Converted into one of the largest military aeronautical bases during the Spanish Civil War, this was also the first seaplane base in all of Spain.
The place had an exceptional strategic position and a remarkable infrastructure for the tasks carried out there – so much so that in the search for possible places to carry out the construction of an aerodrome, Colonel Vives did not hesitate in 1915 to choose Los Alcazares as the ideal location.
Throughout history, its facilities and advanced teaching system have been used to train fighter and bomber pilots, as well as gunners and aerial observers. Such was the relevance of the air base that King Alfonso XIII himself paid an official visit in 1923 to see its facilities and its "Air Combat and Bombardment School".
What to see in Los Alcazares