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Torrevieja

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Torrevieja is a seaside city and municipality located on the Costa Blanca in the province of Alacant, in south Valencian Country. Torrevieja lies about 50 kilometres south of the city of Alacant and has a population of 105,000 (2012). Torrevella was originally a salt-mining and fishing village as it is located between the sea and two large salt lakes (Las Salinas), which give Torrevella a healthy microclimate.HistoryUntil 1802, Torrevieja existed only as an ancient guard tower, which gave the town its name (Torre Vella (Catalan) means Old Tower) and some labourers' cottages. But in 1803, Charles IV authorised the movement of the salt production offices from La Mata to the town itself and allowed the construction of dwellings there. In 1829, the town was totally destroyed by an earthquake, but the basins were soon reconstructed and re-opened. In 1931, Alfonso XIII gave Torrevieja city status by special grant. During this period, there was also a growing market for flax, hemp and cotton.In the 19th century, the salt was mainly shipped from the town by Swedish and Dutch ships. At the time, there was only limited demand from other regions of Catalan Countries and Spain, mainly Galiza and to a lesser extent, València. Although by the dawn of the 20th century, a quarter of all the salt harvested from the lagoon in Torrevieja was sold in Catalan Countries itself, and the rest exported was to foreign markets. Today, it is still an important industry in Torrevieja and a major employer. You can visit the Museum of Sea and Salt.
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La Mata Beach
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Las Salinas de Torrevieja
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Water Park
Aquopolis Torrevieja
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Parque de Las Naciones
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Isla de Tabarca Santa Pola
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Bodegas Faelo Elche
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Specialty Museum
Museo Del Teatro Romano Cartagena
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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Punta Prima Beach
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Religious Site
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Playa del Cura
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Aquapark Flamingo
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Playa de Los Locos
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Playa de Los Naufragos
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Museums in Torrevieja

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Museos flotantes Delfin S-61 y Albatros III
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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La Imprenta en Torrevieja
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Museo del Mar y de la Sal
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Art Gallery
Sala de Exposiciones Vista Alegre
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Beaches in Torrevieja

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Cala de la Zorra
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cala Ferris
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Playa Del Acequion
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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