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Top attractions to visit while you are in Alicante

Posted By: happylife.es writers
Date: Monday, 21 August 2023, at 11:00 a.m. 


Alicante is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca with beaches, monuments, and fantastic museums all form part of this city’s great appeal bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and renowned for being a dynamic city, with a warm climate. Whether you're exploring historic sites, lounging on sandy shores, or immersing yourself in cultural treasures, Alicante offers a joyful and enriching experience that captures the essence of happylife.es.

What to see?                                     

The Santa Barbara Castle is located on the top of Benacantil Mountain, 166 meters above sea level; it gives the city great strategic value. From there, you can see almost the entire bay of Alicante.

On its slopes have been found archaeological remains of the Bronze Age, Iberian, and Roman, but the origin of the fortress is in the late ninth century with Muslim rule.

The Castle of Santa Barbara has many entrances that you can use on foot, by car or by bus by the lift which is opposite Postiguet Beach.   

Location : Avenida de Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain

Opening Hours

Winter (1 October to 31 March): 10:00 to 20: 00h. Every day.

April, May, June and September from 10:00 to 22: 00h. Every day.

July and August from 10:00 to 24:00 hours


The Esplanade of Spain is a promenade extending parallel to the port, from the Puerta del Mar to the Canalejas Park. It is one of the most popular roads in the city of Alicante and was built on the old city embankment during the first half of the 20th century. This emblematic walkway is made up of six and a half million marble tesserae that draw a wavy mosaic of red, black and white colors.

Explanada de Espana

Location: Explanada de España s/n, Alicante 03001

The Port of Alicante is a seaport in Alicante, Spain on the Mediterranean Sea used for commercial and passenger traffic. The port is administered by the Port Authority of Alicante.

 If you want to see typical Spanish streets and old town, you should visit Barrio de Santa Cruz. There you can find lots of wee narrow lanes, steep climbs, beautiful houses and lovely wall arts. A beautiful place to take memorable pictures of your trip.     


 Location: Casco antiguo de Alicante 

Ayuntamiento de Alicante is a Baroque civil architecture of the eighteenth century built on the old House of the City. You can see ornamental elements such as the salomonic columns of the facade or its two towers. Inside, there are Blue Room (Elizabethan style), the Plenary Hall and a chapel where you can celebrate Masses.


Location: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1.

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