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Alicante Travel Guide

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Alicante Travel Guide

Alicante is a coastal paradise in the South of Spain, rich with history and scenery. With roots going back before the Roman Empire, Alicante is Valencia’s second largest city, and has everything from beautiful beaches, to historic Baroque style Architecture.

Getting Around in Alicante

The Alicante Tram is easily accessed from most hotels, and comes highly rated by travelers. Fast, clean, and efficient, the Alicante Tram will get you most anywhere in the City, and also can take you to some great surrounding travel destinations such as Benidorm, providing breathtaking views along the way.

Castle of Santa Barbara

Looming high above the Harbor and Old-Town cobblestone streets, the Castle of Santa Barbara is a sight to behold. Taking the scenic route to the Castle through the streets of Alicante will prove a bit challenging, but travelers will be rewarded at the end with magnificent views of the City, and surrounding scenery.

Explanada De Espana

For a much more leisurely walking experience, head to the Explanada De Espana, to get a true feel for Alicante and it’s culture. Here you will walk along a scenic beach, lined with shops, vendors, and elegant cafes, providing a relaxing, refreshing escape for the weary traveler.

Magnificent Museums

Art and architecture displays are second to none in the Museums of Alicante.  Combining history with modern technology, the Archaeological Museum of Alicante receive the European Museum of the Year Award in 2004.  It’s Dioramas and interactive displays represent three classes of architecture: ground, urban, and underwater. Art Enthusiasts should not miss Gravina Museum of Fine Arts hosts 16th through 19th Century displays, and Asegurada Museum of Contemporary Art.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about travel in Alicante.

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