San Pedro del Pintar
Situated between the towns of Los Alcazares and Pilar de la Horadada is the town of San Pedro del Pinatar. By arranging San Pedro del Pinatar car hire through a San Pedro del Pinatar rental company you will have the opportunity to not only explore the Costa Blanca coastline but also that of the Costa Calida.
From this town in your hire car you have the opportunity to head towards the more vibrant and well known tourist resorts of Benidorm or Alicante. However, if you would prefer to avoid such spots then get in your car and head off towards the cities of Murcia and Cartagena. Both of these abound with numerous ancient artefacts and structures within them. So getting a feeling for what life was like in this region when the Romans and Moors decided to take up residence.
The city of Murcia which is just around 10 minutes drive away was founded in 825 AD by the Moors and was known as Madinat Mursiya. The main attractions that are drawing visitors to this city are the Cathedral and a number of wonderful baroque buildings that are located within the many winding streets.
If you intend to visit this city at any time it is worth arranging to do so during the early months when the Spring Festivals (Fiestas de Primavera) take place. Throughout this time the city holds a number of processions that are considered to be among the most famous to be held in Spain at this time of the year. The processions around Murcia are led by finely detailed life size sculptures that were created by Francisco Salzillo that are normally held in various museums in the city. These sculptures depict Jesus and the processions portray all the events that led up to him being crucified. Plus when they reach their final destination they actually re-enact the crucifixion using the sculptures.
As for Cartagena this has been home to the Spanish Navy since the 18th Century, although it has been a very important port in the country’s history since the 16th Century. There are numerous attractions around the city that one can view and explore which tell more about the history of the city and who has decided to make it their home. Of course there is plenty of evidence of Roman occupation within the city including an Amphitheatre, but also plenty of other attractions relating to when the Phoenicians also chose to occupy it.
Of course the best way of reaching these from your accommodation in San Pedro del Pinatar is by arranging San Pedro del Pinatar car hire.