Things to see and do - Alicante
Unmissable tourist sites
Alicante Travel guide
Alicante : Michelin's recommendations
Alicante has always been renowned for the quality of its light. The Greeks called it Akra Leuka (white citadel), and the Romans Lucentum (city of light). This welcoming, typically Mediterranean city is a pleasant mix of provincial calm and the hustle and bustle associated with a busy tourist resort. The historic quarter and 10C castle of Santa Bárbara combine with the port and beach to create a harmonious atmosphere with a distinctly maritime feel.
Tourist attractions Alicante : Things to see and do
pl. Doctor Gomez Ulla, s/n E - 03013 Alicante
This informative and well-presented museum provides a perfect introduction to archaeology. Five large rooms (prehistory, Iberian culture, Roman culture, the Middle Ages, and modern history) show how the region's first inhabitants lived, as well as ex..
pl. del Ayuntamiento et pl. Santísima Faz E - 03000 Alicante
The Town Hall or Ayuntamiento has a beautiful Baroque façade decorated with two rows of balconies. This palace built of ochre coloured stone, flanked by two towers, was built in the 18C. . Inside you can visit two romantic salons with silk blue hangi..
E - Alicante
The historic centre of Alicante is one of the most charming anywhere, stretching between Rambla Mendez Núñez and the pleasant Explanada de España (planted with palm trees), and from Postiguet Beach to Mt Benacantil (topped by the Castle of Santa Barb..
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 6 E - 03002 Alicante
Eurostars Mediterranea Plaza is 100 metres from Alicante’s Postiguet Beach, and has a roof terrace with city and sea views. It offers a free sauna and gym, and free Wi-Fi. The elegant Mediterranea Plaza offers modern, air-conditioned rooms. They all..
Rambla Mendez Nuñez, 3 E - 03002 Alicante
Tryp Alicante Gran Sol Hotel is just 300 metres from Alicante’s Postiguet Beach, and offers wonderful city and sea views. It has a sauna, 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi in public areas. This hotel is the tallest building in Alicante, and is locate..
San Fernando, 18 E - 03002 Alicante
Set in a historic building in Alicante’s old town, Explanada Hotel Alicante is just a few minutes’ walk from Postiguet Beach, the seafront promenade and Alicante Port. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas. Rooms have a flat-screen TV, air conditioning ..
Rafael Altamira 7 E - 03002 Alacant
This restaurant has a certain prestige and personality separate to that of the hotel and features a welcoming, modern-minimalist interior. The contemporary, high-level à la carte is accompanied by several set menus and Monastrell's speciality savoury..
pl. Dr. Gómez Ulla 4 E - 03013 Alacant
A family-run restaurant on two floors with two attractive dining rooms. There is an extensive à la carte menu of traditional cuisine with savoury rice as its speciality (choose from 15 different options), as well as two interesting set menus.
pl. del Puerto 3 E - 03001 Alacant
San Fernando 10 E - 03002 Alicante
This taverna could almost be described as a tapas museum! Huge choice of tapas on display, all prepared using high quality ingredients, as well as an extensive selection of wines.
Villegas 3 E - 03001 Alacant
A classic! The old part of the hotel has a bar on the ground floor and a dining room on the first floor, and a spacious banquet hall has been added to expand its facilities. Warm rustic atmosphere.
Rafael Altamira 7 E - 03002 Alacant / Alicante
The restaurant's modern decor has slate-like walls listing all the different tapas on offer. A tapas-based menu is also available alongside more traditional dishes.
Bilbao 2 E - 03001 Alicante
El Portal's modern interior features a blue colour scheme, an attractive bar, tall tapas tables and a small dining room. Extensive menu of contemporary tapas and raciones.