Pilar de la Horadada
Pilar de la Horadada is located in the Valencian region of Vega Baja del Segura Alicante 18 km from Torrevieja 45 km from Murcia 68 km from Alicante 36 km from Orihuela City. Although it is close to many cities and coastal municipalities. Is quite isolated since we can not reach it by train. The nearest road is the N-332 and the AP-7 motorway, at its exits 768, 770 and 774. Very close to the Airport of San Javier, located in Murcia.
Its economy is based on agriculture. There is also a huge growth and developed within tourism thanks to its proximity to the coast.
The village boasts of a strong legacy. The parish church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the watchtowers, like the one of the XV century, There are natural sites where you can see the best of this region the Natural Park, the Dry River and the Natural Park of the River Nacimiento - Dehesa de Campoamor.
In the same village, stands the Archaeological and Ethnological Museum Gratiniano Baches, where you will discover some archaeological finds. There are archaeological ruins such as Thiar, an ancient Roman mansion. Nearby, the beaches are also a great attraction, listed as Blue Flag and provide the services and infrastructure necessary for your enjoyment.
The festivities are celebrated in honour of the Blessed Virgin of the Pillar that takes place from the 1 to the 21 of October, with floral offerings to the virgin and other popular acts.
Culture in Pilar de la Horadada
In Carretillas street, marked with the number 19, we can find the headquarters of the council of culture, which is in charge of the exclusive management of culture and all its derivatives in the area. Here you can find two very important people, the first is the delegated councilor, who has the council of culture and the second is the responsible technician who manages the logistics. Among these people and the rest of the council team is that it seeks to generate cultural activities of all kinds with the purpose of integrating cultures.
Festivals in Pilar de la Horadada
In every area you will find that there is a celebration, some festival or festival that stands out over the rest. In Pilar de la Horadada there is a festival called patronal festival of the municipality which celebrates the protectors of the town during the month of October, beginning on the 11th with a great tradition multi colours offerings made in the streets of the town to give way to day 12 where the procession is performed with the patron saint of the area and the blessing of the Virgin of the Pillar.