Orihuela is a city and municipality of the province of Alicante, in the Valencian Community, Spain. Located in the extreme southwest of the province and adjacent to the Region of Murcia, is the capital of the region of Vega Baja del Segura.
After Torrevieja, towards the south, the coastline belonging to the interior municipality of Orihuela is reached. The sandy areas are interspersed with small cliffs suitable for fishing and diving. In addition, the municipality has two marinas located in attractive landscapes.
Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Cabo Roig and Dehesa de Campoamor are some of the tourist destinations that mark this southern route. In several of them the offer has specialized in the practice of golf in three excellent courses. Small dehesas of the land covered by trees allow to have good facilities to practice this sport.
The stay in the municipality has its ideal complement with the visit to the monumental city. Its historical artistic complex has five national monuments and an urban plot in keeping with its former rank of university center and episcopal headquarters. The celebration of two festivals stands out: the processions of Holy Week and the parades of Moors and Christians, in July.
Orihuela presents a contrasted landscape, determined in a great way by the Segura River. On its banks, intense cultivations of citrus, vegetables and cotton are developed.
In contrast to the orchard, there are extensive areas of dry land where the exploitation of olive and almond trees predominates. The population of Orihuela fits into these differentiated physical spaces: its inhabitants are distributed on a par with the city and a score of districts that dot the territory.
Surrounding the city, the hills of Orihuela and Hurchillo rise from whose summits you will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the region.
Orihuela leads with 8 beaches with blue flags in the Valencian Community. Best Beaches Orihuela Orihuela Costa Maritime Walk Beach of the Cove (Cabo Roig) Puerto Deportivo de Cabo Roig. Cala Capitán Beach (Cabo Roig) Beach of La Zenia. Cala Cerrada Beach (La Zenia) Playa Flamenca (Cala Estaca) Flamenco Beach (Cala Mosca)
What to see in Orihuela
– Miguel Hernandez House Museum
– Orihuela Cathedral – Castle
– Ruvalcalba Palace
– Palm Grove of San Antón
– Regional Archaeological Museum
– Epicospal Palace
– Sanctuary of Our Lady of Monserrate
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The particular weather conditions of the Mar Menor, with a high percentage of hours of sunshine per year and high salinity, have led to the deposit of sludge for centuries in the extreme north of the lagoon for therapeutic treatments.
The latest analyzes carried out by the University of Murcia in 1995 reveal that these sediments contain a high percentage of cations, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fluorine, as well as anions, chloride and sulfate at levels much higher than expected, even in waters of this region. salinity.
The climate is dry Mediterranean-subtropical, with several arid zones. The average annual temperatures are 18.5º; the temperatures are benign, with about 14-17º in winter of maximum and 3-8º of minimum, being able to produce frosts although normally they are very weak, generally, there is not any month of the year in the city in which they do not reach or surpass the 20º on at least one day of the month even if it is winter.On the coast, the winter lasts between 14-17º, frosts are nonexistent and in summer they are softer due to the effect of sea breezes and do not exceed 35º, while in the city, 40 ° C can be exceeded in the most extreme cases. In the transition stations usually in the fall there are summer days (with more than 30º) or cooler days (around 20-25º) but in spring there are hardly any days when they do not exceed 20º this makes them days nice
Hospital Vega Baja, district hospital located in the district of San Bartolomé.
Ambulance of the Red Cross.
In Orihuela, specifically in the hamlet of San Bartolomé, there is the Regional Hospital of Vega Baja del Segura (Hospital Vega Baja de Orihuela) of reference of the Department of Health 21 of the Valencian Health Agency. The health centers at the head of the Department are located, in addition to Orihuela, in Albatera, Almoradí, Bigastro, Callosa de Segura and Dolores.
The health centers that are located in Orihuela are these:
Health center 1 «Rabaloche».
Health Center 2 «Doctor Álvarez de la Riva».
Health Center 3 «Orihuela Costa».
It also has the only Center of Specialties of the Department, located on Avenida Teodomiro, nominated, Orihuela Specialty Center, Ntro. Father Jesus
Also in each district of Orihuela there is a medical office for basic care such as pediatrics, ATS, vaccinations, etc.
It has several urban bus lines both in the city and on the coast.
Orihuela City: It has 5 bus lines that run through Orihuela city and join it with some very nearby districts such as Hurchillo and Arneva, Raiguero de Bonanza, La Aparecida, Molíns and Tres Puentes.131 At the same time it has lines that connect Orihuela with the Palmeral or the area of the Espeñetas. All this is served by the company Sigüenza.132
There are also services that link La Matanza, Los Desamparados and La Murada with Orihuela, which are designated as urban transport by the City Council. The coast joins with Orihuela city through two lines that end one in Torrevieja and another in Pilar de la Horadada133
Orihuela Costa: It has two bus lines that run throughout the territory of the Orihuela coast, with multiple stops.134 It also has a unique line with the No. 1 that joins Orihuela Costa with the Hospital de Torrevieja (of which Sanitary department depends on this area) .135 136
Torremendo: It has a unique line that links this district with the Hospital of Torrevieja and the beaches of Orihuela.
Commuter train as it passes through the oriolana orchard.
Renfe-Bus interchange in Orihuela.
It has a train station, building with modern lines following the architecture of glass. Inside are the offices of both Renfe-Adif and several bus companies. It was inaugurated in the year 1998. Its denomination is Orihuela Miguel Hernández
The city has been connected by rail since the 19th century, since the opening of its station by the Prime Minister of the Crown, Cánovas del Castillo and former Trinitarian Minister Ruiz Capdepón.
By train, it has commuter lines137 linking Murcia to Alicante, 138 with the CIVIS service, whose trains only stop in the big cities (Alicante, Elche, Orihuela and Murcia). It also has a Regional Train service to Valencia.139
Renfe-ADIF offers transport services for travelers to cities such as Elche, Alicante, Alcira, Sax, Elda, Játiva, Valencia in Estació del Nord, Barcelona both to Estació Franca and Estació de Sants, Tarragona, Gerona, Castellón de la Plana, Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca, San Vicente del Raspeig, and the French city of Montpellier daily and with several schedules. The service offers large lines through two means: Talgo Mare Nostrum and ARCO train. [update]
It also has a stop for freight trains.140
Currently the road reform is being undertaken to adapt it to the high speed. With this, the Euromed train of medium-high speed and AVE will stop in the city.
The Orihuela interchange has its own taxi stand, as well as for the urban bus on its outside and in its interior with 15 docks for bus lines.
After the unification of the train and bus stations, both are in the same building. Various companies provide bus service that connects the city with any point the Community of Valencia, with the nearest towns and villages in the Region of Murcia.131
It has 15 docks for buses that also connect the city with all the towns and cities of the District of which it is Capital, as well as with the districts of the city.131
The city has two taxi stops:
Train station / Exchanger of Orihuela.
In addition in the Coast it has several stops in:
Both fleets provide urban and interurban services.
The city is equipped with a bike lane network that has a dimension of 14 kilometers that links the same with different districts such as Desamparados, the Covered Cross, the Escorratel, as well as other areas such as the Palmeral and the city on the Murcia-Alicante Road or the city with the Region of Murcia to the municipality of Beniel. It is planned to expand the number of bike lanes to other districts such as Hurchillo or Arneva. In addition, a stretch of bike lane has been made, joining the Beniel road and the Murcia-Alicante national road through the bridge of the Saltas and Obispo Victorio Oliver avenue. On the Orihuela coast, after the duplication of the N-332 between the Pilar de la Horadada and Torrevieja, a bike lane of more than 13 km has been built (new configuration of the park’s roadway). In addition in all the beaches have been installed aparcabicis, and have created several paths for walk on foot and by bike along some channels such as the Nacimiento River (dehesa de Campoamor).
A-7 motorway, on its way through Orihuela on the Alicante-Murcia section.
Orihuela is located in the southeast of Spain, in the region of Vega Baja del Segura 22 kilometers from Murcia and 59 from Alicante. The city is 51 kilometers from Alicante-Elche Airport and 48 kilometers from Murcia-San Javier Airport.
Orihuela is connected to the European road network through several motorways and dual carriageways:
Mediterranean motorway A-7 (departures 737 and 741)
Autopista del Mediterráneo AP-7 that runs along the Costa del Municipio and joins Orihuela with Alicante and Cartagena.
Due to the size of its municipality there are numerous first and second order roads that pass through the interior of the municipality.
Some of these roads are: