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During our trip to Campello we had a couple of grey days and used the brilliant tram service to get into Alicante for a look around. The service is run by F.G.V and runs up and down the coast; Denia, Alicante, Benidorm, Campello and elsewhere. Tickets machines are only available at the main / larger stations so you usually buy your ticket at a machine on the tram. We were travelling from Poble Espanyol, just outside Campello. As it was in the metropolitan area a one way ticket cost just 1.25 Euro per person and the same back again. It costs the same from Campello. There is a route map at each station showing the different lines. " lines run from between Alicante and Campello and 1 from Alicante to Poble Espanyol. The journey is between 25 and 30 minutes. The trams have security personnel on them but they seemed more than safe and very clean. An excellent and cheap way to get about. The line also runs past and stops at several beach locations.
Updated May 10, 2011
Every year on July 16th a Sea procession in the honour of Virgen del Carmen is celebrated. Virgen del Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) is the patroness of seamen and many coastal villages and towns have taken her as their saint patroness. El Campello has traditionally been a fishermen village, and although the patroness is Saint Teresa, a festival takes place on July in the honour of the sea patroness.
The Virgin's image is embarked to a decorated ship (pic 1). Other boats participate in the procession, which departs from the pier near the fish market and goes over the bay. During the procession flower bouquets and crowns are offered in the memory of those dead in the sea. After then procession the Virgin’s image is taken back to the church which usually houses it.
Written Jul 29, 2012