One of Europe’s most magnificent fireworks show of light, colour, gunpowder and music takes place in Altea on Saturday August 13.
The Castell de l’Olla is one of the finest pyrotechnical spectacles you will ever see. Each year, on the Saturday closest to San Lorenzo which is held on August 10, Altea hosts a breathtakingly-beautiful firework display from a special platform floating in the Mediterranean off l’Olla beach.
About 50,000 people - more than double the population of Altea - take to the beaches or sail their boats out to sea - to enjoy the Castell de l’Olla firework display which is being held on Saturday August 13 this year just before midnight.
Music is choreographed to the night-time show lighting up the dark skies and whose sparkle is reflected in the waters.
The event began around 30 years as a tribute local pyrotechnic Blas Aznar - Uncle Blai, the rocket - who passed away some years ago. A castle of fireworks was launched specially in his honour and each year it gets bigger and more beautiful.
This year, pyrotechnician Ricardo Caballer is in charge of the glorious display and is promising a new design "explosive with novelties" and to “continue being an international benchmark in the world of gunpowder".
You can get the Benidorm-Dénia Tram Line 9 to Olla de Altea station, which takes around 25 minutes from Benidorm. There is still a substitute bus from Dénia to Gata de Gorgos, where you can pick up the tram to Olla de Altea.
Article by Sarah Farrell - www.sarahswritestuff.com