Denia – UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Denia, located on the eastern coast of Spain in the province of Alicante, is indeed recognized as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy since 2015. This designation acknowledges Denia’s rich culinary heritage and its commitment to promoting and preserving local gastronomic traditions.

Denia’s cuisine is characterized by its use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, particularly seafood caught from the nearby Mediterranean Sea, as well as fruits, vegetables, and olive oil from the surrounding region. The city’s culinary scene is diverse and vibrant, with a wide range of traditional dishes and innovative creations inspired by both local and international influences.

As a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, Denia is dedicated to fostering creativity and innovation in its culinary industry. It is promoting sustainable food practices, and preserving its cultural heritage through food. The designation also helps to raise awareness of Denia’s gastronomic offerings on a global scale, attracting visitors from around the world who come to experience its unique flavors and culinary traditions.

This award represents the tradition and culinary innovation that offers the city and places Denia on the international map of gastronomy. Come and enjoy a nice meal next to the beach or in the historic centre of Denia!

Denia -Cretive City