Discover a destination steeped in history that is swept up in landscapes that you’ll love roaming. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Salinas.
Located in El Alto Vinalopó in the province of Alicante, Salinas is a small, charming municipality sitting on the banks of a spectacular lake. The beautiful surrounding mountainscape is criss-crossed with trails, making it a great destination for a hiking getaway. Salinas also has a fascinating history, not least because it changed its location in the 18th century. Start planning your trip to Salinas today to lap up all the traditions and gastronomy.
What to see in Salinas
During your time in Salinas, make sure you visit San Antonio Abad Parish Church, an 18th-century building with a Baroque façade nestled in the heart of the destination. We’d also recommend taking your time to look around the Lugar Viejo de Salinas Archaeological and Ethnographic Collection, which displays not only archaeological pieces that demonstrate that Salinas was inhabited by different civilizations, but also holy art, examples of natural and ethnographic art, and much more.
A flood in the 18th century prompted the residents of Salinas to change the location of their village. The original site, known as Lugar Viejo de Salinas (literally meaning “the Old Site of Salinas”), can still be visited today. Situated on the shores of beautiful Salinas Lake, the old settlement will get you reaching for your camera. Though currently dry, the lake waters are saltwater, providing home to countless types of plants and wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might just spot some interesting bird species. Close by, there are the remains of an old salt factory.
Beyond visiting Salinas Lake, you can make your way to the outdoor archaeological site in Sierra de Salinas, a lovely area of natural beauty. Alternatively, you could explore La Molineta and El Puntal de Salinas, Protected Archaeological Areas. Different civilizations once settled in the area. So how about making it your next destination? Start planning your getaway and come and enjoy all of Salinas’ charms.