Alicante City&Beach - Region of Valencia
Alicante is a surprising city full of life, contrasts and beauty. Dubbed the “City of Light,” Alicante is one of those idyllic destinations where you can get lost on magical beaches and enjoy exciting experiences with your family.
With more than 3,000 years of history, Alicante is home to historic sites like the Castle of Santa Bárbara. Take a guided tour of its interior and, once you step outside, see stunning panoramic views of the city.
If you are passionate about history, visit the Provincial Archeological Museum MARQ! This iconic site sets an international benchmark for archaeology. Not far away, Casa Carbonell houses ancient textiles made by Alcoy manufacturers during World War I. At Explanada, visitors will find craft stalls and local products available for sale.
The best way to see Alicante is to walk around and take in its historic influences. The Ayuntamiento de Alicante building surprises visitors with its historic facade, Solomonic columns and two towers. See the city’s Christian influence when you visit La Basílica de Santa María, Concatedral de San Nicolás or Monasterio de Santa Faz. At El Mercado Central, guests will find fresh seafood and local produce from the gardens of Alicante.
While in Alicante, be sure to visit the precious beaches of Costa Blanca, like San Juan Beach, Almadraba Beach, La Albufereta Beach, Postiguet Beach, Saladares-Urbanova Beach, the iconic island of Tabarca and the coves of Cabo de la Huerta. Finally, since 2016, Aguamarga Beach has become a popular beach to visit with pets.
Every year, Costa Blanca’s beaches earn the prestigious Blue Flag award, which grants beaches international recognition for their quality, services, natural beauty and cleanliness.
And like anywhere in the Region of Valencia, local food is an important part of any trip! In Alicante, a range of varied and complete food is all about the Mediterranean diet. Expect fresh fish, seafood, fruits, vegetables and herbs and traditional recipes like cauldron, olleta from Alicante, cocas or nougats. Rice dishes deserve special recognition here, and they get it with the distinction "Alicante Ciudad del Arroz.”
Wash it all down with good wine from Alicante! The Protected Designation of Origin of Alicante marks a wide range of wines, all special because of the area’s diverse climates and grapes.
Hosted by Kids & Stories, and taking place at the Teatro Principal de Alicante, this children’s theatre series will include English performances of classic theatrical tales. The purpose of these events is to give kids a fun, unique way to appreciate culture and improve their English language skills and comprehension. Enjoy this first performance and check the theatre calendar regularly to see what other shows it has planned throughout the year.
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"Por delante y por detrás" is a comedy that has already been viewed around the world by more than 12 million people. Since its London premiere, it has been translated into 28 languages and represented in 50 different countries. This newer version of the play will be performed by Ferran Gadea, Vanessa Cano, Carme Juan, Paula García Sabio, Paula Llorens, Sergio Escribano, Miquel Mars, Nelo Gómez and Sergio Villanueva at the Teatro Principal de Alicante.
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This photography exhibit by artist Ricardo Cases features five different series that depict the Levante as a fascinating place without rules. In his universe, the spirit of contemporary society is represented by the sun, vibrant colours and natural elements like palm trees or oranges. This interesting exhibit will be on display from June 9 to September 12 at Las Cigarreras.
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Rocanrola is a new summer festival coming to the Region of Valencia! On September 25 and 26, come see live music by great artists like Kase.O, Natos and Waor, SFDK, Nach, Lola Índigo, Rayden, Fernandocosta, Juancho Marqués and Pupil·les. The festival will include two days of national music performances at Espai Rabasa, in Alicante. Buses will be available to attendees from their house to the festival. Don’t miss it!
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