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Historical artistic monuments, sixteen kilometres of coastline, six museums, more than ten thousand palm trees, thirty pasos procesionales (processional sculptures) and a poet. These figures give a notion of attractive nature of Orihuela. Besides which, this information is accompanied by quality, and is brought together in a term of long beaches and hidden coves steeped in history. A municipality, su pueblo y el mío, that gave form to the first poems of Miguel Hernández, who shaped his memories of the surrounding fertile land.

In Orihuela, the sport on offer is dominated by golf. Three excellent courses of varying designs allow a choice, which adapts to players of all levels. As for marine sports, a small sports port and a nautical club allow visitors to learn to sail. The offer is completed with a good sports centre, with facilities for, football, basketball and handball, an athletics track and a swimming pool.

At a little more than 20 Km from the City, direction Bigastro, via San Miguel de Salinas, Orihuela has 16 Km of coast which alternates between cliffs with transparent waters and prestigious beaches of fine sand: Punta Prima, la Zenia, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, Playa Flamenca, Mil Palmeras… Coastal Orihuela occupies a large extension of land with housing developments, a predominance on family homes creates a calm and humanised environment perfectly balanced with green spaces, including the beautiful area of pine trees of "La Dehesa de Campoamor". Orihuela's beaches, year after year, obtain "Bandera Azul" status (Blue Flag), according to the environmental regulation of the European Community, and have all the services necessary to receive tourists and visitors. At its beaches, coves and sports ports (Cavo Roig and Campoamor), nautical sports can be practised all year round, thanks to the privileged climate of the area, which assures an average temperature of around 20 º C and more than 300 days of the Sunshine a year. The nautical facilities are complemented with three excellent golf courses just metres from the sea.

0843 207 4195 benidorm@hotels.tvHistorical artistic monuments, sixteen kilometres of coastline, six museums, more than ten thousand palm trees, thirty pasos procesionales (processional sculptures) and a poet. These figures give a notion of attractive nature of Orihuela

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  • The Fair of the Cattle The Fair of the Cattle

    Its origins go back to a Royal Decree of D. Alfonso X el Sabio, which was granted to the town of Orihuela to hold a fair of the cattle. It is held every year in the summer for four days. The fair has been assigned to the Spanish Association of "Criadores de Caballos Pura Raza" (ANCCE), in order to celebrate a national competition of pure race in Orihuela. And the winner of the competition will have the possibility to participate in other national competitions.

    Its origins go back to a Royal Decree of D. Alfonso X el Sabio, which was granted to the town of Orihuela to hold a fair of the cattle. It is held every year in the summer for four days. The fair has been assigned to the Spanish Association of "Criadores de Caballos Pura Raza" (ANCCE), in order to celebrate a national competition of pure race in Orihuela. And the winner of the competition will have the possibility to participate in other national competitions.

    The fair offers several areas, for example one of them is dedicated to the pure race and in another one you will find between 80 and 100 corrals for the sale of horses. There will be one area providing space for stalls, stables and booths, in which associations, the Council Departments of Tourism, Agriculture and Celebrations will settle. Also bars and stands that will sell typical articles related to the horse. In addition, there will be zones for exhibitions, shows and competitions.

    Do not miss out on what is a authentic traditional  fair of Orihuela!

  • The Battle of Moors and Christians The Battle of Moors and Christians

    The Moors and Christians festival is one of the most traditional festivals in the Southern and Eastern part of Spain. It celebrates the re-capture of Spain from the Arabs in the 12th and 13th Century. The locals dress-up in magnificent colourful costumes, generally handmade by themselves, and re-enact the battle between the Moors and Christians to capture the castle.

    It is always a wonderful spectacle with much eating, drinking and a celebration for all the family.


    The Moors and Christians festival is one of the most traditional festivals in the Southern and Eastern part of Spain. It celebrates the re-capture of Spain from the Arabs in the 12th and 13th Century. The locals dress-up in magnificent colourful costumes, generally handmade by themselves, and re-enact the battle between the Moors and Christians to capture the castle.

    It is always a wonderful spectacle with much eating, drinking and a celebration for all the family.


  • Easter Week. Declared National Tourist Interest Easter Week. Declared National Tourist Interest

    Easter week is one of the most heartfelt and deep-rooted fiestas celebrated in Spain. This commemoration has centuries of history and tradition, remembering the passion and death of Jesus Christ. The streets of the majority of Spain's cities, towns and villages become the stage for religious fervour and devotion, combining grief and meditation in memory of Christ's death. Music, art and colour come together in magical processions - solemn parades in which crowds of people accompany religious images on their route through the streets.

    Easter week is one of the most heartfelt and deep-rooted fiestas celebrated in Spain. This commemoration has centuries of history and tradition, remembering the passion and death of Jesus Christ. The streets of the majority of Spain's cities, towns and villages become the stage for religious fervour and devotion, combining grief and meditation in memory of Christ's death. Music, art and colour come together in magical processions - solemn parades in which crowds of people accompany religious images on their route through the streets.

    Perhaps the most important local festivities in Orihuela are the Holy Week celebrations, listed as being of Touristic Interest (dates vary from March to April). As of Palm Sunday, processions are held every day, and the locals carry the sculpted 18th century effigy (paso) of Christ by Salzillo, silver thrones, banners and flowers, accompanied by music and the march of the Nazarenes.

    The most spectacular procession is the Holy Burial held on Easter Sunday, in which the unique 17th century paso by Nicolás de Bussi called La Diablesa is brought out. This "she-devil" is so called because the devil is shown surrounded by nude female forms. This curious paso is not allowed to enter local churches. The procession is led by the Caballero Cubierto, the hooded rider, who enjoys an ancient privilege or tradition of being allowed to enter the cathedral with covered head.

  • Mercado Medieval de Orihuela Mercado Medieval de Orihuela

    A spectacular medieval market, which featured actors dressed up and behaving according to the era, was hold in the town of Orihuela from 1st to 3rd of February. This Medieval Market is known like one "of the biggest of Spain" and with 200 stands was attracting thousands of visitors. In addition to being able to get to know all the different activities that were done in the medieval age, visitors could enjoy the wonderful cultural heritage of Orihuela. 

    Street bands, storytellers, musical magic and various other acts was liven up the medieval themed centre of Orihuela where visitors also were able to view falconry, snake charmers, knights, acrobats and amusing games.

    A spectacular medieval market, which featured actors dressed up and behaving according to the era, was hold in the town of Orihuela from 1st to 3rd of February. This Medieval Market is known like one "of the biggest of Spain" and with 200 stands was attracting thousands of visitors. In addition to being able to get to know all the different activities that were done in the medieval age, visitors could enjoy the wonderful cultural heritage of Orihuela.

    Street bands, storytellers, musical magic and various other acts was liven up the medieval themed centre of Orihuela where visitors also were able to view falconry, snake charmers, knights, acrobats and amusing games.