One day in Alicante


Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, it is one of the tourist enclaves of Spain. The beauty of its beaches and its cosmopolitan character make Alicante a city full of possibilities.

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Castillo De San Fernando


A good place to enjoy with the family

  • From the top of the castle you can get stunning views of the city. You're going to love it.


  • 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.


  • This castle was made with the purpose of functioning as a prison.


  • We start our day in this magnificent castle, a place that, according to tourists, is a good place to walk quietly, enjoy the streets of the city and have a family picnic.


  • For the little ones it is excellent, since in its surroundings there are parks with swings, slides and others.


  • Free.


  • +34 965149219


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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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 1911 and 1912.


  • As a historical fact, this building suffered a bombing by the fascist aviation of Italy causing multiple deaths.


  • To continue enjoying Alicante, nothing better than to continue in this market where you will find the best prices and the best quality in butchery, delicatessen, greengrocer, bakery and florist products, among others.


  • Free.


  • +34 965205809 - +34 9651408


  • 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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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 to receive brochures that will help you to have more tourist information about Alicante.


  • Later we continue with this baroque style building built in the 17th century by the architect Lorenzo Chápuli.


  • Here there are important rooms such as the Blue Room, the Plenary Room 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.


  • +34 965149100


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

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


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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.


  • This 9th century castle is in the Renaissance style and is 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.


  • It suffered bombings from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, it was from the year 1963 when it was opened to the general public.


  • 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 different options to go up to the castle such as by car, walking or by elevator. It is important to remember 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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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 of 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.


  • Then we pass through what is considered by the inhabitants of the city 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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Carbonell


One of the most emblematic buildings in the city

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


  • We continue our visit at Casa Carbonell, 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 they house 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, stealing the attention of tourists today.


  • Free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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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, 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!


  • Its name is based on a small shutter by which people are given access.


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


  • 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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Explanada de España


Discover this quiet walk

  • 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, located from the Puerta del Mar to the Canalejas Park.


  • 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, being one of its main attractions.


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


  • Around it there are different shops, cafes and bars where you can stop to buy or eat.


  • Free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Puerto de Alicante


A walk with beautiful views of Alicante

  • I recommend you go to the Casino, it is a very striking building with a facade full of lights.


  • This seaport in the city of Alicante is 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.


  • To end the day there is nothing better than taking a walk in its surroundings, 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



5 Ratings

dieg_malon

dieg_malon

Lo que más me gustó es que disfruté de todos los paseos de manera gratuita. Él Castillo, El Ayuntamiento y la Basílica fuera de orden.

21/08/2020

martinamendoza

martinamendoza

Sin dudas daremos una vuelta por el mercado! Será que hay sitios con restricciones por la pandemia, verdad?

20/08/2020

viajera_de_corazon

viajera_de_corazon

Está guía me ofreció la cara más hermosa de esta región en tan solo un día. Bravo 10 de 10.

18/08/2020

alichispix

alichispix

Las vistas desde el castillo de Alicante son incomparables, de verdad y las playas lo mejor. estoy súper feliz de haber conocido está bella ciudad, así haya sido por un solo día nada más.

05/08/2020

antoniorexha

antoniorexha

me gusta la playa e invite a mi novia a este paseo por nuestro aniversario. La ciudad es bella llena de nostalgia y linaje. El castillo Santa Bárbara, extraordino.

02/08/2020