Orihuela is an old city full of interest located in the province of Alicante, Spain.
It is worth getting on the train or bus to visit if you are fed up of the beaches around Mercia. The train station is in the heart of the town. It is a short trip from Torrovieja and Alicante.
If you decide to drive, remember the town has few parking places.
Orihuela city have a big train/bus station (Estacion Intermodal) with good connections with Alicante, Murcia and the coast (Torrevieja, Orihuela beaches, etc).
Also have enough roads in all directions and near highways (A-7 and others).