4-day trip to Alicante and surroundings


This guide has the best places so that you can organize your trip in the best way and explore the beauties that Alicante has.

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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 are sure to 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.


  • The castle of San Fernando is a good place to walk quietly, enjoy the streets of the city and have a picnic with the family.


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


  • Free entrance


  • +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 the years 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 entrance.


  • +34 965205809 +34 965140841


  • 1 h - 2 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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Plaza de Los Luceros


The most emblematic of the city

  • If you like art and mythology, it is a mandatory stop on your visit to Alicante.


  • The square was inaugurated in 1915, although it has been famous since in 1930 a fountain designed by Daniel Bañuls Martinez was inaugurated in the center of the square.


  • Daniel Bañuls was a cartoonist and sculptor from Alicante. When he designed the fountain he was only 25 years old.


  • The fountain contains various figures full of mythological meanings, especially from Greek mythology.


  • Apart from the fountain, the square is also famous for being the place where the famous mascleta is celebrated during the Bonfire festivities.


  • The mascleta consists of a pyrotechnic or fireworks competition.


  • It is a place where many people usually attend.


  • The square is located in the heart of the city, where the main commercial and leisure establishments of the city of Alicante are located.


  • Gratuitous.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Barrio de Santa Cruz, Alicante


Tradition around every corner

  • It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as there are many stairs and slopes.


  • In this neighborhood you can find very important buildings in the city of Alicante, such as the Cathedral of San Nicolas.


  • It is the perfect place to walk and have a bite to eat on the way during the day or go out for a few drinks at night.


  • It is a neighborhood well known for its bars and the atmosphere of its streets.


  • It is full of colorful houses, full of flowers and tiles, which will make you feel that you are walking down a street in a patio or street in Andalusia.


  • Gratuitous


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Plaza de Gabriel Miró


Also known as Plaza de Correos

  • If you can visit her on a Sunday, do so. Almost every Sunday they usually hold painters' hangouts.


  • If you like art, you cannot miss the “Fuente de la Aguadora”.


  • Gabriel Miró Square is located near the Old Town of the city.


  • The name of the square pays homage to the Alicante writer of the same name.


  • Formerly, the square was called “the post office square”. This is because in the same area is the striking post office.


  • One of the things that most characterizes the square is the “fountain of the Aguadora” that has been located in the center since 1918.


  • We continue in Plaza Gabriel Miró, a square with lots of trees and atmosphere.


  • Gratuitous.


  • 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.


  • Later we continue with this 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, 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 annexed to the City Council that serve as enjoyment for tourists, among them is "The Discovered City", a building where you can see archaeological remains of Alicante, and "La Cota Cero", a place where the sea altitude of several cities is measured from the country.


  • Free entrance.


  • +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.


  • The next place of your visit is this castle dating from the 9th century in 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. To begin with, there 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 entrance.


  • +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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Parque de la Ereta


A piece of Monte Benacantil

  • Take a few minutes to enjoy the beautiful views it offers.


  • It is located on the slope of Mount Benacantil, above the Santa Cruz neighborhood.


  • The park has leisure and rest areas, where you can relax or have a picnic.


  • It is ideal to go with friends or family and have a good time.


  • Provides one of the best views of Alicante.


  • From the park you can appreciate the beauty of the city of Alicante from a different perspective. You can see the sea, the port and the streets all at once.


  • Gratuitous.


  • 965 14 32 90


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Winter hours: 8: 00- 21:00 Summer hours: 9: 00- 23:00


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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, in its time the largest in the city.


  • 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 entrance.


  • +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 photo, from the square in front of the building is where the building will best be 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 entrance.


  • 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 walk of maximum relaxation

  • 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 enjoy or shop.


  • Free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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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!


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


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


  • Nothing better than starting the day relaxed under a sunny landscape.


  • Prices vary according to the services purchased.


  • 2 h - 4 h

    4-5 hours.


  • 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

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


  • Free entrance.


  • +34 965130095


  • 1 h - 2 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. One of the biggest specialties is the Caldero Tabarquino, typical food of the island.


  • 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, there are several shops that you can visit to take a souvenir of this picturesque island.


  • Free entrance.


  • 2 h - 4 h

    7 hours


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours.


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Parque El Palmeral


Ideal park for the little ones at home

  • Go through every corner of the famous park and take a few minutes to rest on its benches.


  • It is a park located on Avenida de Elche in Alicante, inaugurated in 1997 with 7000 palm trees, hence its name.


  • We continue with El Palmeral, ideal for family plans as it has various spaces for walks, exercise, games, lakes and bridges.


  • There are activities you can enjoy like bike rides, rowing, swings, and board games.


  • On several occasions there are animation performances, puppet theater and children's story theater, ideal for the little ones in the house.


  • If you want to relax, you have picnic areas where you can sit down for a snack or dinner and enjoy the vegetation.


  • Free entrance.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 09:00 to 23:00 in winter. 10:00 to 22:00 in summer


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Calpe


Wonderful tourist spot to be in tranquility

  • In this town you have the possibility to practice diving, a very popular activity among tourists.


  • This town has a very rich and magnificent history. Societies and cultures such as the Romans, Iberians, Greeks and Christians inhabited its surroundings.


  • It has 14 beaches, all of them have impressive beauty, crystal clear waters and total relaxation for you.


  • The most famous part is the Peñón de Ifach, a large rock that tourists climb to have the most beautiful views of Calpe.


  • It has an excellent climate that allows you to enjoy the wonderful sunny landscapes it offers.


  • It is an incredible place to spend your days, as it has many hotels, most of them picturesque in appearance and with the best quality of services.


  • Free entrance.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours


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Altea


To have a visual spectacle of sea, flowers and colors

  • It is composed of narrow streets formed of stones, small houses and beautiful colored flowers around it.


  • It has a high historical value, as in Calpe. Here civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans and Muslims lived, among others.


  • Altea, with 24,000 inhabitants, is considered one of the most beautiful towns in the country.


  • To end your trip in Alicante, you can enjoy its beautiful beaches with a sea that at first glance is turquoise in color, offering one of the best landscapes.


  • If you visit in August, you cannot miss the fireworks at Castell de L'Olla. If you go in September, you must go to the festivities of Los Moros and Los Cristianos.


  • An impressive site to visit is the church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, an image of Altea and a religious center with beautiful decorations seen from anywhere in Altea.


  • Among the places of greatest interest in Altea are the Torre de la Galera, the Torre de Bellaguarda, Palau Altea and El Pueblo Antiguo, among others.


  • Free entrance.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 24 hours



3 Ratings

martinamendoza

martinamendoza

Si llegamos con el tiempo pasaremos por Calpe, pero sin dudas, visitaremos Tabarca.

20/08/2020

elena_porelmundo

elena_porelmundo

Lo disfruté al máximo, su gastronomía es única. El mercado de las flores, los Castillos y el Puerto fantástico. ¡Alicante lo tiene todo!

12/08/2020

alejandrita

alejandrita

Quería ir a Alicante con mi novio que es Artista para conocer la Plaza de los Luceros por suerte esta queda en el centro y pudimos probar sabrosa comida y hacer algunas compras.

03/08/2020