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What to see and do in Alicante

By | 21 July, 2020 | 0 comments

Visiting Alicante

Alicante is a city where you can enjoy a few days of disconnection doing everything you like. In Alicante you have a lot of places to visit, mountains to climb or beaches to take a dip in. In this article we show you everything that you can’t miss in Alicante.

How to get to Alicante

Due to its popularity, you can access Alicante by land, sea or air. Alicante´s airport is widely connected with other airports on the Iberian Peninsula, islands and other European cities. If you decide to visit Alicante by air, remember that you can book your parking at Alicante´s airport with Vuelapar. Compare all available offers in order to save time and money.

What to see and do in Alicante

Santa Barbara Castle

At a height of 160 meters, Santa Barbara Castle should be the first thing to visit in Alicante. Historically, from this point and altitude, the city was guarded and protected from its enemies and pirates. The castle has been conserved in a very good condition. You may explore its 3 areas that are open to the public. The area we are going to highlight is the Torre del Homenaje, the oldest point of the castle, since it dates from the SXI and from where you can enjoy the best views of the city of Alicante.

 

 

St. Nicholas Cathedral

The co-cathedral of St. Nicholas stands on the site of an ancient Arab mosque. This temple is now the most famous and oldest religious building in the city. The co-cathedral, with a Renaissance and Gothic style, was built in the 15th century. It has a beautiful cloister, sober facade and highly decorated chapels, where we highlight the altarpiece of St. Nicholas, Our Father Jesus and St. Raphael.

Postiguet Beach

The postiguet beach is so famous in the Valencian Community that it even has its own popular song. Due to its centric ubication, its fine sand and crystal clear waters, this beach is very popular. Right near to the Postiguet beach, you will find the Explanada promenade. It is characterized by its tiles which reproduce the waves of the sea.

El Palmeral

The Palmeral, a great park in front of the sea, should be among your first choices of things to visit in Alicante. It is full of vegetation, waterfalls, streams and even a lake. The park is big, and offers a very nice space where you can spend a day with the family, go for a walk, run or enjoy a picnic under its palms.

Santa Cruz District

We´re sure that the Santa Cruz neighborhood will attract your attention. Its narrow streets are arranged at the side of the mountain and is popular for its characteristic white houses and colorful flowers. The Barrio de Santa Barbara, is located near the Castle of Santa Barbara and has the chapel of Santa Cruz, building of the 18th century.

Alicante Market

The central market is another thing to see in Alicante. This wonderful modernist-style building has been active since 1922. Inside you can buy a wide variety of products, all of them of characterized for its high quality. In the market you can find fruit, vegetables, meat, fish or sweets, as well as enjoy a refreshing beer during its famous late afternoons.

Where to sleep in Alicante

Hotel Hospés Amérigo. The building historically used to be a beautiful convent of the Dominicans. It is ubicated in the heart of Alicante and offers the best views of the Santa Bárbara Castle from the top of the building. Its Mediterranean style decoration combined with the best service and attention will make your stay relaxing and memorable. In its facilities you can enjoy the restaurant Fondillón, the swimming pool and the spa, area of relaxation and welfare in which one may enjoy treatments or massages, among others.

 

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