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                                        Sightseeing In Torrevieja, Spain
                                               By Jack Blacksmith

    There is never a shortage of memorable Torrevieja sightseeing when visiting this popular vacation
destination. Torrevieja offers museums, festivals, parks, history and so much more. The city's festivals
are a particularly memorable experience in Torrevieja and the Costa Blanca region. Festivals are held
all year around, but regardless of when you visit Torrevieja, Spain, you will surely find something to
enjoy during your stay.

The city is located about eighteen to nineteen miles south east of Alicante, or about thirty kilometers,
on Costa Blanca's southern tip. It is now a popular tourist attraction, but was originally a small village
known for salt production and fishing. It's salt baths are still popular among tourists. The beautiful
weather definitely contributes to the city's popularity among tourists. The outdoors can be enjoyed
during any season, making golf vacations especially popular in the area. Museums are popular
Torrevieja sightseeing, featuring the Museum of Sea and Salt and the Holy Week Museum of Tomas
Valcarcel. The Museum of Sea and Salt shows the importance of the salt industry in the development
of Torrevieja. Many crafts made with salt, photographs and archaeological finds are displayed at the
museum, as well as model boats and a model Torrevieja sailing ship. You can also tour a submarine.
The Holy Week Museum of Tomas Valcarcel, created in 1992, is open every day except Sunday and
the week before Easter. This museum was named for a local artist and displays statutes, sculptures,
embroidery and paintings based on the showcased custom of passion processions throughout

Festivals play another huge role in sightseeing in Torrevieja, with a festival occurring nearly each
month. There will definitely be a festival during any season you visit. For instance, the Festival of the
Patron Saint and Christmas festivals occur during the winter months. If you visit during January, you
will experience the New Year's Festival and the Procession of the Three Kings. In April, there are
several Easter festivals and celebrations. The May Fair occurs in May and is one of the most important
festivals along the coastline, with preparations beginning in March. There are several summer festivals.
In June, the San Juan bonfires are popular. In July, the Seafarer's festivals and Habaneras festival will
provide much entertainment and fun. There is even a festival in August in honor of tourists. The
festivals continue into the autumn season, including the Festival of Vendimia in La Mata, the El Pilar
festival, Halloween and the festival of All Saints.

Focusing on latest developments in Spain, Jack Blacksmith published for the most part for

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                                   Visit Torrevieja In The Costa Blanca
                                            By Jack Blacksmith

 Torrevieja, Spain has more to offer than its sandy white beaches on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
This city, which is approximately thirty miles south of Alicante in the Costa Blanca, is a unique
combination of the past and modern day. A tour of Torrevieja is like stepping into the past of an old
Spanish town yet with all of the luxuries of today, but the highlight of Torrevieja sightseeing is Old
Town Torrevieja.

Torrevieja now hosts many tourists annually and is a popular vacation area, but it began as simply a
small fishing village and salt-mine. Despite its growth, it is still known for its salt industry and fishing
harbor. It produces over a half million tons of salt per year. However, Torrevieja is named literally for an
old tower dating back to the early 1800s, but its amazing old tower is not its only sightseeing attraction.
Tourists are also captivated by La Immaculata Conception Church. The Museum of Sea and Salt is
also popular along with the fish market which, actually, actions fish occasionally.

Its location as a port city offers a beautiful harbor for tourists to relax and take a scenic stroll along the
water or beach. You can experience sightseeing in Torrevieja by a guided tour. There are guides that
speak both Spanish and Valencian, as well as English for the more popular sights.

Along with many of the Costa Blanca destinations, Torrevieja offers great entertainment and nightlife to
serve everyone’s interests. After a relaxing day at the beach or experiencing Torrevieja sightseeing,
you can enjoy the quiet sunsets at the harbor to the fast beat of the bars and clubs. There is also a
street market each summer evening where you can walk and shop for clothes or all kinds of souvenirs.
Of course, there are many restaurants available also where you can enjoy local food including fresh
fish, in particular with the nearby harbor, as well as food choices from all over the world.

Local fiestas are also held throughout the year offering visitors a great way to experience the local and
regional culture. The Fiesta of the Three Wise Men is held in January, celebrating the end of the
Christmas holiday season, the San Juan fiesta is held in June and the Virgen de Carmen fiesta takes
place in July.

Whatever your preference, there is terrific sightseeing for everyone from families to couples to singles.
Everyone can find the perfect place to relax and the perfect activity to enjoy whether indoors or
outside. You can experience the sightseeing of Old Town Torrevieja, the local nightlife or one of the
many fiestas and restaurants.

Jack Blacksmith regularly creates short articles on things relating to Costa Blanca and Alicante.
Recording his experience in detailed writings (e.g. on
Torrevieja ) he confirmed his experience in the field.

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