The city of Alicante has a significant monuments.
Good examples are the Castle of Santa Barbara, located atop Mount Benacantil, from which one has the best view of the city
The Church of Santa Maria, XIVth century Gothic temple that features a documentary and artistic collection of great value and whose oldest piece is a century incunabula of Xlllth
The Co-cathedral of San Nicolas, very clear example of the Spanish illusionistique the first half of XVIIIen century, located in the historic district of the city the building of the Town Hall, baroque palaces of the eighteenth century that has the curiosity to host the zero point of elevation above sea level for Spain, located in the first step of the main staircase the building;
Monastery of Santa Faz, located five kilometers from the city, which retains transported from the Vatican in the fifteenth century relic that, according to popular tradition, is a cloth with which Veronica would have dried bloody face of Christ during his Calvary.
From the Castle of Santa Barbara, you can achieve an interesting journey on foot down to the historic district, where most of these buildings. This is the path through the Park Ereta on the slopes of Mount themselves and allowing more, visit the picturesque typical Barrio de Santa Cruz.
Another option for crossing the slope between the Castle of Santa Barbara and the base of the mountain on which it is situated, is to make the journey on foot over the remains of the walls that surrounded the castle, and which at current end at the hermitage of Santa Cruz district.
The city of Alicante has a range of important museums, able to satisfy the most demanding tastes.
It may thus have a long list of museums, ranging from MARQ (Provincial Archaeological Museum), one of the museum at the forefront of the avant-garde in Spain thanks to its innovative approach to archeology, that s relies on modern audiovisual techniques, which allowed him to get the prize at the European Museum of the Year in 2004; MU until BAG (Museum of Fine Arts Gravina), which can highlight the collection of painters that will alicantins XVI century to the early decades of the twentieth.
Other examples include the Museum of cribs in which resumed the tradition of making nativity scenes in Alicante
The Bullfighting Museum, dedicated to the world of bull fighting
The Alicante University Museum (MUA), dedicated to contemporary art
The Museum of Fogueres, the theme focuses on the best known internationally of the city festivals, Hogueras of Saint John.
Visitors to the city of Alicante has many opportunities to coincide with one of the many festivals that populate the calendar throughout the year.
The Hogueras of Saint John, the Moors and Christians, Carnival, Holy Week, the Pilgrimage of the Santa Faz and Christmas are some of the highlights of the festival calendar in Alicante.
The most important festivals are the Alicante Hogueras of San Juan, which begin June 20 and last until 29 This celebration is entirely devoted to fire and reached its peak during the night of 24 June, the day of the St. John, when the fire consumes impressive monuments of cardboard and wood built with a sense of satirical humor. The Hogueras, declared of International Tourist Interest, also include the celebration of one of the most important Spanish bullfighting feria.
And if Hogueras of St. John are popular celebrations of Moors and Christians, which is celebrated in different parts of the city throughout the year, are not less. They festively commemorate the struggles between Christians and Muslims in XII | th century domination of Spain.
Some of the most popular areas of the city spend a few days at these festivals. A unique opportunity to discover one of the most spread throughout eastern Spain traditions.
Modernity and tradition are based in the windows of Alicante, offering visitors both more modern and contemporary than the typical products of our land with a rich cultural tradition among alicantins brands.
All this we can find in luxury boutiques, shopping centers and an extensive network of small and medium businesses that offer their customers products also alicantins the nougat, chocolates, sweets, dates, liqueurs and local wines, vegetables and canned fish.
Other sectors of the economy of the province are also represented in its shops, offering products such as toys, shoes, leather, carpets and handicrafts ceramic and wicker.
Known worldwide for its health benefits, the Mediterranean diet is particularly present in Alicante thanks to the fact that crops grown on fertile land and fruit extracts sea fishing are the main components.
Rice is undoubtedly the star of most dishes, accompanied sometimes fish and seafood, and sometimes meat or vegetables.
Complementing these exquisite dishes, wines produced by vineyards, whose prestige is widely recognized.
The "Coca amb tonyina" fond delicious tuna and other types of cokes, as "boba" (sweet) and the "molletes" (salt) are other examples of the culinary wealth Alicante province.
Wealth that goes to the wide variety of montaditos (small sandwiches that combine meat or cured meats and vegetables) and tapas.
BEACHES AND RECREATION
Among the beaches alicantines include those of Postiguet, San Juan, El Saladar - Urbanova, The L'Albufereta, El Coco, La Almadraba and creeks Cape Las Huertas.
The supply of sun, beach and the rest of the attractions of the Costa Blanca visitors is complemented by a large amount and variety of sports that can be practiced all year round thanks to the mild climate the province of Alicante.
Water sports and golf are the stars of those sports that can benefit tourists.
Alicante has plenty of marinas and very interesting water sports like scuba diving, boat trips, windsurfing and jet skiing among other coastal areas.
Between the city of Alicante and its surroundings, you can also count four golf courses with 18 holes.