A 16th-century castle, a lovely beach and great museums, enjoy the many sights in Alicante.
This 16th-century castle on Monte Benacantil offers a breathtaking view over the city. A lift takes you to the top. In the castle, you will find a museum showing the history of Alicante and where you can see various temporary exhibitions. If you enjoy walking, let your legs carry you back down through the Parque de la Ereta.
A visit to this popular sandy beach will complete your city trip to Alicante. The roughly 900-metre-long beach of Playa del Postiguet is located at the foot of Monte Benacantil. You can rent loungers and parasols and a coast guard keeps a watchful eye, so you can completely relax with a refreshing drink.
Not to be missed in Alicante is Casco Antiguo or the Old Town. This area between the Ramblas and Monte Benacantil is where you will find most of Alicante’s sights. These include the Basílica de Santa María and the Placa de l’Ajuntament with the impressive parliament building. Stroll around and be amazed by the streets, each with their own character.
Stroll passed the Explanada de España from the harbour to Canalejas Park. This almost 600-metre-long path is paved with red, white and blue mosaic tiles in a wave pattern and is one of Alicante’s best sights. Local residents sit on the benches, chatting, playing chess or seeking refreshment at one of the pavement cafés. This is the real Alicante.
It is only a hour’s drive from Alicante to Benidorm. This coastal city known for its white beaches and exuberant nightlife is the place to go out. And what makes Benidorm so great is that beside the typical Spanish dishes such as paella and tapas you can chose a Dutch, German or Belgian meal. That certainly makes your day trip worthwhile.