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Benidorm Palace: 16 million customers and 3,500 shows in 42 years
25 February 2019 @ 20:17

BENIDORM Palace will greet its 16 millionth customer this year after 42 years and over 3,500 shows, says its owner Vicente Climent.

The huge cabaret venue and restaurant burst onto the tourism scene on July 12, 1977 with a show by a Brazilian ballet company, and Climent himself – who was 30 when the venue opened – took over after 13 years.

His first show commissioned was with Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyef – a night Finestrat-born musician Climent (second picture) describes as ‘incredible’.

“Tickets sold out months before the show, and the keenest fans went along in the early morning to watch this world-class performer rehearsing,” Climent reveals.

With seating for 1,600 spectators per performance, and practically every single show being a sell-out, the current owner estimates that this summer, on the 42nd anniversary of Benidorm Palace, customer numbers will break the 16 million barrier.



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