Altea
kind of trip :
* church
entrance fee : 
* free
opening hours :
* Monday to Friday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
* Saturday : 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
* Sunday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
contact :
* phone : (+34) 646 342 852
address  :
* Calle Noray, Altea
* GPS : 38°37'58.6"N 0°00'51.7"W - decimal 38.632941, -0.014371
distance :
* Torrevieja : 113 km, 87 minutes
* Guardamar : 101 km, 77 minutes
* La Marina : 92 km, 69 minutes
most recent update : 18 August 2019

 
Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa
 
 
If you drive from Altea on the N-332 towards Calpé, you will see a very special building along the road at Altea Hills. There is actually a Russian Orthodox church here.
 
A Russian billionaire came to Altea and had this church built for his mother. The church is completely built in the architectural style and the materials as these churches were built in Russia in the 17th century. The wood for this church was even specially transferred from the Urals.
 
The "Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa del Arcangel San Miguel" as it is called in full, was the first Russian Orthodox church in all of Spain. Consequently, believers come from very far away to attend church services here.
 
You can visit the church every day of the week but taking pictures on the inside is not allowed. When you visit the church you are asked to cover your legs and shoulders.