Get acquainted with versatile Alicante
Stroll over the Explanada de España, a paved promenade from the harbor to Canalejas Park. Or visit Castillo de Santa Bárbara, a castle on top of Mount Benacantil. The tourist city of Alicante is definitely worth a visit if you fancy art, culture, sun and sea. The bustling city has all the ingredients for a perfect day out.
SIGHTS OF ALICANTE
If you are in Alicante, visit Plaza del Ayuntamiento. The old square has a stately appearance. Because the buildings have been well maintained over the years, the authentic features are still clearly visible. You can also visit Basilica de Santa Maria in Alicante, a church from the late Middle Ages that is characterized by a simple Gothic architecture. Do you visit Alicante for relaxation in the sun? Take your beach towel with you to Playa del Postiguet. The 900 meters long sandy beach is located at the foot of the mountain ‘Monte Benacantil’ on which stands the castle ‘Castillo de Santa Bárbara’. The cozy terraces are also open in the summer until the late hours. In June Hogueras de San Juan takes place. During this party, the summer is welcomed by thousands of people with a colorful and musical spectacle.
SANTA POLA EN ELCHE
Twenty kilometers south of Alicante is Santa Pola, a place where Spaniards like to spend their holidays. The cozy center, the fishing port with restaurants and beautiful sandy beaches invite you to explore the place.
A twenty-minute drive from Santa Pola is Elche, a city famous for the palm trees and the shoe industry. Brand shoes fly at factory prices over the counter