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Thinking about your transfer to La Línea de la Concepción from Málaga airport? Let’s talk about history first
Negotiators, merchants and simple workers wanted La Línea to be an independent municipality of San Roque, controlled by the military, landowners and aristocrats.
History of La Línea de la Concepción
It was on January 17, 1870 when the segregation of La Línea de la Concepción of San Roque was authorized, and the pastures, fruits, utilization and their public uses included in the jurisdictional term were granted.
Here is where the story of this beautiful town starts.
It has a cemetery, the command, a customs, a barracks of the La Línea, carabineros and another of soldiers, beyond, the neighbourhood of Espigón and far, on the beach of the east, La Atunara / Tunara.
The neighbourhood of fishermen who were not born as a neighbourhood of La Linea, but whose origins date back no more than 640 years before the city itself.
On July 20, 1870, the town council of La Línea de La Concepción was constituted, being its first mayor-president Lutgardo López Muñoz, elected by a commission of neighbours appointed by the Provincial Council.
In the first session of the new town hall, we proceeded to the election of the name with which since then this town should be known and unanimously decided on the La Línea de la Concepción, for being the Immaculate Conception the patron of the Spanish army in these dates.
The city that changed its name because of the war
Gibraltar was under constant surveillance and was besieged on several occasions (1727, 1779 – 1783) without too much luck for the Spanish armies.
The English, stronger than ever, initiated an expansionist policy, eating land to the isthmus, which was not contemplated in the Treaty of Utrecht.
Given this fact, the Spanish government made a decision that would be fundamental in the history of the future Línea de la Concepción: the construction of a strong square, Line of Contravalación or Line of Gibraltar.
In 1731 construction began on the two great forts, called Santa Bárbara and San Felipe.
The first one receives this name in honour of the Patron of the Artillery Weapon, located on the Levante beach, its remains still visible.
The second takes its name in honour of the king, Felipe V, and is located on the west beach.
Between these two forts, a great central wall with several squares of arms in a tip of diamond with its respective guard bodies was constructed, running from Santa Bárbara to San Felipe.
All of them were located at an equidistant distance, called Santa Mariana, San Benito, semi-plaza de armas and guard corps of San José, San Fernando and San Carlos.
The construction of this formidable defensive line with all its bastions in 1735 would be completed: the so-called Line of Contravalación or Gibraltar Line.
Thus, in its origins, the Line was no more than a kind of “provisional” camp formed by artisans and merchants who supplied the military and their families in the vicinity of the fortifications erected to besiege Gibraltar, as it was a territory in conflict did not authorize the settlement of civilians in a stable manner.
Under the pretext of fear that Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops, who had already arrived in the Gibraltarian countryside, would take over this fortified line, the Spaniards agreed that British Colonel Holloway, chief engineer in the garrison of Gibraltar, should be shot down.
The Spanish fortifications and the batteries of its surroundings, proceeding to its blasting on February 14, 1810.
Monuments that are worth to see when you get your transfer to La Línea de la Concepción from Málaga Airport
Walking around the city after you got your transfer to La Línea de la Concepción may sound like a plan. Here are some places that you must visit.
Las tres gracias
Dedicated to the beauty of the Linense Woman. His sculptor, Nacho Falgueras, took as inspiration the three main figures of the pictorial work of the teacher Cruz Herrera, called Mujeres Linenses.
Spanish worker in Gibraltar
It is a tribute to the moment when the Spaniards crossed the fence with their bicycle every day to go to work in Gibraltar. This sculpture is the work of Nacho Falgueras.
Wall of La Línea de Contravalación
Built from 1727 during the second siege to Gibraltar, when hostilities were suspended and taking advantage of the huge amount of inactive labor.
Between the two fortifications there were about 1,300 meters, in which 5 bastions were built.
The bastion of Santa Mariana, recently rebuilt, is behind the City Hall, and we can find a piece of wall and remains of the Plaza de San Benito in the Menéndez Tolosa Institute.
Victor Quintanilla sculpture
In the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions is a sample of this Linense artist.
Its idiosyncrasy and originality are due to the materials used and its unique way of moulding them, capable of achieving pieces of surprising realism.
Highlights a reproduction of one of the “Meninas” (from the work of Diego Velázquez), as well as a sculpture of the most international knight Don Quixote de la Mancha.
The sculpture, by Nacho Falgueras, represents the figure of the flamenco “cantaor” Camarón de la Isla who lived most of his life in La Línea (his wife’s hometown).
Considered the most transcendent figure of flamenco, he revolutionized “cante jondo” knowing how to respect its roots.
Santa Barbara’s and Felipe’s fort
These forts formed the support of the Muralla Línea de Contravalación.
After the failure of the sieges of 1704-05 and 1727, Felipe V, in order to recover the strategic position of Gibraltar, decided to support the project of the engineer Jorge Próspero de Verboom to annul the enemy base through fortification of its immediate coasts.
Between the years 1,730 to 1,735. Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the year 1985.
Plaza de toros
Built in 1883, it is a notable example of the rise of bullfighting in the nineteenth century, fits into the typology of the Andalusian bullring.
Its importance is due both to its 59 meters of the diameter of its coso, as to its singular geometry, a regular polygon of 49 sides and odd number of sides (unusual data for a construction of this kind).
Likewise, its location in the urban area is a milestone in the urban fabric of the city. Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the year 2007.
It is one of the 44 towers of equal characteristics that contoured the coast from the Guadiaro River to the border with Portugal.
The purpose of these towers was to warn of the danger run by the inhabitants of the coast due to the presence of Berber pirate ships.
Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the year 1.985.
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Let’s go to eat at a restaurant in La Línea de la Concepción!
Regarding food production, we have to take into account that its municipal area is small and less and less cultivated.
So it comes a lot from other nearby areas. Fame has in the marketplace the crop that comes from Manilva (Malaga) as are the but and Muscat grapes.
Regarding the excellent cultivation, the tomatoes are grown in Zabal’s sand and the Paveros near the beach of El Burgo and their small strawberries cultivated in the same way were demanded their flavour as early as the 40s and 50s.
There are vestiges in the city of its cultivation in its streets, such as the Huerta Fava where formerly the Fair was celebrated in the middle of July and Huerto Vejer.
For more than 25 years in the bars and restaurants of La Linea, there have been preparations brought from other areas such as the Seville tapas.
Argentinean and Indian restaurants with a chill-out atmosphere with international dishes leaving a little behind the great popular cuisine, especially fish, seafood (prawns, shrimps, clams, razor clams, cañaíllas…) and meats in sauce.
Being a maritime city, its market and fish market is great, the coquinas, currucos, fine shell, clams, sardines, moya, bream, snapper, ray fish, red tuna, crayfish, octopus, flying, lemonfish, monkfish , anchovies, horse mackerel, croaker, lemon fish, small fish … etc.
On Saturdays the marketplace is full of activity, both locals and Gibraltarians (llanitos) go to buy good fish.
As for meat, there are some farms of beef, pig, sheep and goat, there was not long ago an ostrich farm but not triumph.
There are also poultry and poultry eggs. I do not know if it will continue to exist but 20 years ago there were families that raised chickens and laying hens in the “patio houses” and then sold them to market stalls.
The game meat usually comes from Jimena de Líbar.
The pork in this area is really tasty and fresh, it is a delight the Iberian sirloin on the grill and the baked pork leg that the women used to take to the wood-fired oven of the bakeries to present it that night.
They also prepared the stuffed turkeys.
In addition, they have proliferated the Argentine burning restaurants in the city so you can find a good assortment of meats, bifet of chorizo, steak, sirloin.
But you may ask… Where can I eat when I get my transfer to La Línea de la Concepción?
We have some recommendations for you if you want to enjoy typical places and discover some amazing food… Here is where you need to go!
Bar Hermanos Tomillero
The history of the Tomillero begins in 1971, it starts up a bar in the neighborhood of La Atunara, where the fishing port is, specializing in local fish.
In the adventure, he is accompanied by his four children: Manolo, Cristóbal, José and Antonio.
In 1987, Manolo became independent and set up the current establishment on Menéndez Pelayo Avenue, in front of the beach. Today they help her 5 children, the Tomillero Morejón, who work at the bar.
The venue was launched in 2010. Juan Gil Rojo is in charge of the public service while his daughter Isabel Gil, qualified by the hotel schools of San Roque and the Taberna del Alabardero in Seville, is responsible for the kitchen .
It is eaten with tapas and plates to share innovative air.
Every week there are suggestions and a dish that is changed from the menu. The most requested dishes are two “trompe l’oeil”, one that is made simulating a tomato stuffed with a foie gras and another that seems to be a pure and that is crispy with black pudding and pine nuts.
Also very requested a suckling pig presented in a boneless and frayed but very juicy taco and cod.
Establishment located in the center of La Línea, with a terrace on Doctor Villa street.
Open in 2014 by Antonio Martín Ponce, offers canapés, montaditos, tapas and raciones, as well as suggestions of the house every day.
Their most popular canapé is Norwegian, which they describe as “two slices of toasted bread passed through the grill, mayonnaise sauce, a pinch of caviar, Indonesian crab, piquillo pepper, Cantabrian anchovies and Norwegian salmon”.
Right! Let’s see a little bit more about La Línea de la Concepción!
There is some special parties that you can see at this town, so if you get lucky to take your transfer to La Línea de la Concepción in one of that days… Enjoy!
The Holy Week
The numerous Confraternities have managed to elevate Holy Week in Andalusia, for the care and good work that they show when they process their steps.
The floral ornaments, the goldsmith’s work, the handmade embroideries that adorn the steps and the quality of their imagery are worthy of a special mention.
In which the names of image makers stand out: Ortega Bru, Dubé de Luque, Castillo Lastrucci, Juan Ventura, Moreira López , Eslava Rubio and Pineda Calderón.
During the Christmas season the streets are filled with crowds that enjoy the celebration of the various acts that take place.
Zambombás, choirs and recitals of carols converge in the street along with the aromas of the typical pastry and the adornments so characteristic of these days to give that Christmas nuance so endearing to the city.
Let’s go to the beach when you get your transfer to La Línea de la Concepción from Málaga Airport!
The almost 3,000 hours of sunlight attenuated by a high humidity index (74% approximately) and the influence of a cold current at 3 km. of the coast, gives the city unbeatable weather conditions that translates into mild winters and warm summers.
Its 14 km of beaches are divided into two littorals of very different nature because one of them is enclosed in a bay, that of Algeciras.
This circumstance, together with its benign climate, make its beaches a perfect enclave both for those visitors who seek the warmth of the sun, the freshness of the water, the beauty of the beaches and the tranquility, as well as for those who enjoy a little action and enjoy practicing water sports as well as scuba diving.
The coast is divided into 7 beaches:
- Playa del Espigón
- Santa Bárbara Beach
- Levante Beach Sobrevela Beach
- Torrenueva Beach
- Santa Clara Beach
- Alcaidesa Beach
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