Here for sale is Lovely Apartment which is only 550 meters from the beach. The apartment has a fitted kitchen (which includes all white goods), good size lounge/dining area, two bedrooms a family bathroom and a terrace. The apartment faces south so you can enjoy the sun and the warmth of the city without leaving home should you wish to! This apartment is located in a privileged area, only 550 meters from Playa del Cura and the promenade of Torrevieja, also you have in this great location all the local available services such as bus station, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and other entertainment venues, schools, health center, in short, everything you need at your fingertips without moving the car !!! It also has a community pool, so you can take a break from the sun and have a dip to cool off. This lovely apartment is available for only 69,000 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.