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Mount Benacantil

Mount Benacantil (Alicante) – this 166 meter high mountain dominates Alicante’s skyline. The Castillo de Santa Bárbara is perched don top of it. There are three different enclosures from various periods:   Upper-level enclosure (“La Torrera”) is where visitors will find the keep and the most ancient remains of the fortress, which mostly date from […]

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Lucentum Archaelogical Site

Lucentum Archaelogical Site (Calle de Zeus, La Albufereta, Alicante) — Located just 3 km. from the city centre, in the area known as Tossal de Manises, are the major archaeological remains of the Roman city of Lucentum, or ancient Alicante. This is an important reference point for the Ibero-Roman period. The site covers 5 hectares, […]

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Explanada de España

Explanada de España (Alicante) – a.k.a. the “Paseo de la Explanada”, this is a maritime promenade that runs parallel to the port, from the Puerta del Mar to Canalejas Park. This pedestrian boulevard is easily noticed by its red, black and cream tiles (as many as 6 million of them) – reminiscent to the pavement […]

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Castle of San Fernando

Castle of San Fernando (Monte Tossal, Alicante) — this castle was built on Monte Tossal (outskirts of Alicante) to counteract the threat of invasion by Napoleon’s troops during the early 1800s. Part of the wall still remains, and the site is used at present as a relaxation area. It is important as one of the […]

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Castillo de Santa Bárbara

Castillo de Santa Bárbara — it is set on the Monte Benacantil hill, a location of great strategic value. It is so-called as it was captured from the Moors by prince Alfonso of Castile on the feast day of Santa Bárbara. The castle was remodelled in the times of Philip II. It suffered numerous bombardments […]

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Basilica of Santa María

Basilica of Santa María (Plaza de Santa Maria, Alicante) — the oldest church in the town of Alicante. Built on the site of a mosque. Built in the 13th century in Gothic style. After a fire in the 15th century, it had to be rebuilt. The façade is entirely Baroque. The main front is noteworthy […]

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Ayuntamiento

Ayuntamiento (Plaza del Ayuntamiento 1, Alicante) — the baroque work of this structure was designed by architect Lorenzo Chápuli and built on the site of the former city hall in the 18th century. Visitors can admire its ornamental elements such as the barley-sugar columns on the facade or its two towers. Inside there are several […]

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Centro Comercial Gran Alacant

Centro Comercial Gran Alacant (Av. Finlandia 17-21, Santa Pola, Alicante) — this shopping center is more modestly sized than others in the Alicante region, with around 75 mainly local and regional retailers. This, along with some eateries like Burger King, as well as Spanish favorites like paella.  

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Austin Bar

Austin Bar (Calle Labradores, Alicante) – located in the historical center of Alicante, Austin is a pub / cocktail bar with an outdoor space and with screens showing sports on weekend. This is a good location to enjoy a fresh drink while watching the Sunday football matches. Austin Bar is very popular with American students […]

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Alma del Sur

Alma del Sur (Calle Muñoz 2, Alacant, Alicante) – for those wanting simple fried seafood items – from Fish N’ Chips to calamari and octopus, this is a fine small place for such items (for less than €10). It has been highly-rated by various travelers on sites like TripAdvisor.com