Alicante – a really beautiful city on the Mediterranean on the Costa Blanca. The Mediterranean climate of the city of Alicante combines all the benefits of a beach holiday with a city break. Beautiful white sandy beaches stretch along the coast from Alicante and just behind the magnificent promenade along the harbor also begins the hustle and bustle of the city. No wonder that every year millions of tourists from around the world moves into the versatile and popular port city.
From Germany you can reach Alicante comfortably by plane. Also Ryanair and Scandinavian Airlines fly to the airport of Alicante and lure tourists with cheap fares. The airport is located about ten kilometers from the city center and is accessible via the N332 easy to reach by car. There is also Bus to the city center. The public transport network in Alicante is well developed, so you quickly can go from A to B and also the surrounding areas.
Once in the city of Alicante you would be able to immediately detect the landmarks of Alicante, among which it is Santa Bárbara’s castle. This fort is considered to be one of the biggest in Europe and is situated on a cliff above the old town. Already in the 9th century, the Moors had started to build, between the 11th and 13th and in the 18th century was followed by extensions. In Santa Bárbara it is much to discover; here you can admire old cannons, armor and historical works of art. Changing art exhibitions and a shop invite you to the historic walls. The panoramic restaurant from which one has a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and region, invites you to linger. The Castillo can be reached by road or by elevator inside the mountain. The entrance to the elevator is located opposite the beach Postiguet on the road just to the left of the white footbridge. To return, also have the opportunity through the Parque de la Ereta to go that leads to the old town from the castle down.
In the narrow streets, visitors can stroll just fine or stop off at one of the cozy cafes. Alicante city center is crisscrossed by narrow streets, where there are numerous bars and restaurants where you can dine excellently. From original Spanish cuisine to international delicacies they offer everything to you. There are tapas bars and local clubs to entertain or enjoy a lively party in the evenings drinking your “Cerveza”. A wide selection of restaurants will give you the way also offered on the edge of the Promenade de España; there you can meet up the locals.
Tourismus-Information (Fremdenverkehrsamt) Alicante Tourist Büro
Avenida Rambla de Méndez Núñez, 23 – 03002 Alicante
Telefon: 965 200 000 – Fax: 965 200 243
In addition, Alicante has many buildings worth seeing. History-churches, magnificent town houses, and palaces are among the most impressive sights of Alicante. A visit to the town hall with its towers and forged iron balconies on is highly recommended for a city break. Midweek (Monday to Friday) you can visit the Baroque and from the inside have a look at the collection of paintings. In addition, there is to visit a very special panel, this specifies the geographical zero fixed and height measurements in Spain are oriented thereto.
In the market hall in the city center you can buy every morning fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat (except Sundays). In one of the most ancient surviving bullrings there is a museum. Here you can learn all about the controversial bullfight. A trip in the harbor of course includes a selection of deals to Alicante it. From there you can see the ferries going to the Balearic Islands and observe the Algerian city of Oran. Right on the harbor sometimes there is a large entertainment district with bars, nightclubs and a shopping mall and much more. The Park El Palmeral invites to relax and enjoy a beautiful view of the bay of Alicante. Here you can enjoy a coffee to dangle your soul and relax.