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First settlers of Santa Pola - Free walking tour
Hello, my name is Juan, I am from La Coruña, Galicia. I moved to London in the 90s and remained there for 20 years. I enjoyed a variety of job roles during my time there such as working in a theatre, travelling extensively working with a catering company (a subsidiary of formula 1) and manager of a department in a renowned British auction house. A few years ago I decided to return to Spain with my family and move to the beautiful town of Santa Pola. I held a position in the tourist Information office at the Santa Pola town hall. Over the last year I have helped tourists from all over the world. I really enjoy this role and was encouraged by many of the tourist’s appreciation of my local knowledge and had been asked a few times why I wasn’t a tour guide! I knew there were very few tour guides serving Santa Pola and I wanted to do something about it. So after hearing about GuruWalk I decided I wanted to join and become a GuruWalk guide to show of this beautiful town that’s full of history, great food and wonderful people. So here I am and I hope to meet you all very soon.
We will start at the Park El Palmeral entrance on avenue portus and after I introduce myself to take a look at the walkers, I will begin explaining the first settlers who lived in Santa Pola. I will show you where to find the prehistoric and Roman influence drawings in the village, such as the sumptuous villa del palmerale, the salty food factory, the surveillance towers around Santa Pola, then we will go down calle elche towards the fortress / castle walking near the main market of the village once a church collapsed due to an earthquake to end up in the fortress / castle and explain its origins and the different changes that have gone through time and the influence of pirates in the village.
Meeting point:Av Portus Licitanus 2 03130 Santa P...Av Portus Licitanus 2 03130 Santa Pola Alicante Spain
At the entrance of the Palmeral park in avenida portus
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).