10 Top Tourist spots to visit in Alicante

Alicante is the ideal destination to enjoy your holidays due to the wide choice of places to visit. El Palmeral de Madaria would like to show you the 10 top places to visit in Alicante:

  1. Castillo de Santa Bárbara


You can not leave Alicante without visiting the flagship of the city. You will enjoy a breathtaking view over the coastline from the several viewpoints you will find on your way to the castle summit.

The access is free if you go on foot or by car. You can also take the lift in front of El Postiguet Beach

  1. Explanada de España


This promenade is famous for its three-coloured mosaic floor. It is the access to some of the main tourist spots of the city and you will find both tourists and alicantinos.

You will find a wide choice of souvenirs and handicraft shops as well as many tapas restaurants, cafés and bars with terrace where you can observe the city atmosphere.

If you walk across this promenade, you will find some of the most emblematic buildings of Alicante, you can reach both El Postiguet Beach and Canalejas Park.

  1. Playa de San Juan


The ideal place to enjoy the amazing sunlight of Alicante. The favourite for both tourists and Alicantinos.

You can go sunbathing, do some swimming and then go for some tapas in of the chiringuitos by the sea.

If you are more active, you will find a wide offer for water Sports (windsurf, kitesurf), beachfootball and Volleyball. You will also find many playgrounds for kids.

San Juan Beach is also famous for its promenade where you will be able to do some shopping, eating and taking delicious Pictures.

  1. Alicante Port


More than 1km of promenade by the sea. You will find a wide offer of both restaurant and bars. This is the ideal place for leisure.

  1. Barrio de Santa Cruz


This charming spot of the city is close to Santa Barbara Castle and also is the access to the old town.

You can only visit Santa Cruz on foot but it is absolutely worth because you will have the feeling of being in a small town. The white houses full of plants and the narrow streets will transport you to an ancient time.

Do not forget to visit the Ermita de Santa Cruz on the top of the neighbourhood

  1. Mercado Central


The ideal place to taste the typical products of Alicante. There are also many terraces, restaurants and flower shops in the square next to the Mercado. You can also try the “Tardeo” experience; young people meet up at the mercado square on Saturday from 13.00 to have tapas and then go to Castaños street for a drink. The atmosphere is so lively.

  1. MARQ Museum


The archeoligical museum is without any doubt the best museum of the city. Both the permanent exhibition and the temporary ones (there is one about the Vikings now that is really amazing) are really good and interesting. It is also a children friendly museum. They organize many activities for them

  1. Concatedral de San Nicolás


The most important religious monument of the city. It is located in the heart of the old town so you will be able the visit this charming part of the city. This church was built over the ruins of a former construction and it is a mix of Baroque and Herrerian style. The 45 metre blue dome inside is amazing.

Another religious monument you will like a lot is the Basilica de Santa María, also located in the old town.

  1. Alicante Golf


The excellent weather conditions in Alicante allow you to practice outdoor sports thorughout the year and golf is one of the most interesting sports you can practice. It does not matter if you are an amateur or a beginner, Alicante Golf Course is the ideal place to play this elegant sport.

After playing, you can eat out or go Shopping in the nearby La Seda outdoor shopping mall. You will find here delicious restaurants.

Alicante Golf is just 5 minute ride away from El Palmeral de Madaria.

  1. Isla de Tabarca


This little island is one the gems in Alicante. You can go there by boat (KonTiki) from the port. The journey takes 45 minutes.

You will find a paradise of crystalline Waters where you can dive. Tabarca is considered as a marine reserve. The 2nd main attraction in Tabarca is El Caldero; a typical fishermen meal, it is a kind of fish paella. Before eating the rice, you will have the fish that has been used to cook the paella.

This is an ideal plan for a one-day trip. Do not forget to enjoy the sunset from the Island.

Hope you make the most of this list when you visit Alicante and we remind you that in El Palmeral de Madaria you will find the ideal apartments to stay in Alicante.

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