Activities include a pirate themed adventure in the Cabo Roig watchtower

Councillor Sofía Álvarez has presented the five Summer Tourist tours designed to “keep promoting all the riches and tourism potential that Orihuela has”.

They will start this Saturday, July 7th with the Cultural Tour by night at 10pm from the Tourism Office in Orihuela city, which will explain the rich history and monuments. “Normally it is held in the mornings but taking into account the high temperatures now it is more pleasant to find out about our history and art by night,” said the councillor. This tour will be held again on August 18th.

This year for the first time there will be a Pirate Tour, on Friday July 15th and August 10th at 8pm from the Watchtower in Cabo Roig, which was declared a Building of Cultural Interest. “It is a family tour which will tell the history of the tower in a pleasant and fun way, using various actors to show the fights of the pirates when they reached the coast of Orihuela”.

Lastly, a visit to the inland village of Barbarroja is planned in September to find out about one of the most unique natural corners of the municipality and its rich cuisine.

The tours are free and will be given in Spanish. Places are limited so must be reserved in advance at the Tourist Info in Orihuela city or by calling 96 530 46 45. For more information see www.orihuelaturistica.es