Surely more than one remembers the day when a plane was hooked between buildings street Cop while under a giant paella was cooked. Nothing serious happened: it was the magic of cinema.
And it is that with a score of films filmed in its streets and more than 50 years of cinematographic history, Dénia has become a city of cinema, as the title of the book that once wrote Miquel Crespo and Toni Reig.
Taking advantage of the extensive research of these two dianenses, departments of culture and tourism have initiated the call Film route, in which they indicate to the visitors the most emblematic places in which films were shot as "Captain Jones" (1958) "The son of Captain Blood" (1961) "Cervantes" (1966) "East of Java" (1967) o "They are from sea" (2001).
The route is divided into three parts: the fishing pier and the facade of the city, where films will be remembered as Captain Jones o East Java; the district of Baix la Mar, which has hosted more film shoots with films like The son of Captain Blood, the erotic comedy The magnificent 7 o They are de Mar; and the center of the city, where they remember the Spanish Singing cicada (1980) o Dawns as you can (1987).
To follow the route have created brochures that may be collected from the tourist office, where the films made in each location are shown, allowing the visitor to visit at your own pace.
If the initiative is well received by visitors, it is very likely that next year the Ruta del Cine join guided tours every summer are made from the tourism department visits.
This initiative was presented by the Councilor for Culture and Tourism, Pepa Font, which was accompanied by the authors of the book Dénia, Ciutat de Cine, Miquel Crespo and Toni Reig.