An exciting Spanish city of cultural riches
Alicante is the birthplace of tapas - dining under the stars on its lantern-lit cobbled streets will make you realise Alicante is more than just a gateway to Costa Blanca. Art lovers should not miss a visit to the Museo de la Asegurada modern art museum, with works by some of the great Spanish artists Salvador Dali and Picasso. To see the traditional side of Alicante take a stroll through the historic buildings and whitewashed houses set on the narrow streets of the old town.
Glamorous nights by the waterfront
The Alicante Marina is also a popular hotspot, full of entertainment with restaurants, café and a shopping centre. In the evenings there’s nothing better than taking a moonlight stroll along its wide promenade people watching or marvelling at the expensive yachts.
Discover a castle in the clouds
Perched high upon the top of Mount Bencantil, Santa Barbara Castle overlooks the city, creating a constant backdrop to your travels. This grand Moorish structure seemingly rises out of the craggy golden cliff-edge. Yet incredibly, Alicante's history stretches even further back into antiquity, at nearby Lucentum. The sprawling remains of this ancient Roman city date to 215BC, and the crumbled sandstone ruins give you a stark reminder of the city’s great heritage.