The MARQ exhibition “Guardianes de Piedra. Los Castillos de Alicante” has been opened in Torrevieja where it will remain open to the public until June.

The Vistalegre Municipal Hall hosts the exhibition that includes a selection of 84 fortifications in the province.

The opening was carried out by the mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, and by the first vice president of the Provincial Council and deputy for Culture, Julia Parra.

In addition, the event was attended by the director of MARQ, Manuel Olcina, the managing director of the CV-MARQ Foundation, José Alberto Cortés, the curator of the exhibition, José Luis Menéndez, and Manuel Villalgordo, representative of the Fundación Banco Sabadell, sponsor of the exhibition.

The exhbition is featuredin five routes that roughly coincide with the delimitations of the great Alicante regions: the Castles of the Inner Border centred on the Vinalopó Valley, where Villena and the Castles of la Atalaya and Salvatierra have a special role; the Castles of the Mountains, which include the regions of L’Alcoià-Comtat; the Castles of the Border of Fear that focuses on the defences of Las Marinas de Alicante; the Clau del Regne, which is located in L’Alacantí; and Los Castillos de Tudemir, which refers to the Vega Baja.

In addition, the project includes explanations of each of the 84 fortifications with small details and elements that can be found in them, as well as brief historical references.