Discover the secrets of Guardamar del Segura

The remnants of Muslim rule, the natural attractions and the fresh sea breeze make a holiday in Guardamar del Segura the perfect plan.

Guardamar del Segura is a coastal town in the province of Alicante, in Valencia. Many choose our cheap trips to Guardamar del Segura for its idyllic beaches, but the town has much more to offer.

There are plenty of monuments, for instance, so you definitely won’t be bored in Guardamar del Segura. You can start your tour at the Guardamar Castle, a fortress of Arab origin. Dating from the first half of the 12th century, it suffered serious damage during a particularly strong earthquake in March 1829, but even today you can admire its ramparts and polygonal floor plan.

The next stop is the Church of San Jaime, an imposing neoclassical building with three naves. It’s strategically located in the heart of the old town, just across from the town hall.

The rábida califal, or caliphate ribat, is perhaps the most curious tourist attraction you can discover thanks to our vacation packages in Guardamar del Segura. An architectural site declared of Cultural Interest, it dates back to the year 944 and comprises an Islamic monastery and some residences, which housed a community of Muslims who dedicated their lives to this spiritual retreat. The area was inhabited until the 11th century.

In fact, the ribat is located on the Dunes of Guardamar, a natural attraction that you don’t want to miss. They are formed with virgin sand brought in by the sea, and run along the coastline of the town from north to south. A stroll around the area barefoot will leave you feeling like a new person as you breathe in the peaceful tranquillity and sea breeze.

When you manage to drag yourself away from the breathtaking landscapes Guardamar has to offer, you can head to the Municipal Archaeological Museum, which is most interesting. There you’ll find the history of the city documented, from Phoenician colonisation, passing through the Iberian, Roman and Islamic periods.

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