Perched on top of Mount Benacantil, at a height of 166 metres, stands one of Spain’s largest mediaeval fortresses, providing great views of Alicante’s perfect bay. The Castle of Santa Bárbara is the most visited monument in the city.
Due to the celebration of the Teatre Clàssic d’Alacant Festival, from 30 August to 2 September in the Castle of Santa Barbara, road access and lift services will be restricted from 4 p.m.
Urban beaches, wild coves, fine golden sand, crystal clear waters. Alicante gives you all the Mediterranean to enjoy your favorite sports or just relax in the sun; San Juan beach, the Cabo de las Huertas coves, la Almadraba beach, la Albufereta beach, el Postiguet beach, el Saladar-Urbanova beach, beach Agua Amarga ( the doggy beach of Alicante).
The province of Alicante is famous for the quality of its leather goods: shoes, bags and accessories. It is also well-known for the quality of items used for decoration such as rugs, wickerwork and traditional pottery. There are a wide range of shops to browse around in Alicante, in the city centre, the numerous shopping malls and also in the open air stalls in different public places, open all year round!
So many adjectives to describe Alicante’s cuisine sophisticated, market, Mediterranean, signature, traditional, hearty, tapas…An extremely tasty city!! The local cuisine is typically mediterranean and certainly, one of the great attractions of Alicante. Its history, its geography, its climate and the fertile lands of its province bring richness and diversity to Alicante’s cuisine.