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Alicante is one of the most surprising and touristic provinces of Spain. That strength is reflected in one of the major tourist offerings in Spain, especially along its coastline, which enjoys the best climate in the Iberian Peninsula. Its modernity is reconciled with traditional mountain areas. The contrasts are immense tourist areas with minority residents of the United Kingdom, Germany and Scandinavia. In Alicante you will find the best cuisine of Spain. On the opposite side of mass tourism areas such as Benidorm, Torrevieja, etc. Alicante requires more than a short trip, continue reading to see our main highlights of Alicante and remember to check our offers for car hire Alicante for cheap offers and our cheap hotels in Alicante.

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Places to visit in Alicante

The city of Alicante is small and a snack for a provincial area rich in offerings.

Walking: very nice a walk along the Esplanade of Spain, Playa del Postiguet and modern port area with many cafes and bars. A few miles from the center, connected by train, tram, United beaches of San Juan and Campello about six miles of a beautiful promenade next to the beach.

Castle: Castillo de Santa Bárbara, magnificent views of the Postiguet beach, port and urban environment. Castillo de San Fernando.

Cathedral and churches, the principal is Alicante heritage in the city of Orihuela. However, in the city of Alicante worth visiting: Cathedral of St. Nicholas (XVI), Chapel of communion.and churches and monasteries: Santa Maria Church, Monastery of Santa Faz.

Museums: MARQ Archaeological Museum, one of Europe's best in their class, Nativity Museum, Museum of the Insured (contemporary art Sempere, Miro Dali, Picasso ...) MUA university museum, excellent modern building at the University of Alicante with interesting exhibitions and is currently the best Spanish university museum.

Lucentum: Roman Iberian remains which is the first history of the city of Alicante.

Alicante cuisine

Rice is an art in the Alicante cuisine, whether fish and shellfish, chicken, rabbit, sausages, pork, vegetables and legumes ... Levantine cuisine is all with a very large sample of dishes. Fish and seafood are very good, some exceptional and red shrimp from Denia.

Alicante province

Certainly we would need more than 1 week to visit all the cities in Alicante.

Elche is a World Heritage city for two reasons: the richness of its culture and the Mysteri, a medieval sung drama that dates back to the thirteenth century. But if you visit Elche you should visit also: the Monographic Museum of La Alcudia, El Huerto del Cura (an impressive garden of 13,000 m2) and the Basilica of Santa Maria.

Places to eat: Restaurant & Restaurant La Finca Els Capellan.

Hotels in Elche: Hotel Huerto del Cura and Millennium Hotel.

Alcoy is the former industrial capital of the province of Alicante. Its Moors and Christians party is worth seeing.

Elda-Petra, the two together form the capital city for footwear and leather goods in Spain.

Benidorm, the tourist capital of the Costa Blanca.  Apart from its tourist resources (Levante and Poniente beaches and endless leisure services), there are many theme parks: Terra Natura, Mundomar, Aqualandia and Terra Mitica (the latter in default). View: Benidorm Hotels and Restaurants in Benidorm.

Alicante counties

Marina Alta district

Denia-Javea: Tourist capital of quality tourism in the province on the north of Alicante. Javea and Denia have the best cuisine of the province (El Poblet, El Girasol, Casa Pepa ...). Visit: the castle, fishing quarters, the Montgo Park and Cabo La Nao, the Cabo de San Antonio.

Teulada: Historical capital of the Marina Alta with many tourist resources and the more valuable landscapes in the province of Alicante (coastal and mountain).

Marina Baja District (aside Benidorm)

Altea is the symbol of the bohemian and charming in a recent past, today there are too many modern buildings, however walking trough its narrow streets is a possibility that stills.

Interior villages with unique landscapes around Polop, Callosa and the Valley of Guadalest. Guadalest is an original fortress town nestled on top of a mountain and rock.

L'Alcoia County (Aside Alcoy)

Cocentaina, near Alcoy boasts a rich history reflected in its Comtal Palau, and in the neighborhoods of El Raval and La Vila.

El Vinalopó County

Villena: Find the most beautiful castles in Villena. A visit to the arqueological museum is also recommended.

Alenda Golf, overlooking the sea, the first nine holes are to warm up, requiring a high concentration in the last nine.

Bonalba Golf & Spa for lovers of golf, is a field with an array of holes making the game very entertaining.

La Vega Baja del Segura County:

Orihuela: A very historic city in Alicante with a religious past and many churches to visit.

Torrevieja, fishing and salt town which has succumbed to an impressive urban development.

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