The foundations of Orihuela were made by the Romans. They called it Orchelis. Later is was the Dukedom of Teodomiro, before it was captured by the moors in 711. The most important places of architectural interest in Orihuela now are :an Arabic castle with its towersa Catholic cathedral built between the 14th and 16th centuries (re-built on grounds...more
While in Orihuela, find time to translate the following lines by Miguel Hernandez; they were written many years ago but they are still a perverse reality.EL NIÑO YUNTEROCarne de yugo, ha nacidomás humillado que bello,con el cuello perseguidopor el yugo para el cuello.Nace, como la herramientaa los golpes destinado,de una tierra descontentay un...more
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Urbanizacion La Zenia, Playa de Orihuela, , Alicante Province, 03189, Spain
Good for: Solo
Alfonso XIII, 1, (former SH Palacio de Tudemir), Playas de Orihuela, Alicante Province, 03300, Spain
Good for: Solo
A typical noisy and busy Spanish tapas bar. The staff were friendly and the service was speedy. Choose from many of the tapas on display in the glass cabinet. I loved the Revulto which was scrambled egg with asparagus, and he had the delicious Pulpo which was small pieces of squid in a vinaigrette. Both served with fresh warm bread and a glass of...more
I explain it. There are many restaurants you can choose in the city of Orihuela and in villages and towns arround. In the city of Orihuela you can go to the old town and find a dozen of good places; also in the moden town you can enjoy good meals in many streets.more
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.more
Orihuela have a shopping centre name Ociopia with many stores with women and men clothes, 3D cinema and a foodcourt. You can go by walk because it's near of town council, Melia hotel and churchs. Ociopia is open all days of the week. Ociopia is like a normal shopping centre with a variety of stores: appareal for women, men and kids, sporting...more
The little markets in the streets are habitually in this region. You can buy cheap all things you can think. In Orihuela city there is one every Tuesday; in the Orihuela coast zone, every Saturday (in Playa Flamenca urbanization). Well, good oranges from october to july.more
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Actually Orihuela city have a population of peoples coming from dozens of countries, everyone with his own customs. Thousands of european countries residents in the coast, and of all the world in the city.
It is almost impossible to park in the main part of Orihuela, especially after 6pm at night. There do not appear to be any official car parks, so all parking is bumper to bumper along the streets. It is imperative for the future of their tourism, that the local ayuntamiento deal with this problem.We discovered the best parking places after 6pm are...more
Be carefull. If you go to Orihuela city to see monuments, call before. Actually (at less until april 2004) you can find closed the monuments every Monday.
Orihuela old town grows around San Miguel Mountain; not very big, up in this mountain repose the ruins of the antique arab castle.Before, in the middle of the mountain, there is a important Seminary with more 250 years of history in a big building.You may take a road from center old town (Subida al Seminario) (can walk or drive) and between...more
During Franco's regime, Miguel Hernandez became, a s in the Orwellian novel, a non-person. His poems were banned, as it was banned all things related to the Republic. In recent years, the local governemt of Orihuela got aware of the universal character of Hernandez. The house where he lived with his family became a museum. A quite place where to...more
There are tree 18 holes golf-links in Orihuela (Campoamor, Villamart?n and Las Ramblas) and anothers more around.
I think the better can do a one day tourist is walk round the city slowly, looking for monuments and little squares and for special places how the house were sixty years ago lives with his family the famous poetry Miguel Hernandez.
In the coast, beaches for spring, summer and autumn, and many more...
Fondest memory: His monuments