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
Alacant's archaeology museum is entertaining, informative and extremely well presented, and provides the perfect introduction to archaeology. It shows how the region's first inhabitants lived, explaining their religion and customs. The museum is divi..
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..
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 ..
With beautiful views of Alicante Cathedral and Santa Bárbara Castle, Hospes Amerigo’s free rooftop spa features a sauna, pool and gym. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV. This elegant design hotel is set in a 19th-century Dominican ..
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..
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.
av. de Cataluña 20 E - 03540 Platja de Sant Joan
pl. del Puerto 3 E - 03001 Alacant
pl. Puerta del Mar 3 E - 03002 Alacant
av. de Elche 3 E - 03008 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.