Hello, alicante

Different civilizations have passed through these lands, leaving their mark which can be seen in all corners of this emblematic city. All of this adds to the appeal of this modern city with a primary focus on tourism, but also a special interest in industry and commerce. Alicante, situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, offers not only a great variety of services but also a wide range of cultural activities, with its museums, its festivals and its nature areas, in particular the Island of Tabarca (Mediterranean Marine Reserve).

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Alicante has a wide variety of beaches, from fine sand to rocky ones. Most of them are proud to hold the Blue Flag award.El Postiguet is the Alicante beach par excellence! Located in the very heart of the city. It’s a long sandy beach and is close to all types of services.The San Juan beach is the most famous beach, not only because it is the longest, but also because of the quality and cleanliness of its waters.

Civil War Anti-aircraft Shelters

The objects and text explanations displayed in the different rooms intend to show visitors the historical and social context that surrounded the construction and use of these bomb shelters in Alicante during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939).You can find several preserved shelters throughout Alicante: 1. Plaza de Séneca; 2. Plaza Dr. Balmis;3. Les Cigarreres cultural centre (former Fábrica de Tabacos);4. Castillo de San Fernando (from Calle Padre Mariana);5. Marqués de Molins;6. Plaza Músico Óscar Tordera Iñesta;7. Santa Faz monastery.

Archaeological Museum of Alicante — MARQ Museum

Created in 1932, MARQ Museum was originally located on the ground floor of the Provincial Council building on Avenida de la Estación in Alicante. In 2002 it was transferred to the former site of the San Juan de Dios Provincial Hospital. Visitors to this highly innovative and visual museum can enjoy an avant-garde approach to archaeology supported by modern audiovisual techniques. Its exhibits stretch from the Palaeolithic through to the Contemporary Modern Culture, tracing our history.

Hogueras Museum

Museo de Fogueres, also known as Museo De Las Hogueras and Bonfire museum, is dedicated to the most popular “fiesta” in Alicante. It shows the "ninots", or wooden statues that have been "saved" — i.e., not burned every year — in a video room showing the best of this "fiesta", photographs, costumes, etc. This museum is especially nice for families with children!