The new Mirador of Benidorm

The famous and much-photographed viewpoint of Benidorm has been completely renewed. The archaeological excavations are over and the city has given the square a facelift so that the selfie-making visitors can once again enjoy the fantastic view.

Picture by Harry Fabel

In June 2019, archaeological excavation work was started at the Mirador del Castillo, meaning that it was closed to visitors throughout the summer. A search was done, among other things, for the remains of the old "Castillo de Benidorm" that was destroyed 200 years ago by the British.

On the well-known large rock that separates the two beaches stood a fortress that had the function of defending the city against the raids of Algerian and Berber pirates in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. Later the Castle was abandoned and nowadays there are only a few remains of walls on the rocks of the lookout point, which is also known as the "Balcony of the Mediterranean Sea".

Picture by Harry Fabel

The city of Benidorm gave archaeologists until November 15, 2019, to search for remains after which the square and the viewpoint received a refreshing update. Parts of the floor of the Mirador have been replaced by glass panels so that you can look at the remains of the disappeared fortress. Information panels in different languages ​​explain exactly what is on display.

Picture by Harry Fabel

Parts of the familiar white balustrade have been replaced by glass panels so that better pictures can be taken. After all, the viewpoint is the number one place to take selfies and vacation photos.