Teulada and Moraira

Teulada and Moraira form one municipality despite having different names and being separated by kilometers.

Moraira on the coast has close connections with the fishing trade and the fish auctions form part of its charm, with octopus, hake, tuna and many other types of fish being auctioned daily in an auction open to traders and the general public.

Teulada specializes in excellent wines for example, the Moscatel and the white wine, Marina Alta being its main produce. Teulada started its agricultural development in the eighth Century under the occupation of the Muslims when they cultivated grapes, almonds and olives. Today these crops are still grown although the main economic source is tourism.

There are four beaches, L'Ampolla, Playetas, L'Andragó and Playa del Portet the most cosmopolitan of the four.

The region has been inhabited since the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages. The Iberians also left their mark on the region and then the Roman and Arabs sculptured the landscapes with the terraces they used for cultivation.

In the late fourteenth century the area officially became a municipality. After the construction of the Castle in Moraira the town developed agriculturally with raisins being the main export.

Places of interest are the Church Fortress of Saint Catherine and the chapels of La Divina Pastora de San Vicente Ferrer and la Font Santa.

Important civil buildings are the Sala de Jurats y Justicies, where all administration work relating to the area is carried out. Next to that is the House of Constanza, who was the sister of Saint Vincent Ferrer the Patron Saint of Teulada. There are also several fortifications along the coast which were used to protect the population from enemy attacks.