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Explanada de España

Explanada de España

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 seen at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)’s famed promenade at Copacabana beach.

 

Meander along the Explanada and you will discover the essence of the city, stalls selling local handicrafts jostle with pavement cafes, whilst locals meeting up with friends for coffee mingle with tourists soaking up the atmosphere. During the summer months, while away your afternoon or Sunday morning sitting in the shade at the music pavilion where you can listen to the free concerts held there or during the city’s many fiestas immerse yourself in the party atmosphere that is often centered around La Explanada. Needless to say, this is one of Alicante’s most popular tourist areas.