after the conversion of Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century and the supposed discovery of the 'True Cross' in Jerusalem by his mother Saint Helena. She is said to have died praying for all Christians to commemorate the day that the 'True Cross' was found whilst other sources suggest that the tradition celebrates the rescue of the 'Cross' from the Persians in 628AD. Text and image courtesy of http://www.javeamigos.com

Brexit Meeting

Recent a meeting was held in Javea Old Town where 17% of the registered population of over 27,000 are British came together for a meeting. Attended by the British Consul in Alicante Sarah Jane Morris and the Mayor who assured those attending that the Ayuntamiento of Javea would continue to work for the interests of the expats in Spain. The biggest message was that British expats wanting to remain in Spain with the same rights they currently enjoy, they must get into the system before the exit date of March 2019.   Those legally living in Spain on that date will continue to enjoy the rights of healthcare, pension and other benefit provisions.   It is also very important that Citizens are registered on the Padron. Still awaiting more information regarding healthcare and pensions those attending were reassured that no British citizen could be denied healthcare, although we still do not know exactly what cover.   At the moment there is accord in working towards confirming the rights of British citizens living across the European Union, there is no formal document, there has also been no agreement about the freedom of movement currently enjoyed by citizens and a right which COULD be lost when UK completed its withdrawal next year.  However the British Consul did point out that British people have been coming to live in Spain for more than half a century,  long before the formation of the European Union.  A bilateral agreement between countries will be created to solve issues. The British Consul will continue to arrange meetins to keep the Expats up to date and in the meantime updates will be posted on the gov.uk website and will be the first point of reference. If you are considering moving and purchasing a property in Spain, we are here to offer our unique services, assisting you with making that all importance choice that will enhance your lifestyle. Contact Paul Impressive Property +34 695 060 213      E  info@impressiveproperty.co.uk       www.impressiveproperty.co.uk    

Golf Enthusiasts

Club de Golf Ifach was built in 1974 in an enviable location and being the first of its kind on the Costa Blanca. Location:   The Ifach Golf Course is located in the pretty coastal town of Benissa (CP3720) on the Moraira - Calpe coastal road on the San Jaime Urbanization.  The location is nestled in a valley between two hills with magnificent views of the coastline and the famous Penon de Ifach of which the Club takes its name. Description of Course: D. Javier Arana was the original designer of the course and in February 2011 the course was changed back to its original design. The course has nine holes and will take approximately an hour and a half to complete. Most of the holes have large greens, with strategically placed bunkers to protect them, with trees surrounding several of the greens.  Playing this course in the summer is extrememly pleasant, with family and friends enjoying the wonderful scenery in this idyllic location. The three neighbouring towns of Benissa, Teulada-Moraira and Calpe allow for easy access to this course.  These towns offer good accommodation, from B&B to luxury hotels, making your golfing holding even more attractive. Ifach Golf Club: Members of this club are of various nationalities and mostly integrate in various groups or associations and play regularly in their own competitions. The Ifach Golf Club comprises of two buildings, the first designed as the Club house, with a cafeteria, changing rooms, bathrooms with storage rooms, a meeting room and golf club room. The second building hosts the restaurant Micheta, with spectacular terrace, BBQ areas and a swimming pool. Services: For practice, we have at your disposal, three prectice nets, putting green, approach area and bunker. Free parkig, club and trolley hire, is also available, along with the golf pro shop, battery charging service, golf lessons, tennis courts and swimming pool. Phone: 96649 7114  e-mail:            info@golfifach.com                         web: www.golfifach.com If you feel that you would like to purchase a property in any of these areas, please contact us via our e-mail address on ifo@molinovillas.com  or visit our website on www.molinovillas.com

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A rustic country property with panoramic mountain views

There is more to Spain than busy coastal resorts with sea view Villas. A British artist headed into the countryside and opted to design and build a rustic bolthole with panoramic Mountain views to welcome fellow artist for workshops and relaxing and mountain fresh air. Noisy crowds, nosy neighbours and traffic jams are Issues Mr Brown never has to worry about at his finca close to the village of Tarbena. Mr Brown searched out the land to build his dream home. When he found this location a saw the panoramic mountain views he knew this was the place for him. Mr Brown ´project´ managed the build and hired local builders and a stonemason to achieve what he had designed and made sure the build was to the highest standard. Completed in 2005 and the doors opened to paying visitors that summer running a very successful B&B and workshop for budding artists. 30mins drive inland from the blue flag sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca, and the towns of Benidorm, Calpe and Altea the way of life at this location could not be more different to the busy tourist resorts that typify much of Spain’s coastline.  For nature lovers, walkers and mountain bikers, and anyone looking for a complete switch-off in unspoilt rural surroundings, it is truly heaven. Estudio de Font Blanca is a luxury villa set amidst stunning scenery in a protected mountain area. A special place that you fall in love with, a luxury family home or large enough to be a small hotel. The 400m2 property is a modern design with floor and wall insulation to look like a traditional Finca with stone walls and large antique doors. Set on a 10,500m2 of land very private and is terraced with 80 almond trees and a variety of fruit trees.  Mr Brown said, “It’s real Spain, where the locals hardly speak English. The village is just five minutes drive and has all the amenities you need, including a small supermarket, bakery, bank, restaurants, bars, town hall and a school. Useful cheap flights to Alicante Airport, only 1 hour 20minutes away”. “We’ve had some great parties with family, friends and paying guest and never had to worry about making too much noise!” Mr Brown´s property 30mins from the sea, offering excellent water-based activities, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing and Jet Ski excursions.  Scenic Medieval towns such as Guaddlest, Javea old town and Denia Castle are perfect places to visit or enjoy a traditional Spanish lazy lunch. Mr Brown has been very successful in letting the self-contained rooms to Artist involved in the courses and holidaymakers and has been fully booked between February and October. “We used to get repeat business,” he said. “We had a lot of European people, who liked the natural, private setting, and also attracted walkers, mountain bikers and bird-watchers”. “One of the reasons for purchasing in this area on the Costa Blanca North was the warm winter sun”. Mr Brown is now looking to sell the finca. It is on the market for 750,000€. Ref IP4202Dhttp://www.impressiveproperty.co.uk/fincas/ip4202d-5-bed-impressive-stone-built-country-property-views-of-tarbena-valley The property is structurally sound with Termoarcilla blocks with an insulated cavity and part natural stonewalls. The foundations are 50cm thick reinforced concrete platform, with a damp proof course throughout with under floor and roof insulation. The property has mains electricity but also solar panel system that can satisfy at least 50% of its requirements, mains water connection, propane gas for central heating, telephone landline, Satellite dish and fast internet supply. It would make a great property for someone who is looking to create his or her own idyllic bolthole, as a permanent living, holiday home, or rental investment. if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk

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Almond Blossom Dating

If you are in the Jalon Valley during February/March this is a must do visit. We were there last year, doing a wonderful 10k walk, the colours were amazing white, pale pink, deep pink, all mixed together, Spectacular. Many tracks that wind through the vineyards and woods, Views are awesome. We have been here many years and seen this each year, but it never fails to impress us. It is so worth the visit. There are a number of good restaurants open, to cater for all tastes...including bars if you just want a drink. Do not miss it. It´s one of Mother Nature’s miracle offered to us every year... This photo has been taken at Benimaurell town, where there are other routes to do, with medium difficulty, and with amazing views.... one of them is "el cavall vert", and another one is the famous "Barranco del Infierno", considers as the "trekking Cathedral"  of this area. There are also a few restaurants to enjoy a traditional Spanish meal in a typical atmosphere..  EXTRAIT FROM : www.tripadvisor.com   If you are looking for a property in the Costa blanca North, have a look at our website www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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Que faire..? Randonnées..!!!

La route des falaises à Benitachell : parcours Barranc de la Viuda-Cala Moraig SLCV50 (Distance d’environ 4,1 Km. / Temps estimé: 3 h 15 m aller-retour) Cette route parcourt l’une des zones les plus belles et impressionnantes de la commune et nous mène à la plage connue sous le nom de La Cala. Nous commençons dans la zone du Portet puis prenons le Camino de la Viuda jusqu’à la rue canario, où se trouve un panneau indiquant la route. En suivant ce chemin se trouve une bifurcation vers la moitié du parcours, où l’on peut continuer par le chemin à droite. Dans le dernier tronçon, le chemin devient un peu plus compliqué  étant donné qu’il passe à travers le ravin,  Il faut donc prendre ses précautions. Une variante recommandée de ce parcours est le chemin qui sort à gauche, juste avant d’arriver à la plage de La Cala. Celui-ci a une forte dénivellation, mais une fois en haut, il est tout à fait plat et n’engendre aucune difficulté.  On arrive à travers celui-ci aux environs de la Plage del Moraig, dans la commune de Benitachell. extrait du http://www.turismoteuladamoraira.com Si vous cherchez une propriété au Nord de la Costa Blanca, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website..  www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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Promenade écologique à Benissa

Promenade écologique à Benissa Les quatre kilomètres de côte de Benissa sont escarpés. Il y a des falaises et des petites criques envahies par les pins. Une promenade écologique longe le littoral. Vous pouvez vous y promener pratiquement tout au long de l'année grâce au bon climat. Le « PASEO ECOLÓGICO » représente la meilleure façon de parcourir la côte de Benissa. Vous trouverez des pancartes informatives qui décrivent divers aspects de la culture locale, de notre histoire ou de la richesse botanique et géologique. ITINÉRAIRE SUD Dès l'office du tourisme - Club Náuti­co Les Bassetes (Club nautique). 0,6 kms... dans la baie Bahía de les Bassetes se trouve le Club Náutico (Club Nautique) qui porte le même nom. ITINÉRAIRE NORD Dès L'Office du tourisme - Cala Pinets (Crique Pinets). 1 km...La promenade passe d'abord par la Playa de la Fustera qui est une magnifique petite plage familiale de sable fin naturel dont les fonds cristallins sont couverts de posidonie. Vous continuerez ensuite votre promenade jusqu'à la Cala dels Pinets, La crique suivante, la Cala de la Llobella, est elle aussi de galets et son accès compliqué la rend très tranquille et adaptée à la pratique de sports subaquatiques. Après vous trouverez La Platgeta de l'Advocat, composée de rochers et de sable fin. Derrière la jetée il y a une petite place où vous pourrez vous promener ou garer votre voiture. C'est à cet endroit que prend fin l'itinéraire nord du Paseo Ecológico. Le parcours, le long de la côte prend fin à la crique Cala del Baladrar.  extrait du www.benissa.net Si vous cherchez une propriété, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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Denia Fish Market

See your fish before it gets to your dish. If you go to the fishing port at around four in the afternoon you will see the fishing boats returning with their day’s catch, with seagulls dipping and diving as the search for scraps. The catch will be sorted on board before being taken to La Lonja, the fish market where buyers can get a look at it before it goes to auction. (And if you get close enough to see the fish you will see that some of it is fearsomely ugly.) The auction starts at five, and takes place at an astonishing speed, with the price lowering (the reverse to an English auction) until someone shouts, “¡Basta!” (“Enough!”). Part of the catch goes on sale to the public at Posit, the small market which forms part of La Lonja. I can spend ages watching the fishing fleet come in and the hustle and bustle of the auction room. extrait from: https://www.simonseeks.com/ travel guide for you Other markets: The main Denia Market is on a Monday morning. It's slightly out of the way. It is on an area called Torrequemada which is off a big roundabout called Passeig del Saladar (if you want to get your bearings via google). You can come to it via the back roads from Gata. It is fairly large - and is both touristy but also for locals. You will find a combination of clothes and household stalls, with ceramics, shawls, replca football kits etc. for the tourists. They also have lovely pick and mix nut and sweet stalls. At the entrance you will find a churros stall (you were talking about pastries, these are the long sugared donuts that they cook fresh and eat sugared or with chocolate). I probably wouldn't go with children at the height of summer but as you are going in June it will probably be less hectic and hot. It is difficult to park nearby, so you might want to park in centrally in town and then walk and wander back in to town after for lunch. Extrait from TripAdvisor if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk

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..La jolie ville d'Alicante au bord de la mediterranée..

Alicante est une belle ville au bord de la mer méditerranée, avec pleins des endroits à connaitre … «La explanada de España» c’est une très belle promenade sous les palmiers pour vous rendre dans les restaurants ou en ville. Parmi les palmiers et se promenant sur les mosaïques on se sent vraiment en vacances. «Le châteaux de Santa Barbara» : traditionnel châteaux avec superbes vues en soirée. «La plaza Gabriel Miró» : Cette place est à la fois un havre de paix et de fraîcheur. On peut toutefois se reposer sur l'un des nombreux bancs à l'ombre d'arbres « les traditionnels et anciens ficus » en admirant la petite fontaine. Bars et commerces aux alentours. Entourée des bâtiments anciens avec leurs balcons fleuris. Rendre une visite au “Vieux quartier pittoresque, barrio Santa Cruz”… «La Playa del Postiguet».. qui offre l'avantage d'être à proximité immédiate du centre ville, en peu plus loin l'immense et superbe plage de San Juan facilement accessible avec la ligne 4 du TRAM.... Le joli port de plaisance jusqu'à en face...Alicante vous attend très accueillante, ensoleillée, amusante.. Si vous cherchez une propriété au Nord de la Costa Blanca, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.impressiveproperties.co.uk    

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La Sagrada Familia, l'architect Gaudi à Barcelone

La Sagrada Família,  est une basilique catholique de Barcelone érigée à partir de 1882 et toujours en construction.  Bien que le projet soit initié par Francisco de Paula Villar, c’est Antonio Gaudi qui le repris en 1884 en finissant la crypte que Villar avait commencé et en changeant les plans originaux afin de donner à la Sagrada Familia un design unique et révolutionnaire. La construction de ce “temple expiatoire de la Sainte Famille” a commencé même si Gaudí avait d’autres projets en cours pour la ville de Barcelone. Il passa les 15 dernières années de sa vie à ne travailler que sur le projet de la Sagrada Familia. Il meurt près du lieu de la construction, laissant sa plus grande oeuvre inachevée. Avant de mourir, Gaudi n’a eu le temps que de terminer presque entièrement la façade de la Nativité, partie Est du monument. Les travaux de la Sagrada Familia ont été confiés à plusieurs architectes. Aujourd’hui encore, la suite de la construction est un sujet très controversé. Si vous cherchez une propriété au Nord de la Costa Blanca, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.impressiveproperties.co.uk  

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Réhabiliter l'architecture traditionnelle méditerranéenne.

Architecte établi en Espagne avec plus de 25 ans d'expérience professionnelle. Je suis une architecte avec plus de 25 ans d'expérience professionnelle. J'habite depuis 15 ans dans la région de la Costa Blanca. Je parle espagnol, français et anglais. Je peux vous accompagner dans toutes les étapes qui fera aboutir votre rêve de construire une maison en Espagne. Je vous aide á monter un projet sur mesure en ce qui concerne la construction d'une résidence en Espagne. Je prends en charge les grands et petits chantiers, selon vos besoins et idées et c’est avec plaisir que je pourrai mener tous styles de projets, créations, rénovations, ainsi que permis de construire. Dessin et Gestion de projets pour les nouvelles constructions Permis de construire pour des licences majeures et mineures Évaluation des sinistres pour les compagnies d'assurances Conseils généraux sur ... Construction et bâtiments Planification et développement Règlement de l'édification Réhabilitation des Bâtiments historiques María Gabriela Molise (Enregistrée: CTAA nº12779,) Si vous cherchez une propriété au Nord de la Costa Blanca, s'il vous plaît, vous pouvez visiter notre website.. www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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La piedra tosca tradicional de Jávea

La piedra tosca tradicional de Jávea Muchos de los edificios tradicionales en gran parte de España son una combinación de escayola blanca y tejados de terracota mediterránea, a las casas de Jávea se les ha añadido un elegante toque gracias a la piedra tosca, como se le conoce en la región. Esta piedra porosa, con su estructura suave y maleable y su color miel, es el material ideal para adornar edificios. Haya sido esculpida con cuidado, como colocada revistiendo los edificios, encaja a la perfección con los muros enlucidos de blanco y las contraventanas de madera. Esta roca de origen calcáreo se formó en las dunas de arena hace miles de años y se extrae en la zona desde hace varios siglos, pero fue justo a principios de los años 70, cuando las nuevas leyes de protección medioambiental prohibieron la extracción de la piedra tosca. Desde entonces, los arquitectos han tenido que trabajar con alternativas sintéticas que, aunque resultan perfectamente funcionales y atractivas, aunque no consiguen el mismo efecto visual y táctil que el material original. Al observarla con detenimiento, se pueden ver incluso los vestigios de criaturas marinas fosilizadas que asocian esta piedra a zonas costeras de España, Italia y Brasil. Rara y bella, esta piedra se encuentra solamente en unas cuantas zonas de todo el mundo y la antigua cantera de Jávea, en la que trabajaban robustos hombres ya desde antes de la época romana, es la más importante de todas ellas. Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca puede visitar nuestra página web ...   www.impressiveproperties.co.uk

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Feliz año 2018 !!!

Origen de la celebración del año nuevo :Quizás la celebración más importante en el mundo occidental –así como en el resto de culturas, aun cuando cada cual tenga su propia fecha- sea la celebración de Año Nuevo, momento en que la mayoría del mundo da por terminado un período, para dar la bienvenida de otro. Año nuevo Occidental: En el caso de Occidente, el año tiene una extensión de 365 días, correspondientes al tiempo que dura la Tierra en dar una vuelta completa alrededor del sol. Así mismo, basado en el Calendario Gregoriano, instaurado en 1582, el año occidental comienza el 1 de enero, día en que la gran mayoría del mundo –así cuando su religión o cultura cuente con otra fecha para año nuevo- asume que ha comenzado otro ciclo anual, y que por tradición es festivo en casi todos los países del planeta. Por consiguiente, el último día del año occidental sería entonces el 31 de diciembre, momento en que también en casi todo el mundo se convocan celebraciones familiares y sociales, en donde las personas se reúnen para despedir el año que termina, y recibir el nuevo tiempo que comienza. Si Ud está buscando una propiedad en el norte de la Costa Blanca, puede visitar nuestra página web www.molinovillas.com

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La esperada llegada de los 3 Reyes Magos..!!!!

La carta a los Reyes Magos  Todos los años, semanas antes de la llegada de la Navidad, los niños empiezan a pensar en los regalos que desean que les traigan los Tres Magos. Es el tiempo de escribir la carta a los Reyes Magos:  un momento de enorme ilusión y fantasía para los más pequeños. En ella, los niños cuentan cómo se han portado a lo largo del año y qué regalo les gustaría recibir el 6 de enero. La Cabalgata de Reyes se celebra en todas las ciudades españolas, y algunas mexicanas, la tarde del 5 de enero. Los tres Magos, acompañados de sus pajes y ayudantes, desfilan en carrozas por las calles de los municipios lanzando caramelos a todos los niños, representando el camino que recorrieron en su día hasta Belén; Es una noche mágica en la que se mezclan la tradición con la fe y la esperanza; la ilusión de los niños con la adoración de los Reyes al niño Jesús. Si Ud está buscando una propiedad, por favor, puede visitar nuestra página web www.impressiveproperties.co.uk  

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Christmas In Spain

I am sure if you are interested in Spain and their traditions, you may like to hear about this festive  period of time. CHRISTMAS EVE Most people in Spain start with La Miso del Gall  ie The Mass of the Rooster (Midnight Mass), so called as a Rooster is supposed to have crowed the night before Jesus was born. Traditionally Families eat their main meal on Christmas Eve before the service,    The traditional Spanish Christmas dinner is Pavo Trufado de Navidad with is Turkey stuffed with Truffles (not the chocolate variety!) In Galicia, the most popular meal for Christmas Eve and for Christmas Day is seafood.   This can be all kinds of different seafood, from shellfish and molluscs to lobster and small crabs. After the Midnight service,  people walk through the streets with torches, playing drums, tamborines, and playing guitars. December 28th is the Day of the Innocent Saints (dia de los santos inocentes) and is similar to April Fools Days in the Uk.   People try to trick each other.  Radio Stations, also run silly storys.  If you trick them you call them Inocente, Inocente.   28th December is the day people remember that the babies were killed on the orders of King Herod when he attempted to kill Baby Jesus. NEW YEARS EVE        is called Nocheveja or 'The Old Night in Spain.'   The tradition is that with the 12 chimes of the clock you consume a grape.   Each grape represents a month of the coming year, in which you will have good luck.   Seedless grapes are preferable ! Aside from Christmas, the other festival that is celebrated in Spain is about the Christmas Story.   It is about Epiphany and is celebrated on 6th January.   In Spanish, La Fiesta de los Tres Reyes Mages which is the Festival of the three magic kings.   This celebrates the Kings or Wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Children believe that the Kings bring presents to them and so write letters to them  on December 26th asking for toys and presents.   On Epiphany Eve (January 5th) they leave shoes on balconies or under a Christmas Tree to be filled with presents.   Gifts are left by children for the Kings, maybe a glass of Cognac, a satsuma and some walnuts.   Sometimes a bucket of water is left for the Camels that bring the Kings! Most big towns and cities have Epiphany Parades, sometimes with real Camels in the paradeand a reenactment of the Christmas Story. Nativity Scenes are also a very important part of this time of year.   These are nomally set up in the centre of the town or village or within a Church.   Look out for El Caganber which means the 'poo-er'.  Yes, this is a figure of a man going to the toilet in the fields! A special cake is also eaten at this time of year called ROSCON, this means ring shape roll.   It is very doughy and is bought to be eaten on Epiphany morning.   Roscon can be filled with cream or chocolate and contains a little gift for that person who  is lucky.    You also wear the Crown in which the cake is wrapped !    In some cakes you will find a Bean and this means that next year, he/she buys the cake. Whatever way  you are celebrating Christmas and New Year ENJOY ! if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk  

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SHOWTIME AT BENIDORM PALACE

What a fabulous night out this is !   Enjoy one of the top shows in Europe  with its magnificent dancers, and their glamourous outfits, top artists from around the world, something  that is surely an evening to remember. Now in its 40th year the show currently called Rubi has some amazing acts and combined with fine dining with a choice of delicious fresh fish, and the finest meat and fresh vegetables.   It makes a great evening for all. Example of meals available Show plus Menu Gran Palace PLUS   3 courses including  Mediterranean Cream Soup, Smoked Salmon, Beef Sirloin with Foie Gras and Mushroom Sauce, Potatoes au gratin and  Warm Apple Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream.   Both  Menus  include a Bottle of Cava, White Rueda, Rose, Navarra, or Red Rioja.    It also includes the  best seating location in the Auditorium.  Price Per Adult  62 euros Children under 13.... 25 euros with a special childrens menu. Show plus Gran Palace Menu. This menu is similar to above but with Iberian Pork Sirloin as a main course and triple chocolate Ice Cream with berries for dessert    Wines as above.   Price per Adult   52 euros   Children under 13 years..... 25 euros with special childrens menu BENIDORM SHOW ONLY    Adult price 32 euros    Children under 10   FREE In each menu category you may choose, Steak, fish, Vegetarian or Glutin Free and Lactose free.   They can cater for all diets if advised in advance. Doors open at 8.30pm with dining at 9.00pm    IT'S SHOWTIME AT 10.00PM ! Opening nights are Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.   Also open Wednesday during the summer months. The Benidorm Palace is completely non smoking. Enjoy one of the largest stages in Europe, sit back and enjoy the show. if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk

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Poinsettias and the Christmas Connection

Do you know why the Poinsettia has a Christmas connection ?? Poinsettias at this time of year are readily given as gifts and always decorate a family house alongside the familiar Christmas Tree. However, at the end of the festive season consider planting yours in the garden where it can often be grown into a small tree and will give some annual colour. The Plants are native to Central America, especially in an area of Southern Mexico where they flower during the Winter.  The ancient Aztecs had many uses for them including the flowers which are actually the leaves rather than the flowers.   These can be made into a purple dye and then used for clothes and cosmetics.   The milky white sap was made into medicines to treat fevers. The plant gained fame in the west due to the first US Ambassador to Mexico and keen hothouse gardener Joel Roberts Poinsett.  He became interested in the plant and sent some back to his home in Carolina from where he sent them to friends and botanical gardens. Considered by the ancient Aztecs to be symbols of purity,  in todays language of flowers Poinsettias, the December birth flower, is said to symbolise good cheer, success and bring mirth and celebration. ENJOY ! if you are looking for a property on the Costa Blanca North, please have a look at our wbesite:  www.impressiveproperty.co.uk