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TOP ATTRACTIONS to visit in Alicante
May 26, 2022

TOP ATTRACTIONS to visit in Alicante

                                                             

Alicante is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca with beaches, monuments, and fantastic museums all form part of this city’s great appeal bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and renowned for being a dynamic city, with a warm climate.

                                   

What to see?

The Santa Barbara Castle

The Santa Barbara Castle is located on the top of Benacantil Mountain, 166 meters above sea level; it gives the city a great strategic value. From there, you can see almost the entire bay of Alicante.

On its slopes have been found archaeological remains of the Bronze Age, Iberian and Roman, but the origin of the fortress is in the late ninth century with the Muslim rule.

The Castle of Santa Barbara has many entrances that you can use on foot, by car or by bus by the lift which is opposite the Postiguet Beach.

Location: Avenida de Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain

 

Opening Hours

  • Winter (15 November to 27 February): 10:00 to 18:00h. Every day.
  • Spring (28 February to 16 June): 10:00 to 20:00h. Every day.
  • Summer (17 June to 4 September): 10:00 to 23:00h. Every day.
  • Autumn (5 September to 14 November): 10:00 to 20:00h.

The Esplanade of Spain

The Esplanade of Spain is a promenade extending parallel to the port, from the Puerta del Mar to the Canalejas Park. It is one of the most popular roads in the city of Alicante and was built on the old city embankment during the first half of the 20th century. This emblematic walkway is made up of six and a half million marble tesserae that draw a wavy mosaic of red, black, and white colors. Charming cafes and lively street performers fill the boulevard. Offering a break for tired travelers and amusement for eager spectators. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee blends with the salty sea air. The sound of waves crashing against the shore creates a calming rhythm for the active scene. In addition to its appealing scenery, the Esplanade of Spain functions as a cultural center. Hosting numerous events and celebrations throughout the year. From vibrant local craft markets to lively concerts showcasing Alicante's musical tradition. There's always something happening along this dynamic street. For those seeking a moment of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle, the Canalejas Park at the northern end of the promenade offers a verdant oasis of lush greenery and shaded pathways. Here, visitors can unwind beneath the canopy of towering palm trees, marvel at the vibrant array of exotic flora, or simply bask in the serenity of nature's embrace.

Explanada de Espana

Location: Explanada de España s/n, Alicante 03001

The Port of Alicante

The Port of Alicante is a seaport in Alicante, Spain on the Mediterranean Sea used for commercial and passenger traffic. The port is administered by the Port Authority of Alicante. The port is undoubtedly a testament to the tumultuous historical events associated with Alicante's maritime heritage and its role in facilitating international trade and tourism. Sometimes a simple stroll amidst the lively atmosphere replaces many trips to historical museums or entertainment venues. It's a colorful place, where you can see tall cargo ships on one side and graceful yachts and equipped fishing boats on the other. Owing to its strategic location, Alicante's port serves as a significant junction for trade routes linking Europe, Africa, and other nations. This positioning facilitates cultural exchange and economic development. Apart from its socio-economic advantages for locals and tourists, the port offers a scenic setting for waterfront strolls. Visitors can savor panoramic sea and harbor vistas. A visit allows you to experience Alicante's authentic maritime charm. Sample fresh seafood at local cafes overlooking the waterfront as the sun dips below the horizon.

If you want to see typical Spanish streets and old town, you should visit Barrio de Santa Cruz. There you can find lots of wee narrow lanes, steep climbs, beautiful houses, and lovely wall arts. A beautiful place to take memorable pictures of your trip.

Location:Casco antiguo de Alicante

Ayuntamiento de Alicante

Ayuntamiento de Alicante is a Baroque civil architecture of the eighteenth century built on the old House of the City. You can see ornamental elements such as the salomonic columns of the facade or its two towers. Inside, there are Blue Room (Elizabethan style), the Plenary Hall, and a chapel where you can celebrate Masses.

    

Location: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1.

May 26, 2022

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