Calpe has an ancient history, as it was chosen by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Moors as a strategic point from which to plant their Iberian settlements. The real-estate developers were the latest to descend upon it: much of Calpe today is overbuilt with high-rise resorts and urbanizaciónes. But the Old Town is a delightful maze of narrow streets and small squares, archways and cul-de-sacs, houses painted in Mediterranean blue, red, ocher, and sandstone: wherever there’s a broad expanse of building wall, you’ll likely discover a mural. Calpe is, in short, a delightful place to wander.
See tiny replicas of Manhattan, Stonehenge, the Louvre, the Panama Canal (it works), the Egyptian Pyramids, an Italian piazza, and the Great Wall of China at NYC’s GMore