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  • 1 Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Alicante - MARQ Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Pl. Doctor Gomez Ulla, s/n

    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..

  • 2 Explanada de España Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    All those who love walking cherish the Spanish esplanade, alongside the pleasure port. Shaded by palm trees and embellished by multicoloured and geometric marble monuments, the esplanade is one of the region's most charming avenues. Take your time to..

  • 3 San Nicolás Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Calle Labradores

    San Nicolas Cathedral was built at the start of the 17C. On the site of an old mosque. A harmonious cupola, in keeping with Herrerien classicism dominates the soberly proportioned nave.

  • 4 Alicante Town Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. del Ayuntamiento et pl. Santísima Faz

    The Town Hall or Ayuntamiento has a beautiful Baroque façade. 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 hangings, and, most important of all a roc..

  • 5 Museum of contemporary Art (MACA) - Casa de la Asegurada Interesting

    Museums and art

    Plaza de Santa María 3

    The museum of the Asegurada, set up in an 18C palace accommodates an interesting collection of modern paintings and sculptures. Works by Spanish artists such as Míro, Picasso, Gargallo, Tápies, Saura, Genovés, Chillida, Dalí are intermingled with wor..

  • 6 Santa Bárbara Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Santa Bárbara Castle played a key role in the city's history. Its origins go back to the Muslim era (10C). Of the three enclosures, it is the first, Plaza de la Torreta (where the lift drops you off), that boasts the oldest buildings. From the upper ..

  • 7 Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina Interesting

    Museums and art

    Gravina 13

    The Gravina Fine Arts Museum (MUBAG) is near the Ayuntamiento, a magnificent ochre stone building. Works from the 16 and 19C are exhibited in this edifice that dates back to the early 18C.

  • 8 Alicante's Old Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 9 Santa Maria Church of Alacante

    Religious buildings

    pl. de Santa-María

    Built in the 14C on the site of an old mosque, Santa Maria church has been modified several times since. The façade, with its wreathed columns is Baroque (18C.). Inside, le sanctuary is decorated in slightly harsh Churrigueresque style (17C.) The Sai..

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