Tourists will visit important points in the history of the city such as the Eras de la Sal, the Sea and Salt Museum or the Casino.
Torrevieja has launched a new service providing free guided tours of the city centre for anyone wishing to know more about the history and the customs of the municipality. Tourism councillor, Fanny Serrano (PSOE), explained that the routes will show tourists the tradition and origin of Torrevieja through it’s main landmarks, many of which will focus on the city’s connection with the sea and salt.
The route will take visitors to some of the most emblematic museums and monuments that express the local cultural heritage, such as the Sea and Salt Museum, the Monumental Historic Site of the Eras de la Sal, the Casino, the Dike of Levante and, optionally, at a cost of 2 euros, the Floating Museums: Submarine S-61 Dolphin and the Albatross patrol boat.
These guided routes are only available because of the T’Avalem Jove Plus Employment Workshops, provided by councillor Víctor Ferrández (IU), and the Tourist Seasonalisation program, and aim to raise awareness about the heritage of Torrevieja to both residents and tourists.
“Thanks to the employment programs, we now have more tourist guides, which has allowed us to introduce this initiative,” explained Serrano. Initially, three routes per week have been scheduled as follows: Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 12 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The first experience of this kind is scheduled for next Friday, March 16.
Each one of the guided tours will be conducted in Spanish and English, with a maximum of 15 participants each day. The councillor also stated that if there is a demand, the tours can also be be offered in German or French as guides are available who speak these languages.
Registration can be done by completing an online form on the website at www.turismodetorrevieja.com. Alternatively those wishing to take part can visit the tourist office of Paseo de Vista Alegre, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Over 10,000 information brochures have been published and distributed to tourist establishments and tourist information offices in the province. These guided routes are added to those that have already been available for more than a year and a half around the natural park of the lagoons.