Benidorm, Spain | The Birthplace Of Package Tourism

 

Photographer Danny Franzreb is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Benidorm’ series.  To see Danny’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

Until the 1960s, Benidorm was a small fishing village. Today the city has reached the highest density of high-rise buildings per capita in the world. The author and Guardian journalist Giles Tremlett described Benidorm as the birthplace of package tourism, which is also the main reason for the city’s explosive growth.

 

 

 

 

 

The unique character of this place changes significantly throughout the year. At the beginning of the summer, Benidorm serves as a vacation resort for Spanish families. From September onwards, the city is primarily visited by tourists from the United Kingdom and Ireland, to a point where the beach is hardly visible. The resulting work embodies an almost surreal appeal in a time defined by a global pandemic.

 

 

 

The series was awarded an IPA in Gold in the urban scenery category. It was exhibited in the Aperture Gallery New York and the International Festival of Urban Photography Trieste, among others.

 

All images and text © Danny Franzreb

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Benidorm, Spain | The Birthplace Of Package Tourism”

  1. angela

    Great photos and yes it’s a brash and fun place but within a short distance inland it is really beautiful

  2. Anonymous

    I have never been to Benidorm and have no intention of going there, but it’s interesting to see the pictures. I feel sorry for the locals who were happy living in their fishing village!

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