Visiting Alicante is a worth while experience
You have a trip to the Costa Blanca in your future? Then visiting Alicante is recommended. Here are is a top 6 tourist attractions. Explore this wonderful city in Spain!
1: Climb up to Castillo de Santa Bárbara, … some exercise while visiting Alicante
In a commanding position above the town, the Castillo de Santa Bárbara is overlooking the sea from a rock in midtown. The imposing Santa Barbara Castle stands 166 metres above sea level. The hilltop is a testament to the castle’s military purpose and has been a strategic asset as far back as the Carthaginian era.
The castle is open for public, you can visit it on your own or do a guided tour, this will only costs a few euros. You will be astounded by the castle’s ancient halls, it’s fascinating history and especially the stunning 360º panoramic views! You can walk or take a lift (€2,70 per person) to the top from Postiguet Beach.
Location: Mount Benacantil
2: Museo Arqueológico (MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum)
The award-winning MARQ Museum takes visitors on a journey through 100,000 years of history. You will explore the journey Alicante has taken from the Roman era to more recent times, local geography and the nature behind the varied landscapes which surround the city through interactive exhibitions, artefacts and audio-visual displays.
This medieval exhibit is especially impressive due an assortment of more than historical 300 objects. Another interesting feature of this superb museum is a display that recreates a scene of Roman daily life.
Location: Plaza Dr. Gómez Ulla.
Price: €3, Concessions €1.50, under 8s are free.
3: Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina (Museum of Fine Arts)
If are an Art enthusiast, you will enjoy the collection of twentieth century contemporary art at the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the atmospheric historic centre of Alicante, the Barrio Santa Cruz. This museum is hosted in a Baroque town house which also happens to be the oldest civil building in the Old Town of Alicante. In this museum, you will find over 800 pieces of art across three collections at the museum. The pieces are from famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris and Juana Frances, as well as local artist, Eusebio Sempere, who founded the collection.
Location: Plaza de Santa Maria.
4: Basilica de Santa María
In the historic Santa Cruz quarter, you will find the Basilica de Santa María which is the oldest church in Alicante. This historical church was built by the Catholic monarchs in the 13th century.
On the main front of the exterior, visitors will notice the Virgin sculpture by Juan Bautista Borja. Step inside the church to admire the richly decorated sanctuary. Some highlights are the Rococo high altar and exquisite Baptism chapels.
Location: Plaza de Santa María, Alicante
5: Playa del Postiguet: The wonderful city beach. Chill and relax while visiting Alicante!
Alter al that sightseeing you may be looking for a city break. Set aside at least one day for swimming and sunning yourself on the toasty warm beaches of Alicante, you are on the Costa Blanca after all! The Playa del Postiguet is a beautiful, wide beach and is prized for its fine golden sand and excellent facilities including public toilets, showers, water sports rentals and there are sun parasols and lounge chairs for rent as well.
The calm waters in the Costa Blanca are ideal for swimming. Along the expansive beach there is a lovely palm tree boardwalk and many cafes to take a drink.
6: Visit the Marina
If you have still time left, go down to the marina where you can have a taste of the finer things in life! Because Alicante has a lovely and spacious harbour with yachts and private boats which are docked at the harbour. Here you can find the yacht club too which is a hub of activity.
The marina of Alicante is an enjoyable area for tourists to explore. You can find high quality restaurants and inviting shops.
The seafront promenade is a perfect place to enjoy the sunshine. At night, this is the perfect place for a romantic and relaxing dinner.
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