Take a walk back to the past in Albir, Costa Blanca

CONDUCTED TOURS: Visit the Albir lighthouse next Sunday. Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

THE town halls of Alfaz, Altea and Polop have created a programme of cultural-environmental routes suitable for all ages.
It begins with a conducted tour scheduled for this Sunday, January 26th up to the Faro de l’Albir. This fully-automated lighthouse still guides shipping but is also one of the most visited places in the regional government’s Network of Natural Areas. It opened to the public in 2011 and is now an informal museum, recreating the lives and work of former lighthouse keepers.
Next Sunday’s itinerary is a perfect combination of nature and history, visiting the Phoenician ochre mines that were later worked by the Romans who settled in Albir. The route also skirts the old water deposit and the Torre Bombarda, one of the networks of watchtowers built in the 16th century to protect the coast from Barbary pirates.
The conducted tour is free, but places are limited and it is necessary to register beforehand.
For more information, email [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] or ring 610 205 329 – 965 887 435 (Alfaz), 965 841334 (Altea) or 965 870 150 (Polop).
 

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