Pego Tourist Information
Lying just inland from the northern Costa Blanca resort of Denia, the quaint Spanish town of Pego sits in a depression, surrounded by mountains. A part of the Marina Alta region of Alicante, Pego has a population of 10,721 (2006) and a history going back to the Arab occupation.
Places to visit and sightseeing in Pego
Worth visiting in Pego are the Arciprestal Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (16th century) built in the Renaissance style, built on the ruins of an earlier church, the Chapel of Ecce Homo (18th century) in the Baroque style and designed by the Valencian architect Fray Francisco Cabezas, the Church of the Sagrada Familia, the hermitage of San Jose
(19th century), the hermitage of San Miguel (17th century), the Castillo de Ambra (Castle Ambra) thought to originate from the early 13th century and the Parque Natural de la Marjal de Pego-Oliva (Natural Park of the Pego-Oliva Marshes).
Festivals and Fiestas in Pego
Pego celebrates a number of fiestas and festivals throughout the year and these include the Moors and Christians (late June), Porrat de Sant Antoni del Porquet (January) and the Pinyata (burial of the sardine).
Some typical local dishes include coconut shrimp with rice crust, rice with beans and turnips and paella with eel and duck. Situated around the church square are bars and restaurants offering traditional Mediterranean cuisine, paellas made with rice from the local paddy fields, fresh fish, seafood and tapas – all served with great wines and desserts made from freshly picked fruit.
Location of Pego
Pego is situated on the CV-715 just inland from Denia and Oliva. Pego is situated on the CV-715 and can be accessed from the AP-7 (E-15) motorway or the N-332 coastal road. The new urbanization of Monte Pego is located to the east of the town towards Els Poblets and Denia. Pego is around 90km from both Alicante and Valencia airports