Passion for Calpe’s past in Baños de la Reina

Looking after Spring Garlic

CALPE REMAINS: Wildflower reserve as well as an archaeological site Photo credit: Calpe town hall

CALPE’S Baños de la Reina is a wildflower reserve as well as an archaeological site.
It is the habitat of Spring Garlic and periodically throughout the year a brigade of operatives from the Generalitat’s Environment department inspect the site and monitor the progress of the plant.

This also involves removing the weeds and other vegetation that invade the site and affect the Roman remains, which are officially protected as an Asset of Cultural Importance (BIC).
“We hope to be able to create a heritage site where natural and archaeological resources combine to offer visitors a global vision of the past and present,” said the Baños de la Reina’s archaeological director Alicia Lujan.
“Professionals from both fields are working together, driven by this passion that ties us to this land and its history,” she added.

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Linda Hall

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