What to see in Alicante


Discover the places that you should not miss if you visit the beautiful city of Alicante. Beach, history, good atmosphere and much more.

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Playa del Postiguet


One of the most emblematic beaches of this incredible city

  • It is recommended for family plans, since it has options for children such as playgrounds.


  • It is the best place to enjoy because it has exercise machines, cafes and shops, among others.


  • If you want to do some sport on the beach, know that it has beach volleyball courts, take advantage of them!


  • The name of the beach has its origin in a small shutter through which people are given access.


  • There are pedagogical areas for people with physical and mental disabilities.


  • It is the ideal place to take a relaxing bath under a sunny landscape.


  • Prices vary according to the services purchased


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Ayuntamiento de Alicante


The great institution that represents the city

  • It is recommended that you bear in mind that parking areas are sometimes scarce.


  • When you arrive you have to enter so that they give you brochures that will help you to have more tourist information about Alicante.


  • It is a baroque style building built in the 17th century by the architect Lorenzo Chápuli.


  • There are important rooms such as the Blue Room, the Plenary Hall and a small chapel.


  • It also houses magnificent works of art by Cabrera, Padilla and Castelló, among other artists.


  • It is the center where the functions to govern the city are carried out, being chaired by the mayor of Alicante.


  • There are areas attached to the Town Hall that serve for the enjoyment of tourists. Among these is "The Discovered City", a building where you can see archaeological remains of Alicante and "La Cota Cero", a place where the altitude of the sea of several cities in the country is measured.


  • Free entrance.


  • +34 965149100


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 14:00 pm


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Basilica Santa Maria Alicante


The oldest religious center in the city

  • We recommend that you take pictures outside, taking advantage of its beautiful portals, since it is not allowed inside.


  • It is known as the oldest church in Alicante, being built in the 13th century in a Gothic style.


  • It was built on the remains of an Islamic mosque, the largest in the city in its time.


  • It was rebuilt in the 15th century, since it suffered a fire that caused several damages to its structure.


  • Inside are works such as the Baptism, Immaculate and Communion chapels, as well as the Main Altar and the Chapter House.


  • Next we pass through what is considered by the inhabitants of the city as one of the most important religious institutions, being the center of the patron saint dates of Alicante.


  • Free.


  • +34 965216026


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.


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Explanada de España


Discover this walk of maximum tranquility

  • If you pass through this place during the summer, we recommend that you go to the many open-air concerts that take place during that time.


  • We now turn to the Explanada de España, a famous promenade built in the 20th century that extends from Puerta del Mar to Parque de Canalejas.


  • It is mainly characterized by its composition of more than 6 million white, red and black tiles in the shape of sea waves.


  • It has four rows of palm trees that adorn the promenade, this being one of its main attractions.


  • Before the Civil War, this place was called “Paseo de Los Mártires”.


  • Around it there are several shops, cafes and bars where you can stop to enjoy and buy.


  • Free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Castillo de Santa Barbara


A stop full of history

  • We recommend that you go to the guides that this place has, available in both Spanish and English. Rates vary from € 3 to € 5, for children it is free.


  • It is a castle dating from the 9th century in a Renaissance style located on Mount Benacantil.


  • Its name derives from the day of Santa Bárbara, since on that date the castle was taken by Alfonso de Castilla from the Arabs.


  • This castle suffered bombing from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, it was from the year 1963 when it was opened to the general public.


  • This place is divided into three parts. In the first place is the Turret, there is the old Torre del Homenaje. Later, the intermediate enclosure where several rooms are located, such as the Patio de Armas and the Felipe II Room. Finally, in the lower enclosure is the Revellín de Bon Repós.


  • During the Spanish Civil War this place served as a prison.


  • It is also called "The Face of the Moor", since if you look at it from afar, its structure resembles the face of an Arab warrior.


  • From this castle you can enjoy the best views of Alicante. Take advantage of them!


  • There are several ways to go up to the castle, such as by car, walking or by elevator. It is important to know that access by elevator is paid.


  • Free.


  • +34 965147160


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday. From April 1 to September 30 it opens from 10:00 am to 22:00 pm. From October 1 to March 31 it opens from 10:00 am to 20:00 pm.


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Mercado Central de Alicante


The main shopping center in Alicante

  • If you want to stop for a delicious coffee to relax during your walk, we recommend the cafeteria that this market has located in the outer square.


  • At the back of the market there is a flower shop that displays a variety of picturesque and colorful species that make for excellent photographs.


  • It is a building built by J. Vidal Ramos between the years 1911 and 1912.


  • As a historical fact, this building was bombed by the fascist aviation of Italy.


  • There is nothing better than going through this market where you will find the best prices and the best quality in butcher, delicatessen, greengrocer, bakery and florist products, among others.


  • Free


  • +34 965205809 +34 965140841


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.


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Puerto de Alicante


A walk with beautiful views of Alicante

  • You have to visit this seaport in the city of Alicante, dedicated to multiple activities such as travel and transportation of merchandise.


  • In the port there is a wide variety of small places where you can stop for a snack or drink.


  • It was built in 1476, since that year it has been an important place for Alicante's trade.


  • This port offers travel services to the island of Tabarca and cities such as Oran, Algiers and Ibiza, among others.


  • This port offers you excellent views of the city, as well as spectacular boats in its vicinity.


  • Free.


  • +34 965130095


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Castillo De San Fernando


A good place to enjoy with the family

  • From the top of this castle you can get impressive views of the city that you will love.


  • It is a castle built by Pablo Ordobas in 1813, during the War of Independence against France.


  • Its name derives from Fernando VII, King of Spain between March and May 1808.


  • In the beginning, this castle was built with the purpose of functioning as a prison.


  • According to tourists, it is a good place to take a leisurely walk, enjoy the city streets and have a family picnic.


  • Free


  • +34 965149219


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Edificio Carbonell


Casa Carbonell - One of the most emblematic buildings in l

  • If you want to take a photo, from the square in front of the building is where the building will best be seen.


  • Casa Carbonell is a modernist Valencian style building that has 880 square meters.


  • It was built between 1922 and 1925, designed by the architect Vidal Ramos at the request of Don Enrique Carbonell.


  • Inside it houses spaces such as premises, offices and even homes.


  • Many years ago there was an accident where an Algiers seaplane collided with one of the terraces of the dome of the structure, causing the death of the crew and damage to the structure.


  • Legend has it that Enrique Carbonell decided to take revenge for the bad treatment he had one day at the Palas hotel, building this structure right in front of it, currently stealing the attention of tourists.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Illa Tabarca | Isla de Tabarca


Enjoy this paradise island in Alicante

  • It is recommended that you bring caps, hats, sunscreen and water, since the island does not have trees and the sun beats down here.


  • This island served as a refuge for Berber pirates between the 15th and 16th centuries. From then on, King Carlos III gave the order to populate the island with inhabitants of Genoa in order to put an end to piracy on the island.


  • It is an archipelago approximately 1800 meters long made up of the most incredible and magnificent landscapes of Alicante.


  • There are restaurants where they offer delicious dishes, among them are Tío Collonet, La Almadraba and Tere. One of the biggest specialties is the cauldron.


  • In the town there are places that you cannot miss such as the Governor's House and the Church of San Pedro.


  • When you arrive at the main gate of the island also called Puerta de Levante, you will find different shops that you can access to take a souvenir of this picturesque island.


  • Free.


  • 2 h - 4 h

    10 hours


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours



3 Ratings

martinamendoza

martinamendoza

Excelente guía! Este fin de semana le sacaremos provecho

20/08/2020

antoniorexha

antoniorexha

Este paseo es encantador. Llevé a mis hijos y la pasamos genial por sus Castillos. Plazas e iglesias. ¡Guía Maravillosa!

31/07/2020

elenasanz

elenasanz

Nos han encantado todos los sitios sin ninguna excepción!

22/10/2019