Alicante is a pleasant breeze of Spanish culture in which any type of visitor can enjoy. The small simple beautiful white houses with blue and yellow windows, decorated with flowers in pots will warm up your heart and welcome you in. The palm trees soften the gothic style buildings and the boats in the marina are one more jewel in the soothing view.
Walk through the city centre on the colourful pavement and feel the story of this town. The magnificent buildings glow under the bright sun, the old quarter El Barrio is a wonderful tourist sight and will make a great afternoon walk. Here you can enjoy a traditional meal or you can choose from the restaurants, bars and pubs on the Alicante Marina. Foods which are traditionally served here are fish stew with saffron, grilled red mullet in oil, rice dishes, sausages and meat produced in the mountains. “Horchata” is a drink produced with tiger nuts and can be found in almost all restaurants and pubs.
This city has seen many changes, proof of this is the Concatedral de San Nicolas, a mosque which was turned into a cathedral. You can also visit the Santa Maria, the oldest church in Alicante.
Alicante will seduce you with its spirit, the landscape, the houses, the customs and festivals. Hogueras de San Huan is a festival held in June, and is a major event for everyone living here. At the end of the festival you will enjoy a lovely firework, and cake with tuna and figs are the usual meal that is served on this day. You will see a colourful parade, traditional customs and be amazed by the art of bullfighting as well.
Alicante has its own Art market where you can see the artwork of the local artists and purchase something which shall definitely carry the soul of Alicante, a beautiful and original souvenir.
There is the sandy San Huan Beach, Alicante City Hall and Santa Barbara Castle a medieval fortress built in 400 B.C. by the Carthaginians. It is one of the largest medieval fortresses an important tourist sight. From here you will get an incredible view of the city. Near Alicante you can also visit the prehistoric art caves of Canalobre, filled with stalagmites and stalactites and add a scientific note to your journey.
So when you get a little tired of science and history you can visit the Terra Mitica theme park or the Paintball Arena. Have a little fun and paint your day.
Alicante has a good transportation which gives you the opportunity to choose from a train, taxi, bus or simply walking by foot. Get some more information on your routes or just grab a cab and go to the next interesting location you’d like to visit.
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