Our travel guide to La Línea de la Concepción

La Línea de la Concepción, border with Gibraltar, has a set of amazing beaches where you can practise any type of water sport. The city has an important museum offer that worths the visit. Thanks to this Travel Guide to La Línea de la Concepción you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Its origin is La Línea de Contravalación, which Philip V of Spain built during the 18th-century sieges of Gibraltar. This prevented the passage through the isthmus that joins it with the Rock of Gibraltar. After the War of Independence (1810), the civilians who began to arrive in order to work in Gibraltar built, under the ruins of the border lines, huts and shacks.

This will be the germ of the first population centre of La Línea. The city will take the name of Concepción in honour of the patron saint of the Infantry Corps (closely linked to its history).

Among the huge museum offer, they have room for the Cruz Herrera Museum and the Isthmus Museum, with archaeological funds, as well as for the Pepe Cabrera Municipal Bullfighting Museum, one of the most important of its kind in Spain.

One of the main tourist attractions is its beaches: La Alcaidesa, El Burgo, La Hacienda, La Atunara and, above all, Poniente. You can practise there any type of water sport, whether sailing, water skiing, windsurfing or sport fishing. Moreover, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is very close to the city.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Beaches, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to La Línea de la Concepción

La Línea de la Concepción, border with Gibraltar, has a set of amazing beaches where you can practise any type of water sport. The city has an important museum offer that worths the visit. Thanks to this Travel Guide to La Línea de la Concepción you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Its origin is La Línea de Contravalación, which Philip V of Spain built during the 18th-century sieges of Gibraltar. This prevented the passage through the isthmus that joins it with the Rock of Gibraltar. After the War of Independence (1810), the civilians who began to arrive in order to work in Gibraltar built, under the ruins of the border lines, huts and shacks.

This will be the germ of the first population centre of La Línea. The city will take the name of Concepción in honour of the patron saint of the Infantry Corps (closely linked to its history).

It has an urban planning of colonial connotations, conserving a torre almenara (16th century) and remains of the fortresses of Santa Bárbara and San Felipe (18th century), in addition to the Church of la Inmaculada.

Among the huge museum offer, they have room for the Cruz Herrera Museum and the Isthmus Museum, with archaeological funds, as well as for the Pepe Cabrera Municipal Bullfighting Museum, one of the most important of its kind in Spain.

One of the main tourist attractions is its beaches: La Alcaidesa, El Burgo, La Hacienda, La Atunara and, above all, Poniente. You can practise there any type of water sport, whether sailing, water skiing, windsurfing or sport fishing. Moreover, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is very close to the city.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Beaches, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Playa de La Atunara

Playa de La Atunara

Playa de La Atunara, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of approximately 1.5 kilometres. It is located next to the fishing port. Secluded beach with dark sands and a promenade, its...
Playa de La Atunara, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of approximately 1.5 kilometres. It is...
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Playa de La Atunara


- Playa De La Atunara, La Línea de la Concepción, España
Playa de La Atunara, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of approximately 1.5 kilometres. It is located next to the fishing port. Secluded beach with dark sands and a promenade, its occupancy level is medium and moderate waves. On its promenade you will find several restaurants, known for their pescaíto (fish) and...
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José Cruz Herrera Museum

José Cruz Herrera Museum

José Cruz Herrera Museum, in La Linea de la Concepcion, is an art gallery dedicated to the local painter José Cruz Herrera (1890-1972). He was a specialist in portraits of Andalusian and Moorish...
José Cruz Herrera Museum, in La Linea de la Concepcion, is an art gallery dedicated to the local painter...
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José Cruz Herrera Museum


- Museo Cruz Herrera, Avenida de España, La Línea de la Concepción, España
José Cruz Herrera Museum, in La Linea de la Concepcion, is an art gallery dedicated to the local painter José Cruz Herrera (1890-1972). He was a specialist in portraits of Andalusian and Moorish woman, known for his colourful painting and custom...
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Playa de El Burgo / Torrenueva

Playa de El Burgo / Torrenueva

Playa de El Burgo, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of just over 1 kilometre. Semi-urban beach of dark sand, it has a high occupancy level and a moderate degree of swell. It has many...
Playa de El Burgo, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of just over 1 kilometre. Semi-urban...
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Playa de El Burgo / Torrenueva


- Avenida el Burgo, La Línea de la Concepción, España
Playa de El Burgo, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of just over 1 kilometre. Semi-urban beach of dark sand, it has a high occupancy level and a moderate degree of swell. It has many services, which include toilets, spa, showers, rescue equipment, wastebaskets, Marina, warning sign, cleaning and surveillance service. On...
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Playa de Poniente

Playa de Poniente

Playa de Poniente, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension that does not reach 1 kilometre. It is located in the Bay of Algeciras. Urban beach of dark sands of medium grain and with...
Playa de Poniente, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension that does not reach 1 kilometre. It is...
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Playa de Poniente


- Avenida Príncipe de Asturias, La Línea de la Concepción, España
Playa de Poniente, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension that does not reach 1 kilometre. It is located in the Bay of Algeciras. Urban beach of dark sands of medium grain and with promenade, it has a high level of occupation and a low degree of waves. There are several services, including...
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Playa de Santa Bárbara

Playa de Santa Bárbara

Playa de Santa Bárbara, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of about 700 metres. It is located between the fiscal surveillance zone and the ruins of the Castle or Fort of Santa Barbara....
Playa de Santa Bárbara, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of about 700 metres. It is located...
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Playa de Santa Bárbara


- Playa Santa Barbara, Diseminado Playa Levante, La Línea de la Concepción, España
Playa de Santa Bárbara, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an extension of about 700 metres. It is located between the fiscal surveillance zone and the ruins of the Castle or Fort of Santa Barbara. Urban beach of dark, medium grain sands with a promenade, it has a high level of occupation and a...
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Isthmus Museum (Museo del Istmo)

Isthmus Museum (Museo del Istmo)

Isthmus Museum (Museo del Istmo) is an exhibition space in La Linea de la Concepcion. It reflects the history of the city since the late 19th century to the present day. This building has several...
Isthmus Museum (Museo del Istmo) is an exhibition space in La Linea de la Concepcion. It reflects the history...
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Isthmus Museum (Museo del Istmo)


- Museo del Istmo, Plaza de la Constitución, La Línea de la Concepción, España
Isthmus Museum (Museo del Istmo) is an exhibition space in La Linea de la Concepcion. It reflects the history of the city since the late 19th century to the present day. This building has several functions. It not only works as a Municipal Historical Archive, but also as a newspaper and periodicals library and library...
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Playa de Levante in La Linea

Playa de Levante in La Linea

Playa de Levante, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an area of ​​approximately 2 kilometres. It is located opposite the neighbourhoods of San Bernardo and La Atunara. Urban beach of dark sands,...
Playa de Levante, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an area of ​​approximately 2 kilometres. It is...
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Playa de Levante in La Linea


- Playa De Levante, Paseo del Mediterráneo, La Línea de la Concepción, España
Playa de Levante, in La Línea de la Concepción, has an area of ​​approximately 2 kilometres. It is located opposite the neighbourhoods of San Bernardo and La Atunara. Urban beach of dark sands, it has a high level of occupation and a moderate degree of waves. There are also some services, including access on foot,...
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