Here for sale is a Lovely East Facing Apartment in Torrevieja. The property has a fully fitted kitchen, laundry room, good size lounge/dining area, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property is being sold furnished and also benefits from an allocated car parking space and communal swimming pool. The apartment is in a good position close to all the local amenities, such as a supermarkets, restaurants and bars. This lovely apartment is available for only 69,900 euros, so if you looking for an apartment at a great price look no further! Contact us today to ask any specific questions or to arrange a viewing.Why Torrevieja? Its History - Until 1802, Torrevieja existed only as an ancient guard tower, which gave the town its name (Torre Vieja which means Old Tower) and some labourers' cottages. But in 1803, Charles IV authorized the movement of the salt production offices from La Mata to the town itself and allowed the construction of dwellings there. In 1829, the town was totally destroyed by an earthquake, but the basins were soon reconstructed and re-opened. In 1931, Alfonso XIII gave Torrevieja city status by special grant. During this period, there was also a growing market for flax, hemp and cotton. In the 19th century, the salt was mainly shipped from the town by Swedish and Dutch ships. At the time, there was only limited demand from other regions of Spain, mainly Galicia and to a lesser extent, Valencia. Although by the dawn of the 20th century, a quarter of all the salt harvested from the lagoon in Torrevieja was sold in Spain itself, and the rest exported was to foreign markets. Today, it is still an important industry in Torrevieja and a major employer. You can visit the Museum of Sea and Salt. In recent years the local economy has hugely expanded due to the tourist industry. This includes both a strong contingent of British, Irish, Germans and Scandinavians, many of whom live there all the year round, and Spanish people who have a second home in the city.