Altea, a colourful coastal town in the region of Alicante, Spain, has become the setting for one of the most exciting and highly acclaimed performances: the Castell de l’Olla. This wonderful festival, which attracts more than 50,000 people every year, is much more than just a fireworks display; it is a magical experience that takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea that laps the Altea coastline. From a special platform, the Castell de l’Olla is launched, rising from the sea itself and reflecting in its water, enhancing its charm.
A historic and emotional event
The Castell de l’Olla has a history of more than 30 years and has been gaining popularity over time. It originated as a tribute to the beloved local pyrotechnician Blas Aznar, affectionately known as “el tío Blai, el coheter”, who sadly passed away a few years ago. In his memory, a special fireworks display was launched, and since then, this celebration has grown into the magnificent show it is today.
A unique and award-winning experience
The charm and emotion that surround Castell de l’Olla have been recognised at the tourist level. In 1999, it was awarded the prize for Tourist Merit in the gold category by the Costa Blanca County Tourist Board. And in 2007, it was declared a Festival of Tourist Interest of the ‘Comunitat’ by the Generalitat Valenciana, which further consolidated its status as an outstanding event in the region.
The show takes place on the Saturday closest to the San Lorenzo festival in August, this year on the 12th of August, and the views from the spectacular villas of Azure Altea Homes 2 are simply spectacular. Lucky clients who own a property in this area will have the privilege of enjoying the fireworks display from the comfort of their own home, making the night a truly unforgettable experience.
A party that brings everyone together
What makes the Castell de l’Olla so special is its ability to bring people together. The bay of Altea fills with different boats, each looking for the perfect place to contemplate the display of lights and colours in the sky. This union of people, sea and fire creates a unique and exciting atmosphere that never fails to amaze those who attend.
The Castillo de l’Olla in Altea is an event that combines history, tradition and entertainment in one place. The magic of the fireworks that emerge from the Mediterranean Sea and are reflected in its waters is an experience that should be had at least once in a lifetime. If you have the opportunity to be in Altea at this time of the year, don’t miss the chance to witness this wonderful event that has captivated thousands of people and has been deservedly awarded. The Castell de l’Olla festival is a true treasure of the Costa Blanca that will never cease to amaze and thrill you. Don’t miss it!