Castillo de San Juan de las Águilas This town looks onto the Mediterranean Sea, with a port of exit for fruits and vegetables, esparto grass and minerals from the areas of Lorca and Baza. Romans called this lovely little town Aquilae, which later became Aquila. The town of Águilas, which in Spanish stands for "Eagle", was designed back in the 18th century by Charles III, gaining its independence from the municipality of Lorca in the 19th century. The different settlements of the civilizations dominating Águilas, have left behind numerous historical traces, among them the castle of San Juan de Águilas, which served as a defense tower. In the early 20th century, a significant amount of British people settled in Águilas, leaving a strong mark in the development of this town. Some British-influenced works were the British Cemetery and El Hornillo pier. Some say that thanks to the Brits, Águilas was one of first places in Spain where football was played.

The Carnival of Águilas, which dates back to the late 1800s, is without a doubt the best known in the Region of Murcia. The most popular drink during the two carnival weeks is "la cuerva", a spirit drink mixing different types of fruit and alcohol.

The extensive maritime coast of Águilas, ideal for swimming, fishing or sailing, has 36 gorgeous beaches and coves, including  Calabardina, El Hornillo, Levante, La Colonia and Las Delicias, to name a few.

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Castillo de San Juan de las Águilas
Ayuntamiento de Águilas
Puerto de Águilas
Faro de Punta Negra
Monumento al Ferrocarril
Glorieta de la Plaza de España
Parroquia de San José
Molino los Alacranes
Casino de Águilas
Playa de las Delicias
Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos
Playa de La Colonia
Playa de Poniente al fondo
PLaya de Levante
Isla del Fraile
Playa Amarilla
Playa de Calabardina y Cabo Cope
Torre de Cope
Playa de la Galera
Playa del Hornillo


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