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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Explanada de España

    Promenade
    The full name of this promenade is Calle de l'Explanada de España and is probably one of the most beautiful esplanades in Spain. The pedestrianised promenade is made from 6.6 million mosaic stones. The black, white and red stones form a fascinating wave effect. Running almost one kilometre along the seafront, this is a great place for a stroll, admiring the fabulous yachts. Restaurants and bars along the Explanada are wonderful places to linger, which explains why the promenade is also a favourite meeting place in the evening.
    Explanada de España
    03002 Alicante
    alicanteturismo.com
  • El Palmeral

    Green oasis
    The palm grove El Palmeral is located right on the waterfront of the Bay of Alicante. The green oasis covers an area of around 7.2 hectares. Visitors can stroll around between palm trees, cacti and many other plants, and enjoy a relaxing break on a boat trip on the small lakes and streams. There are bridges, waterfalls, footpaths that can be explored by bike, or cafés for a welcome break. This is relaxation at its best and only half an hour from the city.
    Avinguda d'Elx, s/n
    03008 Alicante
    +34 966 65 81 96
    elpalmeral.com
  • Concatedral de San Nicolás de Bari

    An opulent building
    The Concatedral de San Nicolás de Bari is a magnificent building and probably the most significant church in Alicante. It was constructed in the 17th century, features High Baroque elements and despite its grandness, is also very plain. The central nave, with its 45 metre-high dome, and the interconnected lateral chapels are particularly impressive. The floor plan of the church is laid out like a Latin cross. The church can be visited free of charge. Guided tours are also available.
    Plaza de Abad Penalva, 2
    03002 Alicante
    +34 965 21 26 62
    concatedralalicante.com
  • Island of Tabarca

    Beautiful location for swimming
    The waters around the island were placed under nature conservation in 1986. Tabarca is a perfect day trip from Alicante. It is located around 20 kilometres from the city and can be reached easily by boat or catamaran. A trip in a glass-bottomed boat is also a fantastic experience, providing a unique view of the ocean reserve's underwater world. Besides having an interesting history, the island of Tabarca also boasts beautiful bays and crystal-clear water.
    +34 965 14 92 19
    islatabarca.com
  • Castillo de Santa Bárbara

    A landmark
    The Castillo de Santa Bárbara is considered to be the landmark of the city and is worth a visit for two reasons: Firstly, visitors can learn about the eventful history of the region. Secondly, the view from the castle on the Monte Benacantil mountain is simply fantastic. Visitors can either climb up to the castle on foot, park their car at the rear of the Monte Benacantil, or reach the castle using a lift that runs up the inside of the mountain.
    03002 Alicante
    +34 965 92 77 15
    castillodesantabarbara.com
  • Playa San Juan

    The best-loved beach
    Playa San Juan is the most popular beach in Alicante. This approximately 7 kilometre-long promenade is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Many consider it to be Spain's most beautiful beach. Perfect for enjoying the dolce far niente, for playing games and sport, or simply sitting on a bench and watching the world go by: this beach has something for everyone. In the evening, there is a range of entertainment, with restaurants, bars and discos.
    Playa San Juan
    03540 Alicante
  • Mercado Central

    Culinary shopping excursion
    The Mercado Central in Alicante should be on any visitor's itinerary. The locals also do their shopping here. The market sells everything – fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, wine and olive oil – and shoppers wander through the market hall with marvelling eyes. If there's too much to choose from here, shoppers always have the chance to try tiny tasters. Plan enough time to do it justice.
    Avenida de Alfonso X El Sabio, 8
    03004 Alicante
    +34 965 14 08 41
    alicante.es.
  • ALE-HOP

    Cheap and cheerful
    This store simply sells everything: fashion, accessories, stationery, jewellery, toys, gifts and decorations – and does so at really cheap prices. It’s hard to miss this store, especially as a large plastic cow greets people at the entrance. The interior is colourful and jolly, and leaving empty handed is highly unlikely.
    Av. de Denia, 1
    03002 Alicante
    +34 965 22 05 40
    ale-hop.org
  • Museo Arqueológica Provincial

    Dive into the past
    This museum has been open in its current form since the year 2000. It provides an interesting journey through history, ranging from the Iberian and Roman culture to the Middle Ages. Anyone who loves delving into forgotten treasures has come to the right place here. Visitors can admire exhibits that are over 100,000 years old, as well as everyday scenes from the Roman ages.
    Plaza Doctor Gómez Ulla s/n
    03013 Alicante
    +34 965 149 006
    marqalicante.com
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

    Miró, Dalí and Gris
    This museum of contemporary art (known as MACA), opened in 2011 and is home to three permanent exhibitions, including an art collection from the 20th century, containing works from Miró, Dalí, Gris, Juan, Julio González to name but a few, an extensive collection by Juana Francés, and a collection by Eusebio Sempere.
    Plaza de Santa María, 3
    03002 Alicante
    +34 965 213 156
    maca-alicante.es