Torrevieja Town Hall is starting a new service of free guided tours around the town centre, for everyone who wants to find out about its history and customs, announced Councillor Fanny Serrano on Tuesday.
She explained they will show the tradition and origin of Torrevieja through its principal achievements and with a constant nautical theme based around salt extraction and fishing.
The tour will visit the museums and most emblematic monuments that define its cultural heritage, like the Museo del Mar y de la Sal (sea and salt), the Eras de la Sal, the Cultural Casino, the Dique de Levante sea wall, and optionally for €2 in advance, the floating museums of the S-61 Delfín submarine and the Albatros coastguard patrol boat.
Serrano said the tours are possible thanks to new tourist information personnel who have been taken on in employment training courses.
To start off, there will be three tours a week: on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-12pm, and Saturdays from 10:30am-12:30pm. The first will take place on Friday March 16th.
Although the distances are not long it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing as the route is all on foot.
All the tours will be in both Spanish and English, with up to 15 people on each one. If there is enough demand they might offer tours in German or French as well.
To register for a tour complete the online form at www.turismodetorrevieja.com (which is operational from Thursday), or in person at the Tourism Office on the Paseo de Vista Alegre, Monday-Friday from 9am-7pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
To promote the tours 10,000 flyers have been published and distributed to shops and Tourist Offices around the province.