San Juan History

If we look at our history, we can see that the first human settlements are very remains found in the highly important La Illeta dels Banyets archaeological site. They date back to the Bronze Age, two thousand years B.C., as well as to the Iberian and Roman eras.

In medieval times, the nearby Barranc d´Aigües marked the border between the kingdoms of castile and Aragon, which indicates the importance of this area. James II was the monarch who annexed these territories in 1296, finally merging them into the kingdoms of Aragon and Valencia

At the end of the 18th century a fishing industry that has lasted to the present day began at the mouth of the River Seco It led to the development of the fishing quarter which is now a tourist attraction. Between the late 19th to the early 20th century, El Campello´s independence was formalised with its separation from Alicante in 1901 this being finalised in 1903.

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