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Postal Code: 
Town Hall: 
[+34] 968898200
Local Police: 
[+34] 968801500
Guardia Civil: 
[+34] 968801057
Guardia Civil [Emergency]: 
Health Centre: 
[+34] 968805923
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Alcanterilla is a municipallity in the comarca Huerta de Murcia, situatedin the Region of Murcia, Spain.

The name of the town comes from the Arabic Al-qantara, meaning "bridge". It's probably the Qantara-Asqabach or Ascayata, which can be translated as "the nearest bridge" alluded to Al-Idrisi in the twelfth century, situated between Murcia and Librilla, on the way to Almeria.

The town is both an industrial and military town, and as such makes significant contributions to the economy of the Region of Murcia. Sited at the intersection of several principal roads it has become a first-class communications centre:

Places of Interest: 
Monumentos Civiles
  • Noria de elevación de aguas, acueductos, acequias y Museo Etnológico de la Huerta de Murcia;
  • Puente de las Pilas;
  • Cuartel Viejo;
  • Fabrica de Esteva (Fue la primera conservera vegetal de España);
  • Círculo Industrial Casino;
  • Fachada de la antigua casa de Cobarro, en la Calle Mayor, esquina con Calle de las Eras;
  • Casa Vicent, en la Calle Mayor, esquina con Plaza de la Constitución;
  • Casa de las Cayitas. Actual sede de la Biblioteca Municipal, se trata de la sede del antiguo Tribunal del Santo Oficio;
  • Monumento a los Caídos por España, en la Plaza de la Constitución;
  • Edificio modernista de la antigua estación de Alcantarilla;
  • Plaza de Abastos de San Pedro, de 1926;
  • Casa-Torre del Parque o de José María Precioso
Monumentos Religiosos
  • Iglesia Parroquial de San Pedro Apóstol. Destaca la Capilla de la Aurora, del S. XVIII;
  • Iglesia Parroquial de San Roque;
  • Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción;
  • Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Salud;
  • Ermita de la Paz;
  • Museo Procesional