Orihuela is one of the most transcendent towns in Alicante and, for its importance, very little known. It is a city with an impressive historical heritage, so you have to understand the history of the town.
After the reconquest, the place was gaining reputation, becoming one of the most important cities in the kingdom of Valencia. From there and from subsequent periods is the heritage that today we can admire:
Knocking on the Puerta de Crevillente, we came across the Diocesan College of Santo Domingo. It is a building of a great size and majesty, which makes it nicknamed El Escorial de Levante. It went from being a convent to a university. It was also the first National Library of Spain. Inside you will find an incredible interior cloister, in the Renaissance and Baroque style. The price of the visit is € 2.
Another must-see monument is the Cathedral of El Salvador and Santa María. It is built on an old mosque and dates from the 13th century. The cloister is in the Renaissance style. The ticket is priced at € 2.
Nearby is the Sanctuary of Monserrate, a neoclassical building with a baroque interior. Nearby is the Rubalcava Palace, home of the current Reconquest Museum, where weapons and clothing from the Moors and Christians festivities are also kept. On the outskirts of Orihuela, more specifically in the San Isidro district, there are a series of murals scattered throughout the neighborhood. You will currently find more than 200 murals, most of them dedicated to the work of Miguel Hernández.
To finish, we recommend that you visit the Palmeral de Orihuela, a natural space considered the second largest in Europe, behind the Palmeral de Elche. It is of Arab origin and has more than 66,000 square meters. It is ideal for long walks in company.
So, look for one of our hotels in Orihuela and make your reservation with Sercotel Hotels .