In order to defend themselves from the frequent raids by Berber pirates, circular watchtowers were built all along the Levant coast. The Barranc d´ Aigües and La Illeta towers are good examples. The latter, which has been restored in recent years, is regarded as a symbol of El Campello and is used as the setting for many events.
When you wander around the town, visit the Santa Teresa Parish church built in 1849 and extended from 1909 to 1911. This square in the old part of El Campello also houses the Cultural Centre library with its magnificent facilities.
The Fishing and Recreational Ports are linked by a delightful promenade and should be visited by all those wanting to know more about this beautiful place.
The professional fishing port has at least 30 berths and is home to the Fish Market.
The Marine Complex with its Sailing Club, has 421 berths and facilities that include a restaurant, a clubhouse a car park a dry dock workshops etc… and is the centre for all nautical activities and water sports practised in El Campello.
The Seafront Promenade (1964) stretches for one and half kms along Carrerlamar. Here visitors can enjoy shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.
Another spot worth visiting is villa Marco, one of Alicante´s important country estates. It dates from the 19th century and has belonged to some of alicante´s famous inhabitants. This villa has been reformed in an eclectic style with clear modernist influences and curious French colonial art features.
Don´t miss the wonderful gardens inspired by Versailles, with plants from all over the planet, hundred-year-old trees and unique sculptures by Daniel and Vicente Bañuls. A modern addition is the Monument to the Fisherman, erected in 1990 and created by Arcadi Blasco to symbolise El Campello´s links with and dependence on the sea.