Statue to the honour of the salt workers .
There is a statue group to honour the salt workers. It is situated beween the streets Av. Dr. Gregorio Marano, Av. de la Estacion, Calle los Portalicos and Calle Greco.
The group sits in the park area to the right of the marker you will see by following this link.
There is also a museum about salt in the city center.
Iglesia Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepción.
This is the church Iglesia Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepción. (Unfortunately Google Maps shows the wrong place for the church since it 's actually situated ~25m to the left from the marker, north of the Plaza...) It was built in 1789, and rebuilt in 1844 using stones from the original Old Tower (Torre Vieja), erected in the 14th century. You find the church by following the street Calle Ramon Gallud to Plaza de la Constitución in the center of the town.
Unfourtunatly it was closed when we were there so I don't know what it looks like inside.
The link below is all in Spanish.
Park of Nations
A beautiful park for everyone to unwind and enjoy the evening breeze during warm days. This is a magnificent area, Jardin de las Naciones which hasan area of 40,000 m2 featuring a large lake dedicated to the nations of Europe thus its shape is made like the European continent. Some cultural events are also held in this area. A popular family attraction. The park has a large playground for children with life size dragon slide, a train ride and beautiful lake with swan pedallo's. This park lies between the road CV-90, the main N-332 coastal roadand the Calle Villa de Madrid.
No entrance fee and open until 9 p.m. .
- Family Travel
The Eagle's Nest-out of town attraction
The Eagle's Nest (Guadalest) is originally a Moorish stronghold in the 8th century. Has been declared as a Monument of historical and Artistic Value . One of the most popular tourist attractions in the country and one of the most spectacular spot in this area. Set high up on a pinnacle of rock and carved out on a mountain top. As you drive up higher through a winding road you'll experience a great breathtaking sceneries of the place.
The old village can be reached through an ascending way and through a tunnel that leads to the ruins of the last castle. Good footwears is advisable. There are many artists workshops, cafes, museums and shops. The viewing plattform in the village offers you a stunning beauty of the sorrounding mountains and valleys. As you go up through a steepy stairways, you can reach the uppermost of the place and be rewarded with a magnificent sights. The best spot to view the tower of Penon de la Alcala. At the topmost, you will find the cemetery. Very enchanting!
About 25 km from inland Benidorm and about an hour from Alicante.
A must for every visitor!
Paseo Dique de Levante, an overhanging structure designed by Vicente Chapapria is a real recreation area. It is supported on the eastern breakwater for a distance of 1,355 m long all the way to the lighthouse. It provides a spectacular panoramic viewing point. It is built of wood and steel and has five squares with pergolas. One of them has the statue of Virgen del Carmen (Patron of the Fishers). A very romantic place especially in the evening when it is full moon accompanied by the rushing of the waves. Underneath is a cycle lane and also loved by hobby fishers who always patienty waiting for the first baits.
Exploring the town.......
PLAZA DEL MOLINO, a quiet known park close to the town with an area of 4,500 m2. The reconstructed windmill features an exact replica of the windmills that existed in this area in the 19th century used to grind grains and salt. The park has brick pathways that makes it very neat and orderly, a pond and some specimens of local trees.
Weekly markets is for holidaymakers a must. Shop and shop till you drop! To quench your thirst from walking , you may enjoy a drink or two or try the menus from any of those specialized restaurants. It could be a real Spanish speciality, German, Swiss, Italian, French, English, Swedish and etc. The town has its market every Friday.
An aquapark ideal for a fun day out for the whole family especially with small kids . Here's an escape from the flaming temperature as a change from beach visits. It is just a walking distance from Habaneras Commercial Center. Please check their website (below) for admission fees.
Hombre del Mar
This is one of Torrevieja's landmarks dedicated to the seamen. Sculptured by Josep Ricart i Maimir, from Catalan. Located at one end of the Paseo Juan Aparicio close to the overhanging structure. You can't pass by without any photo of it :)
Along the Paseo Juan Aparicio, next to Playa del Cura, you will find these artificial beaches with swim basins. Very good for non-swimmer and a wonderful area for those who love sunbathing or just to enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere.
Playa del Cura
One of the most popular beaches in town. A walking distance to the city center. Has the services and facilities as a blue flag carrier like Red Cross services, games for children, showers , hammocks and most of all, very clean beach.
The S-61 Delfin Submarine
A "living museum" and a permanent exhibition. A first-rate tourist and cultural attraction for Torrevieja situated in the fishing wharf dock.
S-61 Delfin was retired from the active service among the Army ships after 29 years of uninterrupted service at sea. The Ministry of Defense and the Torrevieja council signed on an agreement to hand over this submarine to the city. The first time that the Spanish Army handed over one of its ships to a Spanish council. Torrevieja is considered as the first municipality who become an Army ship.
For those who are interested to view inside this fleet: Be there earlier to avoid long waitings. Sometimes there is a long queing. As we were there last June, there are two friendly guides who speaks English and German. Attention, cams are not allowed inside and ladies has to leave their handbags outside. We were thrilled during the 20 minutes tour but for Claustrophobias not a good thing! The entry is free but any donation is welcome.
Sat,Sun, Holidays:12.00-17.00. Extended hours in Summer(17.00-20.00
- Historical Travel
Eras de la Sal
A historical monumental complex and jetty built in 1777. It is the town's first landing stage and the old salt storage compound. The salt was transported from Torrevieja Lagoon and stored here ready for export. Today, the area serves as the place for concerts in the summer season. It also holds the annual International Habanersa and Polyphony Contest ,an event that has been declared of International Tourist Interest. The recently-restored landing stage affords an attractive panoramic view of the port.
In the near future it is intended to convert this emblematic site into the home of the Sea and Salt Museum.
The Constitution Square
Locally called as Plaza de la Constitucion is located close to the Town Hall and the Archpresbyteral churh of the Immaculada Concepcion. The square is also made of ceramics in ochre and dark tones highlighted with a small fountain featured by a rock. Also close to some banks, cafes and restos and shopping possibilities as well.
Plaza de Waldo Calero
The square is located close to the city and not far from the harbor. A pleasant area to sit and idle with its ceramic benches inspired by a ceaseless and ever-changing waves of the sea refreshed by a magnificent huge fountain.
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