The small town is now transformed into a major tourist spot and that is Torrevieja in Spain. This town is within the jurisdiction of Alicante province and is actually located about 50 Kms of the province. According to historians, apart from tourism, the shifting of Salt industry from La Matta to Torrevieja gave a boost to the economy of this small town. Now, it is the hub of salt production. This small town had a guard tower and thereafter many buildings were constructed and now these buildings have become places of tourist interest.
Immaculate Conception Church:
Believed to have been built in 1798, this Archpresbyteral Church was later destroyed due to an earthquake. But it was rebuilt in course of time retaining its earlier architectural beauty. The church is surrounded by beautiful nature. The most imposing beauty of the church is a feast to the eyes.
According to historical records, the tower was built by Moors as a watch tower to guard against enemies and the pirates. It is believed to have been renovated several times and the historical record says the last of the renovation was carried out in the 14th century. The tower presents a most beautiful view of the sea.
The museum has many great collections relating to marine science. It speaks of the ecological importance of the sea and its influence on the life of the people, importance of marine life, varieties of flora and fauna etc are explained in great detail in this museum. The museums also gives the history of salt industry, the process of production of salt and such other information are provided here. The science of fishing, apparatus used in fishing etc also is explained. It is a wonderful museum which is very well crafted.
The very fact that villas majorca Torrevieja has been awarded the ‘Blue Flag’ speaks of the cleanliness of the beach. It has crystal clear blue water. The Government of Spain has taken pains to keep the beach in such a perfect condition. The natural beauty around the beach is wonderful. The beach has all the water sports facilities for the tourists.
Except the salt industry no other industrial activity is allowed in this town. This has helped to maintain the cleanliness of the surrounding places. There are many hotels and resorts where the tourists can enjoy comfortable stay. The hotels serve the best recipe for the tourists.
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