El Castell de l'Olla is not the typical fireworks display. And it is not a traditional one because the fireworks come together with music, the sky and the sea to create a memorable dazzling show. This unmissable event takes place the second Saturday of August at the Olla beach in Altea, this is the place and time for enjoying a thrilling fireworks display. A show that may bring tears to your eyes when the most spectacular gold palm tree rises into the sky and lights up the bay to the astonished eyes of the local and foreigners. Come to see Castel de l’Olla and you will realize that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Every year more than three thousand kilos of gunpowder light up the Altea bay coinciding with the festivities of San Lorenzo. The brotherhood of Castell de l’Olla, founded nearly three decades ago by a group of friends, takes care of even the smallest details.
El Castell de l'Olla is a show that brings together more than 50,000 people at the beach eager to enjoy the spectacle of light, gunpowder and music in a combination of mastery and light which also includes at the same time dance and other performing arts.
With nearly 30 years of history, the musical fireworks display that fills Altea with fire for nearly half an hour always offers something new. It is, after all, one of the largest experimental fireworks display in the world in which peacocks, palm trees, rings, Girandolas or waterfalls do always offer something new.
Come to Olla in Altea before dusk, look for a good place and get ready to see Castell de l'Olla. You will love it.