Orihuela is an ancient city and district in Alicante Province. Nestled at the foot of the Sierra de Orihuela mountains, this region of the Costa Blanca is divided into three parts; the historic centre, La Pedrera Reservoir countryside area and the coast, while the glorious beaches of neighbouring resort Punta Prima are just a 40 minute car journey away. With the Segura River running through the middle, the streets of Orihuela have an authentically Spanish flair, with traditional markets and tapas bars, yet you will also find shopping malls and boutiques in-between the many museums and religious structures. The city is brought to life with a blend of architectural styles, from Baroque chapels to Roman Catholic cathedrals providing the perfect backdrop to an alfresco meal. Once you've had your fill of sightseeing, unwind on beaches like award-winning Playa Flamenca and family-friendly Playa de la Glea. For a change of scenery, take a day trip to Alicante, less than an hour's drive, train, or bus journey away.
Nestled between Alicante and Cartagena, Orihuela is one of the oldest regions in the Costa Blanca, known for its culture, postcard countryside and excellent quality beaches that make it a perfect location for a family-friendly holiday.
Orihuela is divided into three parts:
Orihuela Costa The 16km stretch of coast is home to some beautiful beaches, known for their family-friendly status and cleanliness, ranging from rocky shelters to wide stretches of white sand. Bordered in the north by the beach at Punta Prima, it is divided into four areas; Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Dehese de Camoamor and Playa Flamenca. La Zenia beach is one of the most popular beaches in the resort, located within walking distance from the shopping centre.
Orihuela city is steeped in history, dating back to medieval times when Orihuela was once a Moorish kingdom. A visit to the old quarter can't be complete without a trip to Orihuela Cathedral of Salvador and Santa Maria - a World Heritage Site dating back to the 13th century. Discover beautiful displays of Renaissance and Valencian art inside, as well as a beautiful 18th century organ.
The Orihuela countryside provides the perfect base for a relaxing or active holiday, however you choose to spend your time. Surrounded by the Sierra de Orihuela mountain range, there are many opportunities for cyclists and hikers to explore the region, with plenty of scenic routes to choose from. San Antón Palm Grove between Mount Saint Michael and the Sierra de Orihuela is a must for nature lovers, and is the second largest palm forest in Europe!
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