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Calpe, mixture of cultures and welcoming of peoples since time immemorial, has been a privileged enclave for many years thanks to the Penon de Ifach, excellent point lookout on the Mediterranean coast. This beautiful town Alicante was born as a strategic place for coastal surveillance, and in it we find important examples of your past over the years. If you are on one of our rentals in Calpe you can observe the remains left by the first settlers that are preserved clues, the Iberians, which you can see remains of their villages in the hills and some elevated areas of the area. The Phoenicians also found refuge in these lands in its passage through the Mediterranean. You can find out about the step of Roman by this location if you stay in a rental apartments Calpe.

The Romans created a thriving colony at the foot of the rock, a settlement in the area of los Banos de la Reina, dedicated to the exploitation of factories of garum, salted fish and nurseries. From the 15th century up to the 18Th Calpe was constantly besieged by pirates, suffering even a major attack in 1637 in which prisoners were carried 290 people, who were taken to Algiers, and until 5 years later were not released in exchange for gold and pirate captives. Precisely to address these attacks of pirates and to defend the city became successive modifications and fortifications of the wall, from the 15th century, which can currently be seen some remains, canvases and the Torreon of Peca, which served as a watchtower. The religious buildings that preserves the locality, such as the parish church of the 15th century, which is the only Gothic-Mudejar style in the Valencian Community, or the hermitages of the kite and San Salvador, dating from the 17TH century are also numerous. If you move through the outskirts of Calpe you will see some samples of the traditional rural architecture, such as the farmhouse of the Casa Nova, or Pou Salat, which is a building that provided drinking water to the residents of the village. Thus, Calpe always has been a highly valued place strategically, being a zone that have been passed down several civilizations, little by little, to promote the progress of this coastal town, and getting, in the end, that it is a better place to live and to visit.

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