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The City Council shows its memory and affection at Plaza Derramador with the British flag at half-staff

Benidorm says goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II

09 September 2022
Turistas británicos ante la bandera a media asta en la plaza Derramador.
Turistas británicos ante la bandera a media asta en la plaza Derramador.

The City Council of Benidorm has set up a place at Plaza Derramador, together with the Municipal Tourism Office of Rincón de Loix and the Foreign Tourist Service, to pay tribute and remembrance to Queen Elizabeth II, open to the public today from 1:00 p.m. hours.

In it, a UK flag flies at half-staff and a laurel wreath with the name of the city, Benidorm, and a white flower, in memory of the sovereign, as a symbol of respect and condolences for her death, complete the simple tribute of Benidorm in the farewell of Isabel II.
The mayor, Toni Pérez, has highlighted, "the singularity of her reign, her passion and her dedication to the Crown and the British people". The mayor has testified his condolences through messages to the British People, Ambassador Elliot and the Consulate in Alicante through the Social Networks of Benidorm City Council, highlighting that "Benidorm we recognize the and services from Her Majesty to the British Crown and to its people”, pointing out that Benidorm “joins the sorrow of the United Kingdom and countries of the Commonwealth, for the death of Queen Elizabeth II”.

British tourism is fundamental and decisive in Benidorm. The British people, from the origins of tourism in this city, have always expressed their preferences for Benidorm. At the moment 12,000 British tourists are staying in Benidorm hotels for short stays and, with respect to other types of stays -in campsites, apartments and second homes- the estimate reaches 13,000 British. In addition, 4,081 Britons are registered in Benidorm, which represents 5.45% of the population.

For this reason, Mayor Toni Pérez has reiterated "our condolences from the closeness and affection towards all British people", highlighting that the Place of Tribute and Remembrance of the deceased queen will remain at Plaza del Derramador while the official mourning lasts, open to the expressions of respect and condolences of the British, members of the Commonwealth of Nations and any other nationality that wishes to join.