Marina Internacional de Torrevieja

Marina Internacional de Torrevieja Local Area - Alicante

Marina Internacional de Torrevieja

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A seductive mix of sophisticated city centres and secluded havens of ivory sand, set in stunning cerulean seas   view

The Marina Internacional de Torrevieja is found on the Costa Blanco in Alicante, an area of southern Spain which has a history spanning over 7000 years.

The earliest settlements in the area dating from 5000-3000BC were found on Mount Benacantil, a mountain which dominates the city of Alicante.  It wasn't until 1000BC, with the influx of Greek and Phoenician traders, that the port was fully established and remains today a hub for international trade an pleasure craft.

Alicante offers a plethora of historical sites for visitors, such as the Castle of Santa Barbara, resting on the slopes of Mount Benacantil, the Basilica of Santa Maria, and the Convent of the Canonigas de San Augustin.  Other attractions include the defence towers of the Huerta de Alicante, built in the 15th century to defend against the Barbary pirates, the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts in the Gravina Palace and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante.

The region is also home to the Moros i Crisitans festival in April, the Bonfires of St. John festival in June, as well as theatre and dance events staged in the Paseo del Puerto in summer.