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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).

To Do & To See

Plenty of things to do and see

El Castell de Guadalest

El Castell de Guadalest

El Castell de Guadalest is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Having a stroll through the streets of the village is a real pleasure. San José Castle, Orduña house, the bell tower and the unusual museums will attract your attention. If you like walking in the mountains, El Castell de Guadalest is the perfect place to be in contact with nature and if you are a gastronomy lover, our restaurants offer a combination of traditional dishes and the latest innovations.

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Civil War Anti-aircraft Shelters/Refugios antiaéreos de la Guerra Civil Española

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.

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flower pots in Alicante Old Town

Old Town Quarter

Back in the old town quarter, we recommend a route that includes a visit to the San Nicholas Co-cathedral dating from the 17th century. The cloisters, however, are from the 15th-century (Herrerian Renaissance style). The Town Hall building is an 18th-century Baroque building. The Santa María Basilica, a gothic structure based on the mosque from the ancient town, dates from the 14th and 16th centuries and was completed with Baroque and Rococo finishes in the 18th century.

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blue TuriBus in Alicante


For those who want to have a general idea of Alicante, or for those with less time, Alicante offers a special service — the TuriBús — a bus through the city with 10 interesting stops for holidaymakers. The sights and sites are explained in Spanish, Valencian, English, French, German and Italian.

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beach boardwalk in Alicante


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.

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ninots sculptures

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!

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