Alicante is one of the most beautiful Spanish cities and a very popular destination, whether for a longer holiday or a city break. The city attracts with 218 kilometers of coastline with beautiful beaches and 330 days of sunshine a year. However, if you thought it was worth visiting this city just to lounge on the beach, you were wrong. Alicante has an old town, a castle and an exciting nightlife.
What should you see, do and experience in Alicante?
The Old Town or El Barrio is the historic heart of Alicante. If you want to experience their authentic atmosphere, come by. Enjoy Spanish delicacies in dozens of restaurants, have a drink in the evening and don’t forget to taste the real tapas. In the old town is an impressive town hall with twin towers overlooking the square. It was built in the 18th century. Tourists can visit the Blue Room and a small chapel, and weddings are held here in the summer.
Alicante also has a rich historical past, as practically the entire city was built on the foundations of Santa Barbara Castle. It was built in the 9th century and is surprisingly well preserved. An elevator will take you to the top, or you can climb a winding path to this location. You can spend the whole day here, there is a lot to see.
Another place not to be missed in Alicante is the La Explanada de Espanada promenade. It is the city’s main and most beautiful promenade and consists of more than 6 million red, cream and black tiles. Lined with palm trees, it is an ideal place to stroll and enjoy Spain to the fullest. There are also cafes, bars and shops selling clothes and other products.Photo source: Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Unsplash.com