Cities
Orihuela

Orihuela

10km / 10min

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Torrevieja

Torrevieja/La Mata/Cabo Roig

24km / 20min

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Elche

Elche

40km / 40min

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Alicante

Alicante

66km / 50min

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Murcia

Murcia

43km / 39min

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Cartagena

Cartagena

77km / 59min

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Orihuela, declared a big city in 2010, is a municipality located in a privileged area of ​​the southeast and colorful Spanish.

Capital of the Vega Baja region, Orihuela represents the range of colors of the Spanish Mediterranean itself.
Each corner of its more than 384 km2 contains tones of tradition and modernity. It is a prosperous place in agriculture, monumental artistic heritage and is home made jewels of historical Mediterranean architecture.
Orihuela officially counts on five of the best beaches in Spain distinguished with Q Quality Tourism by the Ministry of Tourism, considered the highest distinction in this sector. 16 km of beautiful coastline with wide sandy beaches interspersed with coves of turquoise water and marinas.
place of birth of Miguel Hernández, its streets are grounds for the life and work of one of the most international Spanish poets. Orihuela is one of the main tourist destinations of Valencia. A city that houses many treasures, such as the work of Diego Silva Velázquez "La Tentación Santo Tomas" and unique works of the great sculptor Francisco Salzillo. Part of this artistic variety can be seen in Holy Week, declared in 2010 of International Tourist Interest.

 

Any visitor to Torrevieja is obliged to visit the port area with its numerous restaurants, tapas bars and shops. The fish restaurants are a must as the fish is fresh on the local fishing boats.

Torrevieja has many attractive parks, gardens and squares such as the Municipal Natural Park Molino del Agua and the Nations Park where you can sit and relax under the shade.

To visit Torrevieja you can enjoy the port, the fish market, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, the submarine S-61 Delfin and the museum of sea and salt.

History

Torrevieja is literally translated as Torre Vieja, which means the Old Tower, used to be a small fishing village (like many of the villages on the Costa Blanca), but has witnessed a huge explosion of size and population in recent times - most of which is the large number of people who move to Torrevieja from Northern Europe or buying holiday homes in the area.

Salted lakes

Torrevieja is surrounded by the salty lakes of the Laguna Salada de la Mata and the Laguna Salada de Torrevieja and as a result the climate is bound to be very healthy, especially for people with arthritus.
The salt lakes are protected and form a natural habitat for numerous protected species of birds such as the Greater Flamingo and the Montagu Harrier. The salt is also extracted commercially providing one of the main industries of Torrevieja.

Domestic market

The interior market of Torrevieja offers fish, meat and fresh vegetables. Be sure to visit the local market selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other local produce and produce - market day in Torrevieja is a Friday. Torrevieja is also home to the Habaneras Shopping Center and a Carrefour 24 h.

Bars and Clubs

There are over a hundred bars with most located in the area of ​​El Baluarte in the neighborhood of La Punta, which attracts thousands of visitors every year as the place to enjoy the nightlife of Torrevieja. Unfortunately the Pacha nightclubs are now closed and known as Oz instead.

Beaches

One of the most important reasons that families with children choose Torrevieja as their annual summer holiday destination is, of course, the beaches of Torrevieja. Torrevieja has over 20 miles of white sand beaches, most of which feature first class amenities and amenities such as play areas for children, showers, toilets, first aid stations and security guards.

ELCHE, LIVE AN ENDING HISTORY

The millenary city offers much more than what travelers usually expect. Three sites listed in the different categories of UNESCO World Heritage lists, the historical palm tree, the mystery game of Elche and the Museum of the Pusol School. Its beaches, natural spaces, culture, gastronomy, festivals, shops and a wide range of leisure activities make it a unique destination in the Mediterranean.

Discover

Discover Alicante with all its senses: Its beaches, monuments and fantastic museums are part of the great attraction of this city bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and famous for being a dynamic city with a warm climate.

Beaches

Urban beaches, wild coves, fine golden sand, crystalline waters. Alicante offers you all the Mediterranean to enjoy your favorite sports or simply relax in the sun; Playa de San Juan, Cabo de las Huertas coves, Almadraba beach, Albufereta beach, El Postiguet beach, El Saladar-Urbanova beach.

Shopping

The province of Alicante is famous for the quality of its leather goods: shoes, handbags and accessories. It is also well known for the quality of the elements used for decoration such as carpets, wicker and traditional pottery. There is a wide range of shops to stroll around Alicante, in the city center, the numerous shopping centers and also in the open stands in different public places, open all year!

Eat

So many adjectives to describe the cuisine of Alicante sophisticated, market, Mediterranean, signature, traditional, abundant, tapas ... A very tasty city !! The local cuisine is typically Mediterranean and undoubtedly one of the great attractions of Alicante. Its history, its geography, its climate and the fertile lands of its province contribute richness and diversity to the Alicante gastronomy.

As a result of its intense historical tradition, the repetitive overlap of cultures, its strategic location as a Mediterranean enclave and its transitory character as a border territory halfway between the Plateau and Andalusia, the Region of Murcia preserves innumerable vestiges of the past, an ideal meeting point where history and tradition have been inculcated with a new life and made available to the visitor.

Archaeological remains and abundant archaeological remains include cave paintings in the rock shelters of the Iberian period, the splendor of Roman antiquity with its urban refinement and its inclination for theatrical cities, Visigoths, Arab medinas, Christian castles, watchtowers , churches and temples, civil and military constructions.

Murcia, capital city of the Autonomous Community, on the banks of the Segura, Cartagena, port in front of the Mediterranean, Lorca, town of the Cien Escudos and Caravaca de la Cruz, the Holy City, reasons that a visitor needs to choose at any time of the year for a holiday or just a short stay.

This vast historical, artistic, architectural and cultural heritage can be viewed and admired in a variety of natural settings, in the places where the monuments were built or in the thematic spaces of the entire museum network of the Region. The Region of Murcia thus resembles a rich printed cloth on which History has been represented for our contemplation.

Cartagena is a Spanish city and an important naval station located in the Region of Murcia, on the Mediterranean coast, southeast of Spain. As of January 2011, it has a population of 218,210 inhabitants which is the second largest municipality in the region and the sixth non-provincial capital of the country. The metropolitan area of ​​Cartagena, known as Campo de Cartagena, has a population of 409,586 inhabitants.

Cartagena has been inhabited for over two millennia, being founded around 227 BC by the Carthaginian Hasdrubal the Fair as Qart Hadasht, the same name as the original city of Carthage. The city had its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Carthago Nova (New Carthage) and Carthago Spartaria, capital of the province of Carthaginensis. It was one of the important cities during the Umayyad invasion of Hispania, under its Arabic name of Qartayannat al-Halfa.

Much of the historical weight of Cartagena in the past goes to its coveted defensive port, one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. Cartagena has been the capital of the Maritime Department of the Spanish Navy since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. Already in century XVI was one of the most important naval ports of Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. It remains an important naval port, the main military refuge of Spain, and is home to a large naval shipyard.

The confluence of civilizations, as well as its strategic port, together with the emergence of local mining is manifested by a unique artistic heritage, with a series of landmarks such as the Roman Theater, the second largest in the Iberian Peninsula after the Merida, an abundance of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and Arab remains, and a plethora of Art Nouveau buildings, a result of the bourgeoisie of the early 20th century. Cartagena has now established itself as a major cruise destination in the Mediterranean and an emerging cultural focus.

It is the first of a series of cities that have eventually been named Cartagena, especially Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.