Alicante is a city with more than three hundred thousand inhabitants that offers a great diversity of places to visit. We will highlight only some of the possibilities offered by your visit. For more information:
Santa Bárbara Castle
The Castle of Santa Barbara, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain, stands on the top of the Benacantil mountain, guarding the entire bay of Alicante. Built by the Arabs in the ninth century and completed by the Christians in the eighteenth century, today it is a large space for exhibitions and events.
Santa Cruz Neighborhood
Santa Cruz is the old town of Alicante and one of the most beautiful neighborhoods to visit in the city. In addition to stroll and enjoy the stairs, slopes and fabric of its streets, you will come across some significant monuments, such as the co-cathedral of San Nicolás or the hermitage of Santa Cruz. There is no shortage of small restaurants, cocktail bars and cocktail lounges. It is also the place where the Alicante City Hall is located, a majestic baroque building of the eighteenth century that today is the seat of government of the cit
Alicante City Hall
The Alicante City Hall building, also known as Alicante Municipal Palace, is a monumental construction built in baroque style in the eighteenth century that is located between the squares of the City Hall and the Santísima Faz, in the Santa Cruz neighborhood. It has a rectangular floor plan and its façade is composed of a three-story central body and two taller towers at the ends. The first floor has five doors, although the central one, larger than the rest, is the main entrance.
La Explanada de España
Parallel to the marina of Alicante, you will find a pedestrian avenue that is one of the most beloved epicenters and recreational spaces for the people of Alicante, the perfect place to stroll and enjoy a lunch or dinner with a peaceful after-dinner conversation, the Explanada de España (Esplanade of Spain). With more than six million marble tesserae, the characteristic tricolor ground in the form of sea waves accompanies you on the way, escorted by rows of palm trees. Strolling between the Port and the Explanada de España you will find an important leisure offer: cafes, restaurants where you can taste typical products and seafood, and nightclubs.
The Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ)
The Archaeological Museum of Alicante is one of the jewels of the city as it houses an important collection of findings (from the Paleolithic to the Contemporary Age) with very interactive and visual techniques that surprise the visitor.
The Central Market
The neuralgic point to start enjoying your afternoon leasure activities is in the surroundings of the Central Market. This modernist building from the early twentieth century is located in the heart of the city and houses a large number of typical gastronomic products.
Beaches of Alicante
The province of Alicante has some of the best beaches on the Mediterranean coast, most of them with the Blue Flag and the SICTED quality label. Some of these beaches are precisely in the city of Alicante itself, highlighting the Postiguet beach and the beach of San Juan.
On the one hand, very close to the old town, at the foot of the Castle of Santa Barbara, the Postiguet beach can boast of being one of the best urban beaches in Spain. It is also the busiest of the beaches of Alicante, which does not detract from the fact that it is the ideal place for a dip between visits. On the other hand, with more than three kilometers of coastline, the beach of San Juan is one of the best on the Mediterranean coast. Just take the streetcar to enjoy its huge sand area and deep blue waters. And there will be no shortage of plans: pedal boats, beach volleyball, windsurfing, beach bars and restaurants.