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Guardamar del Segura
In Guardamar de Segura is the Castillo de Guardamar, of Arabic origin, which was practically completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1829. You can also visit the Rábita Califal de las Dunas de Guardamar, an archaeological site from the 10th century where you can find the oldest rabita fortress in Spain.
In Torrevieja the Torre del Moro is found. With a distinctive structure, it was formerly one of the watch towers which are spread across the coast, the Eras de la Sal, a beautiful example of the industrial architecture of the 18th century. There is also the Casino de Torrevieja, a modernist building from 1896.
In the city of Orihuela the traveller may enjoy the many cultural aspects, many of which are religious. Orihuela is one of the main cultural tourist destinations of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. It is a city which is home to a multitude of treasures such as “The Temptation of St. Thomas” by Velázquez displayed in the Museo de Arte Sacro museum, and unique works by the great Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo. Some of this variety of artistic works can be seen in the Semana Santa, declared as being of International Tourist Interest in 2010. It is an abundant and rich collection of heritage, created from the historical and cultural importance of this city, conserved in churches, palaces, private collections and museums. The latter institutions are responsible for the preservation, research and display of a varied heritage made up of a multitude of artistic, archaeological, ethnological and technical objects. Orihuela has 30 Cultural Interest Goods (CIG), which is in itself a reason to visit the city and discover how much it has to offer.
Pilar de la Horadada
In Pilar de la Horadada you can visit the famous 16th century Watch Tower, constructed in 1591 to protect the inhabitants of what was then Campo de la Horadada from pirates, as well as the Thiar archaeological ruins, a former Roman mansion halfway between Elche and Cartagena, located on Vía Augusta.