museo del mar y salt
the salterns, (salt lagoons) of torrejeva produce 500,000 tons of sea salt each year. pictured is a salt loading facility at the harbor. salt is so important to torrevieja that they have a salt museum. the museum is located at 10 calle patrico perez. open monday-friday. also another thing to do is to visit the salt lagoons. there you may see white flamingos. the flamingos around torrevieja ingest so much salt that it turns their feathers white.
- Museum Visits
church of la inmaculata conception
built in 1880 the church of la inmaculata conception is located in central torrevieja on the placa constitucon. this is a very nice plaza in the center of the town. also just around the corner is an interesting market.
- Religious Travel
- Historical Travel
Church of Immaculada Concepcion
The most visited church in this town built in 1880. It is the seat of Catholic church in Torrevieja. At the Altar, there are notable figures and sculptures such as the image of Virgen del Carmen (Patron Saint of the Fishers), the body of Jesus and his Crucification. This church holds the Statue of the town's Patron Saint, La Purissima Concepcion which is taken out for a procession twice a year. It is December 8 (her day) and on Easters.
Torre del Moro
This Moors tower was erected in the 14th century on Cape Cervera. During those times, was the watching point against the coming of possible pirates or Barbary raiders.It has 9 meters in diameter and has undergone several renovations throughout its history. Around it is 23,000 m2 park was created and known to be the "Mirador Turistico de la Torre del Moro".It offers a beautiful scenic view of the coast. It has some network of pathways and children's delights . A salt handicraft stands at one corner of the park which reminds of the town's pride (salt industry).
Paseo Maritimo Juan Aparicio
A promenade and a recreation area that serves equally for walking and for sitting out feeling the cool breeze from the sea. From the Levante further ahead, sea walls were built as wavebreakers and small ,shallow swimming pool, as well as a concrete slab beaches and wooden-paved solariums is made. A boardwalk is leading into the sea used for diving and play.
Sightseeing out of town.....
Spend a day out to Tabarca Island. Catch the next glass bottom boat . Enjoy the beautiful coastal views of of the places along the coast namely Torrevieja,La Mata, Guardamar, El Altet till Santa Pola and Alicante. It is worth going down to the observation deck as the sea life is plentiful and varied due to the island is a protected and marine reserve since the 80'sEnjoy the tranquility of the island and its seafood speciality. No cars and no stress! All is all a day spent. It is worth visiting!
Playa Punta Prima
Not far from Torrevieja, a few miles to the south, is a locally known place Punta Prima. Good for those who seeks for tranquility without being isolated. Has fine white sandy beach and all those usual things .
Worth visiting for a pleasant atmosphere
go for a walk or jog
A wonderful area for hobby athletes. Jogging, running or walking here in the morning is the best time of the day. A stroll in the evening, offers you the highlighted skyline of the town and the gentle breeze from the mediterranian seas.
A 1355 meters overhanging structure near the recreation area supported on the eastern breakwater, provides a panoramic scenery. It is built of wood and steel , featuring five small squares with pergolas, which one of them stands the Patron of the Fishers.
Playa de Acequion
A fine golden sandy beach located close to Marina International. Just a kilometer away from the salt works of the town and is an ideal location watching how the salt is loaded fro transportation. A place of touristic interest where daily accompanied tours are organized.
Playa de los Naufragos
A fine white sandy beach located at the south of Torrevieja is also a nice place to enjoy your holiday. Sun loungers and shades are available to rent, pedalos and jet skis as well. Nice views stretching towards Punta Prima and Cabo Roig.
how to do mudbathing
There are areas at the salt lake where we can do this activity. First cover the body with the black mud and expose to the sun for about twenty minutes. It is essential to do this so the salt dries and the curative properties of the mud are absorbed to the skin. Then bathe in the waters to wash the mud off and enjoy floating in the dense of salt water which reaches to 25 degrees during summer season. To leave the skin salt free after bathing, it is advisable to take some plastic canisters with normal water to avoid sticky feeling and too.The results obtained are a babylike, silky smooth skin and combined with the relief of pain exprienced to those who suffer some illnesses like rheumatism, respiratory and heart troubles.
The Marina Internacional
Located in the interior of the port, with restaurants, shops and other services for marine sports and a small modern residencial complex. Also a wintering port of a great number of vessels from different countries. This marina is an excellent place to linger around and enjoy a lively atmosphere the whole year through.
Choir singing competition
Every year, the town is celebrating one of its most important events. It is the festival of Habaneras y Polifonia. An international contest of Habaneras songs and choirs. A soulful and rhytmic music for a relaxation and somewhat a change for those who like Cuban songs after a hot day on the beach. It is held here usually in the month of July
This years great winner is theMadrigal Singers of the Philippines, the choir group who proudly received their two prizes, namely the 1st place in Habaneras and first place in Polifonia.
If you are passing through, then you must vist Aquopolis. It is quite hard to find but jus keep following the signs that are put up everywhere. It is great for Adults and children. They have a wide range of slides, including really steep ones. You can not go to torrevieja withought going to Aquopolis. It isnt expensive either! Just remember to bring a towel.
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