Santa PolaSanta Pola
The first settlers inhabited the ‘Cueva de las Arañas’ (the cave of spiders) in the third and fourth Millennium BC. In the first century AC., with the arrival of the Romans, the area became known as ‘Portus Illicitanus’, developing into one of the key ports for maritime commerce. From this period there are many archaeological remains.
From the XVIII century onwards the town was concentrated around the Castle, the nucleus from which the development of the settlement evolved. Nowadays, Santa Pola is a tourist municipality with the most important fishing fleet in the Spanish Mediterranean.