Those of us who know this authentic town feel obliged to tell you that there is a lot to see in La Línea de la Concepción. It is a little treasure with a lot of places to visit that you can't even imagine. And, what's more, there is something for everyone.
Do you like historical places?
You can explore Fort Santa Barbara or the World War II bunkers.
Do you like culture?
The Cruz Herrera Museum is waiting for you.
Looking for curious places?
In La Línea you can find streets covered with hundreds of colourful umbrellas or the biggest centenary dragon tree in continental Europe.
Do you prefer to relax on the beach?
In La Línea you have up to four beaches to visit where you can enjoy the sea and the views of the Rock of Gibraltar.
Come on, we'll tell you what to visit in La Línea de la Concepción to discover the real authentic town during your holidays.
Here we go!
Places to see in La Línea de la Concepción that you can't imagine
All the places to see in La Línea de la Concepción you can see in one day and reserve the rest of the days to go to the beach or take the car to go to other places. to see in the province of Cadiz . You can take a stroll around the town and you will find all the places we are going to recommend.
And speaking of recommendations, remember that if you come to visit us in summer, don't forget to bring sunscreen and a hat, as the sun will almost certainly be with you all day long.
Now that we are ready, we start with the visit.
The Fort of Santa Barbara
One of the monuments in the city that will most attract your attention is the Fort of Santa Bárbara, which has its origins in the loss of Gibraltar in 1704. As a result of the English presence in the area, Felipe V ordered the construction of a great wall to prevent further invasions by the English.
Today only a few archaeological remains remain of the Fort of Santa Bárbara, but you are free to visit it. It is located next to the beach and the route is short and easy. Moreover, if you want to get a good view of the whole complex, there is a footbridge from where you can admire the landscape in a relaxed way.
In addition, if you are a history lover you will love to discover this Asset of Cultural Interest as one of the best visits to do near La Línea de la Concepción. to do near La Línea de la Concepción .
The bunkers of World War II
Another of the most curious and historic places to see in La Línea de la Concepción are the bunkers that remain from the Second World War.
They were built to prevent a Franco-English invasion from Gibraltar. In the entire region of Campo de Gibraltar you can see a total of 498 bunkers. Most of them can be found between the Princesa Sofía Park and the area of the Fort of Santa Bárbara.
Access to the interior is not allowed, but it is true that the Asociación Cultural Ruta de los Búnkers organises occasional guided tours in which they explain the history of each bunker and what is inside. The ones in the Parque Princesa Sofía are machine gun nests, while the ones in the area of the Fort of Santa Bárbara are forts.
As you can imagine, it is a rather atypical visit that will not leave you indifferent.
The Cross-Border Worker Memorial
When you ask yourself what to see in La Línea de la Concepción, you should bear in mind that its history has been marked by its proximity to the British territory of Gibraltar. For this reason, many of its monuments have to do with this fact.
For example, the Monumento al Trabajador Transfronterizo (Monument to the Cross-Border Worker) is a statue that pays tribute to all those local people who have found a livelihood for their families in Gibraltar. It is located on Avenida Príncipe de Asturias, very close to the border with the British colony.
The Cruz Herrera Museum
A great example of culture in La Línea de la Concepción is the 20th century painter José Cruz Herrera, to the extent that he has a museum in his home town.
Throughout the different rooms of the museum you will be able to contemplate his early works, his sketches, his costumbrista style, his male portraits... in short, a journey through all his work. Without a doubt, this is one of the essential places to see in La Línea de la Concepción.
Coloured umbrellas and crochet canopies
As in other European cities such as Lisbon, London, Bucharest or Dublin, La Línea de la Concepción also has its own colourful umbrella street. In total there are 210 coloured umbrellas in Calle Cadalso which add a touch of colour to the centre of La Línea. In this street you can sit on a terrace and have a cool drink and take a break during your visit.
And as if that wasn't colourful enough, the Calle de las Flores also features crochet awnings, which were made by citizens of all ages. How good it feels to have a little shade in summer!
The largest century-old dragon tree in continental Europe
This guide to what to see in La Línea de la Concepción could not miss the largest centenary dragon tree in continental Europe. This tree, which can be found in the Princesa Sofía Park, is over 100 years old and its canopy has a wingspan of 13 metres and a height of over 9 metres.
The houseboats of Boat Haus and the Alcaidesa Marina, your base camp.
If, as we can guess, you are a lover of the sea and boats, the Alcaidesa Marina is the place for you. And not only because of its proximity to the sea, but also because here you can spend your holidays on a houseboat thanks to Boat Haus . In case you don't know what a flotel is, it is a hotel whose rooms are houseboats that are equipped with every detail.
And if you think that La Línea de la Concepción is not already colourful enough, you will surely be struck by the rainbow that this unique hotel draws in the maritime landscape of La Línea.
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Beaches to see in La Línea de la Concepción
Finally, one of the best things to do in La Línea de la Concepción to do in La Línea de la Concepción is to go to the beach. For example, among the plans to relax in Cadiz that you can choose from include spending at least a few hours on the Poniente Beach with spectacular views of the Rock of Gibraltar. Although if you fancy a bit of movement, you can also walk along its landscaped promenade.
Another beach even closer to the rock is Santa Bárbara. Imagine, you're taking a dip and enjoying the benefits of contact with the water benefits of contact with the water and at the same time you are seeing one of the most iconic natural sites in the south of the peninsula. We assure you that you won't find an experience like this anywhere else.
Finally, Playa de Levante and Playa El Burgo are two other places to visit in La Línea de la Concepción, where you can also practice water sports such as sailing, surfing or water skiing. It's all about beaches!
And so much for our guide to what to see in La Línea de la Concepción. We're sure that you've got the urge to visit this authentic town, so don't hesitate to book your accommodation at Boat Haus to enjoy this destination in a different way.
In addition, you can hire different experiences with us, such as the Mediterranean Chill Out experience , where you can enjoy sweet and savoury snacks with a bottle of cava on the terrace, a dinner in the best restaurant in the port and an excursion to Gibraltar . excursion to Gibraltar . Doesn't sound too bad, does it?