We’ve collected a few pictures on the Costa Blanca – the way it looked years ago, before the frenetic development of the last few years.


 

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If you are willing to share pictures and stories of our area in the past, please send them to the webmaster – we will be glad to share them with U3A Moraira-Teulada members on our website.


100th anniversary of the construction of the Trenet de la Marina

On the 100th anniversary of the construction of the narrow-gauge train line, the Trenet de la Marina from Denia to Benidorm and Alicante, the magazine Aguaits publishes a special issue about the train and the history of its construction. The whole…

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1880 Dénia

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1928 El Portet, Moraira

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1930 Vintage Road Calpe-Gata de Gorgos

Laying of tarmac on the Alicante-Valencia road between Calpe and Gata de Gorgos, 1930s. Bridge of Pou Roig, Calpe and bridge Gorgos in Gata. Posted by Jackycalp Ifac on Sunday, 16 August…

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1933 monument for Joaquin Sorolla at the Malva Rosa beach in Valencia

1933 monument for Joaquin Sorolla at the Malva Rosa beach in Valencia, now disappeared. // Inauguration of the monument for Joaquin Sorolla, 1933 // Post by Valencianisme en…

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1950 ca. el Portet

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1950-1960s Benidorm

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1950s Iberian Peninsula video

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1950~ Moraira

//   Moraira 1950-5, vista desde Cap d´Or hacia el Peñón de Ifach, al fondo la punta de serra Gelada y monte Olta, delante... Posted by Jackycalp Ifac on Monday, 16 November…

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1957 video of Calpe

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1958 Benidorm

Former PM Winston Churchill was expected in Benidorm in 1958, as amply reported by the Spanish. A residence was adapted for the purpose, but he never turned up (in Spanish: La Marina Plaza). View of the port and Paseo de Colón, as Churchill…

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1958 Costa Blanca documentary on TVE – Vintage Spain

TVE documentary on the Costa Blanca in 1958 - deserted beaches, no villas, no high-rise…

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1958 Jávea Video

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1960s Moraira

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1960s video of Benidorm

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1962 Spring on the Costa Blanca

Filmoteca Nacional, TVE video of spring blossom on the Costa Blanca, showing Calpe and Benidorm, April 1962 (starts at 1'20" until 2'45). NOT N 1008…

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1965 foreign press visits Alicante

TVE Filmoteca January 1965: video showing foreign journalists visiting Alicante and flamenco show, with shots of new high-rise buildings in Alicante. Ends at 1'10''.   NOT N 1150…

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1965 Inauguration of Javea Parador

Filmoteca TVE November 1965: Inauguration of the Parador in Javea. Starts at 1'50'' ends at 2'46''.   NOT N 1192…

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1967 Javea inauguration of urbanización Tosalets

Filmoteca TVE video: Spanish tourism minister Fraga Iribarne inaugurates first batch of villas in the Tosalet urbanización in Javea. From 1'37 up to 2'30''   NOT N 1276…

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1968 Alicante airport el Altet

From Facebook: Alicante Airport "el Altet" 1968. It takes its name from the locality. Postcard Escudo de Oro. Posted by Jackycalp Ifac on Sunday, 10 April…

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1968 video of Calpe

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1970 Javea

Filmoteca TVE October 1970: Reportage on Javea, starts at 2'25". You can also watch the video on the TVE site, by clicking here   NOT N 1449…

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1971 Alicante moros y cristianos and hogueras

Filmoteca TVE July 1971: Colour (!) reportage on the hogueras, or burning of satyrical statues in Alicante and moros y cristianos parade. Starts at 8'35''.   NOT N 1489…

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1971 Spanish Coasts – TVE programme

TVE programme on the Spanish coasts from the air, including the Costa Blanca starting at…

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1971 Spanish East Coast – Vintage

1971 TVE programme on the Spanish East…

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1973 Benissa destruction of windmill

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1973 Moraira

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1975 Benidorm, Altea, Calpe from the sea

Filmoteca TVE September 1975: Colour (!) video of boat excursion from Benidorm to Altea and Calpe. Starts at 8'20''.   NOT N 1705…

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1975 warm January on the Costa Blanca

Filmoteca TVE video of spring on the Costa Blanca, Alicante and Benidorm in January 1975. The video shows people enjoying warm weather in January, sunbathing and in bars. From 2'00'' to 3'45''   NOT N 1673…

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1979 Spain

Pictures of Spain, from a trip in June 1979 Photos by Piotr…

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1982 Costa Blanca

June 1982, Costa Blanca Photos by Piotr…

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1983 Granadella and Cabo de la Nao

Granadella and Cabo de la Nao in 1983 - with fewer buildings Photos by Piotr…

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1997 Calpe

1997 Calpe from the Peñon de Ifach and beaches Photos by Piotr…

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2003 Benidorm

2003 Benidorm Photos by Piotr…

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2003 Cabo de la Nao

2003 Cabo de la Nao Photos by Piotr…

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2003 Calpe

2003 Calpe Photos by Piotr…

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Building of Mascarat tunnels and bridge

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Costa Blanca featured on “Spain from the sky” on TVE

TVE programme "Spain from the sky" (in Spanish, of course). The episode linked below covers Benidorm and other locations on the Costa Blanca, including vintage photos and footage comparing then-and-now pictures. Tú a Mallorca yo a…

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Pictures from Vintage Spain

If you are willing to share pictures and stories of our area in the past, please send them to the webmaster - we will be glad to share them with U3A Moraira-Teulada members on our website. The above pictures come from various…

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Teulada Ecomuseum l’Almássera

The agricultural cooperative of Teulada operated an oil press, Almásera, located in the town centre of Teulada, at 30, avenida Santa Caterina. The collection of machines gives a good idea of the techniques used for the extraction of oil.…

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Undated – Vintage Spain: children dance flamenco – video

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Undated Benidorm Beach

A nearly deserted Benidorm beach - no…

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Vintage 1949 Grape picking in Dénia

Spanish TV newsreel on grape picking in Dénia - click on link to open video in new…

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Vintage Spain – before and now

Reportage on Spain with before and now pictures in The…

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Vintage: Fontilles Sanatorium

The village of Fontilles, in the picturesque Val de Laguar, is both a historical site and a nice place for excursions. The Fontilles Leprosarium played a key role in eliminating leprosy in Spain. "Fontilles was founded in 1902 by a lawyer Don…

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