Alicante is a port city on Spain's southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses and a lively nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast.

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Santa Bárbara Castle

12th century


scenic town

Explanada de Espana

stroll, marina

Archeological Museum

archaeological museum

Palm Groves

UNESCO world heritage

Volvo Ocean Race

ocean race artifacts

Guardamar Beach

beach, dunes

Museum of Contemporary Art

20th century

Basilica of Santa Maria

16th century

Alicante Marina

stroll, marina

Central Market

colorful market

Sant Nicolàs church

17th century

Santisima Trinidad

18th century