Here is the information about the exhibition I mentioned at our meeting. I got the venue wrong; it isn't at the Tourist Office. I'll try to recce it before our next meeting
The Lagoon of La Mata has always been linked to the civilisations that settled at the mouth of the River Segura. At least since the 1st century B.C. It is known that salt was extracted by the Romans.
King Alfonso X “The Wise” granted privileges for the consumption of salt in the 13th century and in the 14th century it was used as plunder during the War of the Two Pedros, “The Cruel” king of Castilla and “the Ceremonious” king of Aragón.
The Catholic Kings, Felipe II and successive Spanish monarchs used the exploitation of salt to finance themselves by renting it to private individuals.
The exhibition is open from May until December 2015 in the temporary exhibitions room of the MAG (Guardamar Archaeology Museum) at Calle Colón, 60.
It is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-2:30pm and 6pm-9:30pm in summer and 10:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm in winter and is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Entry to the whole museum costs just €1 and guided tours are €3 each for groups of at least 10 people if booked by calling 96 572 4488 or 96 572 8610.