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About Torrevieja

Built on a wide stretch of coast between one pink and one emerald salt lagoon, Torrevieja is known for having high population density. British and Russians form a large part of the population that is over 100 thousand people. Torrevieja is often preferred as it is economic alongside having quite a vibrant nightlife when compared with some other Spanish islands. The town that depends mostly on salt production is spread out over 71 square kilometres. People living near Orihuela in mid 13th century moved to take advantage of the naturally abundant salt in Torrivieja as it was a highly valuable in the Middle Ages. Torrelamata and Ibiza became the most important location for salt production in the Aragon kingdom. Torrevieja became quickly urbanized once La Mata was moved to its current location in 1802. Today, Torrevieja produces almost 1 million tons of salt and is the leader of salt production in Europe. Torrevieja has 20 kilometres of coastline and out of the many beaches some of the most famous are La Mata, Los Locos, El Cura, El Acequion and Los. Torrevieja means ‘old tower’ - up until the beginning of the previous century there were only a few houses and a tower here. There is a viewing terrace on the tower and from here it’s possible to see the panorama of Torrevieja. As the natural beauty of this location was explored, it too became more popular. There are only a few pink salt lagoons in the world, and one of them, Laguna Salada, is in Torrevieja. To see the lake up close you can follow the Via Verde road from the city centre. Objects reflecting the complex relationship between the sea, salt, and Torrevieja locals can be found in the Sea and Salt Museum called ‘Museo del Mar y de la Sal’. Cervera Cape Tower, which is surrounded by a park of 23 thousand square metres, offers gorgeous views of Costa Blanca.

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