Discover and enjoy by our land
A hospitable and restful land, the current municipality of Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante – Spain), was in Roman times a well-known route for travelers who traveled from the Mediterranean coast to Rome. Thiar, as the Romans called this town between Ilici (Elche) and Cartago Nova (Cartagena), also had a rich coastline where ships fished; as a strategic coastal enclave, it attracted the interest of pirates. Hence, the municipality will have several watchtowers that are still preserved. One of them: ‘Torre Horadada’; Named for the holes that connected the different levels of its construction and that allowed better communication between the different lookouts deployed in them.
Today, Pilar de la Horadada maintains part of its history within the walls of its Gratiniano Baches Municipal Archaeological-Ethnological Museum. Visit it or wander around looking for the church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar and the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción or take a pleasant coastal walk until you reach the Torre Vigía, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC).
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Location and access: www.visitpilardelahoradada.com/es/como_llegar
Pilar de la Horadada is a municipality in the province of Alicante, in the Valencian Community, Spain.
Area: 78,1 Km2
Altitude: 35 m
Weather: 18º average
Population: 21.629 (2015)