alicante

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).

Shopping

The Shopping to Visit

El Corte Inglés

Spain’s largest chain of department stores is to be found in 53 Avenida Maisonnave and 1-3 Avda. Federico Soto. Sooner or later, everyone comes here. Take the opportunity to buy "turrones," nougat with nuts. You can also find Fondillon, a wine unique to the Alicante region.

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El Barrio

Small shops selling all types of presents, souvenirs, clothes and typical foods can be found in the narrow streets of the old town.

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Explanada de España

Walking along the Explanada you will find a versatile craftwork market with a high number of stands offering clothes, leather goods and decorative items, perfect souvenirs of your visit to Alicante. You can now head on to Plaza Gabriel Miró. In this romantic corner of the city centre you will find bars and restaurants where you can stop, or continue until you reach Calle San Francisco, a decorated street full of shops you’ll love.

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Area Avenida Maisonnave

From the Explanada, we can walk towards the Rambla. If we reach the end of Gerona Street, we will find the heart of the city: Maisonnave. It homes the big department stores, brand name shops and international franchises.

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Area Mercado Central

Walking along the Rambla, we discover at the end of this avenue, the Mercado Central (Central Market) of Alicante. This is an emblematic building of the city, you will find here all the charm of a traditional market together with the usual high quality of our products. There is another shopping area close to this market, the avenue Alfonso el Sabio, and further away, San Vicente street. In both streets you will find a wide range of shops and, you will discover, at the end of Alfonso el Sabio, a peculiar square full of charm: Plaza de los Luceros.

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Area Teatro Principal

From the Plaza Puerta del Mar, having a walk along la Explanada de España, we walk towards the Rambla, one of the main streets of the city. Around this area you will find fashion, footwear, accessories, decoration and delicatessen shops, in streets such as Gerona, Castaños, San Francisco and Teatro. In the latter, you can visit the Teatro Principal (Main Theatre).

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