TOTEM CARRER FONDO
You have just entered Altea’s old Renaissance quarters.
Altea’s Bastion and Renaissance Area was declared a Cultural Heritage Site (BIC) in 2013.The Bastion conserves its original 1617 structure, with gates giving access to the fortress. The Virgen del Consuelo Church, built between the late 19th and early 20th centuries over the remains of the primitive17th century church, provides character to the ensemble as a whole.
Magnificent buildings from the foundation period, built of the 18th and 19th centuries, have also been conserved.
Calle Fondo Street: The house at nº 8 Calle Fondo maintains its original 18th century site, united to the town wall with out any type of perforation. An oven from the times of the town’s foundation, discovered at nº 5 in Calle Concepción may also be of interest.
Portal Nou Gate: The second remaining gate, the Portal Nou, also known as the Puerta del Mar, was opened to the east in the mid-eighteenth century due to the importance of the Fishing Quarters.
Sentry Post: The house situated at n· 8 in Calle Fondo street conserves its original 18th century building and distribution. It also conserves the original interior distribution of the house by the wall, which was built over the sentry post itself, without perforations in them. It is thought to have kept its use as a public right of way along its perimeter.