Parks and gardens in Alicante

Canalejas park

Situated very close to the sea and the Explanada de España, this is one of Alicante’s most well-known and most visited parks, famous for its centenary ficus trees that cover the whole length of the park with shade.

Paseo de Gómiz

During the second half of the 19th century, the city walls were brought down and the first urbanisation plans were drawn up for Alicante. In 1890, the Ministry of Public Works approved the Urbanisation Plan proposed by architect José Guardiola Picó, and it was definitively passed with a few modifications in July 1892.

La Ereta park

This park has excellent views of San Nicolás Cathedral and the Port thanks to its location on Mount Benacantil. It is also a great starting point for visiting other appealing sights such as the Santa Cruz district.

Gabriel Miró square

Also known as “Post Office Square”, as the Postal Service Headquarters is located here in a magnificent building that has recently been restored to its former glory. This square is situated in a strategic central location, very close to the main business district and the old town. Its leafy centenary ficus trees make this a particularly special place.

Explanada de España

Also known as the “Paseo de la Explanada”, this is a maritime promenade that runs parallel to the port, from the Puerta del Mar to Canalejas Park. One of the most popular areas in Alicante.

El Palmeral

This park’s main attractions include the lake and the numerous waterfalls that visitors can enjoy from the small boats for hire here.

La Santísima Faz square

This is one of the city’s most picturesque squares. Located just behind the Town Hall, it is one of the points of access to the old town. The square is flanked by tall palm trees.

Portal de Elche

The former gateway to Alicante, once known as “Hanging Square” as it was here that justice used to be imparted until 1810. Fortunately, today’s visitors will “only” find a pleasant sqaure with centenary ficus trees .

Panteón de Quijano

This is one of Alicante’s most famous parks. Its creator was Francisco Morell y Gómez, and works were executed between 1855 -1857.

Paseo Volado

This walkway was built to mark the Volvo Ocean Race and has extended the city’s area for recreation 500 metres nearer the sea. It was built by engineer, Florentino Regalado, based on an idea by his daughter Elena.

Plaza de Toros

Plaza de Toros bullfighting ring  is located in Plaza de España square. Inside you will find the Bullfighting Museum of Alicante.

Los Luceros square

This is one of the most emblematic squares in Alicante. Located right in the heart of the city centre, it is here that the famous firecracker displays are held every year as part of Alicante’s main festivals, las Hogueras.

Paseíto Ramiro

In this historical place located in front of the beach of Postiguet are the archaeological remains of the wall of Alicante that date from the XVI century.

Other parks and gardens in Alicante

This is one of Alicante’s most famous parks. Its creator was Francisco Morell y Gómez, and works were executed between 1855 -1857.

Lo Morant park

Located to the north of the city centre, this is Alicante’s largest park with various areas for recreation including pine groves, a lake, picnic areas and sports facilities. A great place to enjoy the outdoors.

Calvo Sotelo Square

Known as the “Pigeon Park”, this park is located in the square bearing the same name and has borne witness to some of the city’s most important historical events.

Monte Tossal

El Tossal Park is located at the foot of San Fernando Castle. This is a theme park dedicated to the Region of Valencia’s geography and it has fantastic sports facilities.

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