One of the quite surprising things about Benidorm, a Spanish fishing village turned mega-resort, is its phenomenal architecture. A mix of 1960s and 1970s style, when you first arrive the only thing you can think is “God, how awful”.
But after repeat visits, or days spent wandering around Benidorm’s busy streets, you begin to look up towards the sky more as you start to realize how absolutely glorious much of Benidorm’s architecture actually can be.
That is why, on my last trip to Benidorm, I spent several hours wandering around the city simply photographing buildings. And I realized quickly, many of them are stunningly perfect examples of 1960s and 1970s Spanish architecture.
Hotels, apartment buildings, shops, cafes – Benidorm has some of the most beautiful retro (and yes, kitch-iest) buildings in Spain. And don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Just check out these photos from a set of around 300 pictures that I took on just one afternoon wandering around Spain’s famous seaside city. Then, the next time you are in Benidorm, look up and start taking some of your own. I promise you, these buildings are truly beautiful.