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Rojales is located in the province of Alicante. It can be found on the southern Costa Blanca and belongs to the district Vega Baja. The wheel, the dam, the bridge that crosses the Segura, and the Church are the most important monuments of Rojales. The caves, which are located on the right side of the river, are also for many tourists of great interest. Today they are inhabited by painters and artists.

It is not without reason that the tourist city is so popular. From the city, they need only 10 minutes to the sea or to Torrevieja. You only need half an hour to the airport in Alicante or Murcia.

Formerly the site was marked as agricultural, but it began in the seventies with the transition to services and construction. In the organization we find very little authentic Spain. In old Rojales still Spanish or Valencian is spoken. The restaurants and tapas bars still weigh on traditional local cuisine. In the new settlements, however, one finds a different culinary diversity that extends from French, to Italian, to Thai and Indian.

One of the big attractions is the water wheel “La Noria”. This, several meters high water wheel was built in the 16th century and was used as a watering system. There it served the leveling between the river and the higher fields in order to be able to irrigate. Even today, this big wheel can surprise its visitors.

Another great attraction is the bridge, which was buildt by Carlos the third in the 18th century. At that time, it was introduced this bridge as an architectural masterpiece. It is very well preserved and has three arches.

Of course, the well-known destinations such as the salt lagoons of Torrevieja and La Mata and the mountains of Crevillente are worth a visit, for which you should definitely plan a few hours of the vacation period.

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