History in Moraira is worth seeing.
The most tourist attractions are spread across the Costa Blanca. Moraira is a good ground base to visit the many hotspots in the area. It would be advisable to rent a car while staying in Moraira. But don’t leave Moraira just yet. It is worthwhile to see the history in Moraira.
Even though Moraira doesn’t have amusement parks, shows, water parks or mega discotheques, it does have some lovely views and history.
You can spend your day in Moraira fishing, playing golf, swimming or you can go shopping in the little boutiques and markets nearby. But if you’re looking for a bit of culture and interesting information, then Moraira is also the right place to be going to.
If you look closely, you can discover the beauty of the little village´s history in Moraira.
The famous landmark of Moraira is its beautiful Castle, Castillo de Moraira. This small fort is a defining building on the coast with a view of the beach l’Ampolla. You can’t miss it while driving up to the village. A visit to the castle is a must. You will be amazed by the amount of history it has.
There is a coat of arms hanging above the entrance door indicating the House of Bourbon with the year 1742 engraved on it. Supposedly the year in which the castle was finished being build.
At that time the coast was being ravaged by enemies who managed to get into and plunder the village of Teulada. The castle was built as a defence against the Berber enemies from getting in again. Today the castle is consumed by tourists and now and then it is used as a beautiful setting for parties and events.
If you’re up for a nice hike you can go visit another highlight of history in Moraira, the Torre de Vigia.
The Torre de Vigia is a defensive watch tower built in the 16th century in the Renaissance style.
Built on the highest point of the Cap d’Or, Cape of Gold, it is of circular plan, with a perimeter of 26 meters. The tower is 11 meters high. The tower communicated by making smoke signals when the enemies were near.
The tower, without entrance, can be reached by a marked trail, 1600 meters. It is approximately a 60 minute walk which starts in El Portet in Moraira. It is advised to bring good sturdy shoes for the hike.
While walking on the fairly steep path towards the tower, you can stop to visit the Cova de la Cendra. It is an impressively large cave, where some of the locals have discovered finds from 20,000 years ago. Once you arrive at the top, you will be rewarded with a truly breathtaking view. If you look south you will see the coastline from Moraira up to Benidorm. In the opposite direction you will see the coastline up to Javea and Denia.