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Audioguide Santa Pola

Specifications of the Audioguide
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Number of Tracks: 19
  • Type: Profesional
  • Topic: CityBreaks
  • Property of: Audioguiasonline
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  • Language:en
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    Audioguía de Santa Pola

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Audioguide Santa Pola

Audioguide of Santa Pola in Alicante, Spain.

Audioguía de Santa Pola

“El Palmeral” Roman house
1) “El Palmeral” Roman house

GPS of “El Palmeral” Roman house: 38.195, -0.559321

The Roman house “El Palmeral” was built in the Fourth Century by Portus Illicitanus’ governor. The villa has a central patio or peristile surrounded by a corridor that gives access to seven rooms. Let’s try to picture this grand house,... read more

Portus Illicitanus Ruins
2) Portus Illicitanus Ruins

GPS of Portus Illicitanus Ruins: 38.1951, -0.560866

Portus Illicitanus was the port of the of Lulia Illice Augusta settlement, todays Elx. From Portus Illicitanus, Roman merchant ships would set sail loaded with salt meat or fish, as well as amphoras or bottles of oil, wine and ‘Garum’, an... read more

The Port
3) The Port

GPS of The Port: 38.1895, -0.557025

The old port was close to the castle, but when the tide went out and the coastal line moved further towards land, the construction of the new pier was authorised in 1844 in its present location. Santa Pola has the first fishing port of the... read more

4) Aquarium

GPS of Aquarium: 38.1904, -0.555614

The aquarium was inaugurated in 1983 and is the oldest salt-water aquarium of the Valencia Community. It was originally located inside the castle, but the humidity was damaging the structure. So, in 1998 it was moved to its present location. The... read more

The Way of the Cross (“El Calvario”)
5) The Way of the Cross (“El Calvario”)

GPS of The Way of the Cross (“El Calvario”): 38.1947, -0.552792

Back in 1967, the bad condition of the castle made it necessary to move the families that lived there to Santa Pola’s upper area. This is how the neighbourhood of El Calvario was born. A beautiful view of the town can be seen from the Arabic... read more

Massapà’s Cisternes
6) Massapà’s Cisternes

GPS of Massapà’s Cisternes: 38.1905, -0.537444

It has always been the priority for the people of Santa Pola to get and store drinkable water for consumption and farming. Santa Pola’s inhabitants gathered the knowledge from Romans, who were the most skilled in the construction of hydraulic... read more

Beach of Levant
7) Beach of Levant

GPS of Beach of Levant: 38.1895, -0.554063

The European scientific community awaited a full Solar eclipse with great anticipation. It was to take place on 28th May 1900 and would be fully visible from Santa Pola. A group of 40 English, Spanish, French and Scottish scientists, along with... read more

Varadero Beach
8) Varadero Beach

GPS of Varadero Beach: 38.1888, -0.53694

This beach was formerly called ‘Beach of the Engineers’ due to the large population of shipyard engineers living in the area. It was also the meeting point for the traditional celebration “Mona de Pascua”. This was the day when the... read more

Beaches La Gola and El Pinet
9) Beaches La Gola and El Pinet

GPS of Beaches La Gola and El Pinet: 38.1734, -0.615046

These two natural beaches are located next to Santa Pol’ Salinas Natural Park, a wetland of great beauty with huge landscape and a plethora of wildlife. If we were at La Gola beach, we would have our backs to the salt mountains. The mineral,... read more

10) Castle-Fortress

GPS of Castle-Fortress: 38.1921, -0.554664

Although it is commonly referred to as a castle, it is in fact a fortress, built in 1557 by Bernardino de Cárdenas, Valencia’s Viceroy. The engineer Juan Bautista Antonelli was responsible for the Italian Renaissance style of the construction.... read more

The Chain
11) The Chain

GPS of The Chain: 38.1959, -0.515885

The place where we are now is referred to as “The Chain” by locals. This is the spot of the peninsula closest to the Isle of Tabarca, the only inhabited island of the Valencia Community, located only 3 miles away. The chain was very small at... read more

Market Square
12) Market Square

GPS of Market Square: 38.1923, -0.557081

The bustling market square is the heart of Santa Pola. You can find there a variety of fresh, great quality products such as vegetables, fruits, meats and Santa Pola’s fish (peix). Not to mention the salt meat, fish and pickles. It is normally... read more

Escaletes Watch Tower
13) Escaletes Watch Tower

GPS of Escaletes Watch Tower: 38.1977, -0.52556

The Watch Towers were built in 1552 under the reign of Felipe II. They are strategically situated to look out for the enemy before they would reach the coast. They communicated among themselves using smoke signs during the day and luminaries at... read more

Grant Alacant
14) Grant Alacant

GPS of Grant Alacant: 38.233, -0.548219

Gran Alacant has become a residential area where many European residents, who have chosen Santa Pola because of its mild climate and its beaches, now coexist. The development of this area started in the 1980s, with the first urbanisations: Gran... read more

Paseo marítimo – la Milla
15) Paseo marítimo – la Milla

GPS of Paseo marítimo – la Milla: 38.1896, -0.532255

Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente square is the starting point of the hiking trails and also the start of La Milla (the mile). The people of Santa Pola love sports and healthy living, so it is normal to see people walking from this place up to the... read more

Caleta dels Gossets on Cape’s road
16) Caleta dels Gossets on Cape’s road

GPS of Caleta dels Gossets on Cape’s road: 38.2096, -0.508051

This cove, as its name indicates, allows pets to enjoy a good bath in its crystal-clear waters. The cove dels Gossets is one of Spain’s first beaches adapted for dogs. Behind us, there is the coral reef of the Messinian Era, one of the most... read more

West Beaches (Poniente)
17) West Beaches (Poniente)

GPS of West Beaches (Poniente): 38.1918, -0.570364

The first swimming regulation issued at Santa Pola set forth the limits of what parts of the body women could and couldn’t show. In those times, the beachgoers, mostly from Elx, would holiday in huts made of palm leaves held up by sticks or... read more

Las Salinas Natural Park
18) Las Salinas Natural Park

GPS of Las Salinas Natural Park: 38.1894, -0.607615

We are now at a wetland of international importance, declared a natural park in 1986 for its beautiful landscape and wildlife, where you can appreciate the connection between the salt industry, and the park’s fauna and flora. The salicornia is... read more

Santa Pola Lighthouse (El Faro)
19) Santa Pola Lighthouse (El Faro)

GPS of Santa Pola Lighthouse (El Faro): 38.2243, -0.518071

Santa Pola’s Sierra is located on a coral reef of the Messinien Era. In this area there is an abundance of white pines, eucalyptus and cypress trees. These trees were repopulated because the original trees were cut down and used for... read more

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