Locality: EL CAMPELLO
C/ Alcalde Oncina Giner, 7
The sea and El Campello have always been associated. Iberian and Greek remains, such as temples dedicated to the Gods of the Sea and the Goddess of Fecundity, have been discovered in the area known as Illeta. In the same area a watchtower was erected in 1554 to protect the coast from Arab attacks, and it has since become the symbol of the town. In the 18th century Prince Pío de Saboya constructed the dockyards that provided the final impetus for the town to gain independence from Alicante at the beginning of the twentieth century. The village is located 2 km from the coast on a small hill. On the coast, around the Carrer del Mar, is located the former fisherman´s district which is now the main tourist area. Traditionally, the economy of El Campello was centred on fishing and dry crops. Today the town´s main source of income is derived from tourism. The town also has a Casa de Cultura (Municipal Arts Centre) and a multi-sports Centre with a covered hall. The Casa de Cultura has an auditorium and an open-air amphitheatre. El Campello has a 23 kilometre coastline with beaches ranging from the Muchavista Playa which borders on the much visited San Juan Playa to rocky coves such as the Cova del Llop Marí and the cove of Morro Blanc. There is a nudist beach in the rocky Lloma de Reixes cove. A two-piece sculpture by the Alicante artist Arcadio Blasco symbolizes fishermen. One part of the sculpture is located on the road to Alicante whilst the other piece symbolizes a lighthouse. A laser links the two parts of the sculpture, producing a beautiful night time sight.
Stew, rice dishes, fish and seafood.
Sixteenth-century watchtower, archaeological sites, Villa Marco, sculpture by Arcadio Blasco.
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Festivals and Events:
Moors and Christians pageants are held in honour of St Teresa from the 9-15 of October. On the 16th of July, the entire fishing fleet participates in a sea procession dedicated to the Virgin del Carmen.
Easily accessible via the n-332 and the A-7. A narrow-gauge train connects it with the northern half of the Alicante coast. Located 7 km from Alicante and 30 km from Benidorm.
Tour of the town:
The Illeta, the Coveta Fumá, the Coveta del Llop Marí.
The Campello yacht club.
Number inhabitants 2006
Km from the capital