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Benidorm is a wonderful place and has something to see and do for ALL ages. Just for fun, here is an A to Z of Benidorm in Pictures.
Here are some ideas of things to do and places to see. Thank you to Benidorm Seriously Group members for their input.
A - M
B = Benidorm Palace, Boat Trips
D = Doves (old town) Dolphins in the sea
E = El Cisne Rastro, Elche Park (old Town)
F = Fallas Fiesta, Fireworks
H = Hotel Maderia Centro, planta 21
J = Jet Ski, Julio Iglesis Auditorium (old town)
K = Kings Parade (3)
L = La Cala, Levante Beach, Live Music Festivals
Benidorm in Pictures from N to Z
O = Old Town
Q = Queen Tribute
R = Rainbows, Rocks (sea)
T = Tapas Alley (Old Town), TerraMitica
U = Underwater World
V = Viewing Point, Views
W = Walking Street (Old Town), Water Parks
X = Ximo Cove (Ti Ximo) but just Ximo in Vallencian lol, Xtream sport, base jumping from the Gran Bali
Y = Yellow Boat (Part of the Benidorm Island boat trip), Yellow Brick Road
Z = Zaragoza, Pedro Zaragoza, The man who really started tourism in Benidorm with the Bikini war, so a fitting end to our Photos
Photos of Benidorm, Past and Present. Here you will find a selection of photos of Benidorm some from as far back as the early 1900s.
If anyone has any old photos they would like included on this page please send them to
Benidorm has existed since 1325 when it gained it´s town charter from Admiral Bernat De Serria at Polop castle which was then part of the kingdom of Valencia. The giving of town charters was carried out until the 17th century as a way of removing the Moors and allowing Christians to inhabit the area.
The first settlements in the area can be found at Montbenidorm a hill in Cala Finestrat that you can see at the far end of the Poniente beach. Here there are burial grounds and remains of an Iberian settlement that dates back to the first century B.C. Archaeologists discovered remains of fishing nets here firmly tying Benidorm to the sea even then. A figure of Tanith who is a Phoenician goddess of fertility and the heavens was also unearthed here as were remains of Roman settlements nearby.
It is the long history of fishing which created the myth that Benidorm was a small charming fishing village when in fact it never was. The fishermen of Benidorm were actually deep sea fishermen who spent many months in the Atlantic, South America and north of Spain. They were famous all over Spain for their skills with trap netting and were much sought after in the 18th century.
Read about the History of Benidorm Here including all about the famous Bikini War.
Photos of Benidorm, Past and Present
From the 1900s to 1950s
Benidorm in photo From the 1960s to 2000
Oldphotos - Undated
November Fiesta Benidorm - Please be patient and give this page time to load, it does contain 100´s of photos.
Dates for the November Fiesta in Benidorm vary – They always begin on the Friday of the second weekend of November and officially end the following Wednesday.
Each town has its Patron Saint and a fiesta is held in their honour which usually last one week. During this time the towns commercial activity virtually shuts down as celebrations go on practically 24 hours a day. Festivities include processions, dancing in the streets, live music, sporting events and firework displays. In Benidorm the Patron Saints are the Virgin of the Suffrage and Saint James the Apostle. The most outstanding acts during the week are the staging of the finding of the Virgin, the flower offering, the comic parade, the parade of floats and the great firework display which takes place on the last day of the festivities
Europe’s largest fancy dress party.
November Fiesta Benidorm Fancy Dress Party, the biggest in Europe! Once the Benidorm fiestas finish in November, the unofficial British fancy dress party starts on the day after. One of the greatest highlights of the year, and a must for all to take part and dress up. Visitors have to do great efforts to showcase a spectacular day of fun, colour and a amazing atmosphere.
This tradition started over 20 years ago when Manolo from Sinatras used to offer a free drink to anyone who dressed up, of course now numbers have grown so much this is not possible. Last year it is estimated that around 30,000 people attended this celebration! Each year the party just gets bigger and better
15th November 2018 - Fancy Dress Day
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