Spanish Town: San Javier
Location: Southeast Spain, in the province of Murcia, next to San Pedro del Pinatar
(San Javier, Murcia – Google Maps)
(Promenade along the beach – Santiago de la Ribera, San Javier, Murcia)
(You may see the “Patrulla Águila” —Eagle Patrol— in the sky one day)
(Boats seem to be there to be picked up anytime!)
(I really like those little houses on the beach, but have no clue what they are for)
SPANISH TOWNS: SAN JAVIER
Brief History: Along with San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier is a small town that comes with an amazing history.
Prehistoric man, Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians and Arabas were some of the most remarkable civilizations in the history of Spain that lived in San Javier.
The town took its name from the Apostle San Francisco Javier in the early 17th century.
Two well-known areas within the San Javier municipality are “Santiago de la Ribera” and “La Manga”, the second one shares with the town hall of Cartagena.
There is an important Spanish Airbase in San Javier, where (amongst many other militry activities) the aerobatic demonstration team of the “Eagle Patrol” has its base.
To read more visit the official San Javier Turism Deparment website.
Don’t miss the exceptional walk along the beach in San Javier if you ever go!
Image Credit: Coleccionista I.
P.S.: Again, some of the pictures above were taken by my brother Sergio. Thanks mate!
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