Alicante The Essential
Recommended
Alicante has always been renowned for the quality of its light. The Greeks called it Akra Leuka (white citadel), and the Romans Lucentum (city of light). This welcoming, typically Mediterranean city is a pleasant mix of provincial calm and the hustle and bustle associated with a busy tourist resort. The historic quarter and 10C castle of Santa Bárbara combine with the port and beach to create a harmonious atmosphere with a distinctly maritime feel.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Alicante
Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Alicante - MARQ
Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Alicante - MARQ
This informative and well-presented
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San Nicolás Cathedral
San Nicolás Cathedral
San Nicolas Cathedral was built at the
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Santa Bárbara Castle
Santa Bárbara Castle
Santa Bárbara Castle played a key role
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Alicante's Old Town
Alicante's Old Town
The historic centre of Alicante is one
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Museum of contemporary Art (MACA) - Casa de la Asegurada
Museum of contemporary Art (MACA) - Casa de la Asegurada
The museum of the Asegurada, set up in
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Explanada de España
Explanada de España
All those who love walking cherish the
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