Calpe has much history & culture. Its strategic location has attracted settlers throughout the centuries & remains of Iberian tribes have been discovered around the Rock of Ifach. Later, the Romans founded a prosperous colony here. The Christians & Moors lived together peacefully for villas in bangalore a time, but suffered continual attacks by pirates during the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
The ancient Arrabal Moorish quarter in the old town is framed by narrow, steep streets with small white-washed houses, decorated with flowers & with patterned stones embedded in the pavements. Here is the defensive tower – the Torreo de la Pe?�a, the town walls & the old church, the only surviving example of Mudejar-Gothic architecture in the Valencian province. Today, Calpe has many bars and restaurants with lively terraces, two old churches, museums, picturesque streets & squares. Calpe’s famous Moors & Christians festival is held in October.
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