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Different civilizations have passed through these lands, leaving their mark which can be seen in all corners of this emblematic city. All of this adds to the appeal of this modern city with a primary focus on tourism, but also a special interest in industry and commerce. Alicante, situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, offers not only a great variety of services but also a wide range of cultural activities, with its museums, its festivals and its nature areas, in particular the Island of Tabarca (Mediterranean Marine Reserve).

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El Castell de Guadalest

El Castell de Guadalest is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Having a stroll through the streets of the village is a real pleasure. San José Castle, Orduña house, the bell tower and the unusual museums will attract your attention. If you like walking in the mountains, El Castell de Guadalest is the perfect place to be in contact with nature and if you are a gastronomy lover, our restaurants offer a combination of traditional dishes and the latest innovations.

Civil War Anti-aircraft Shelters
Centro de Interpretación sobre los Refugios Antiaéreos, Calle Italia, 19, Alicante

The objects and text explanations displayed in the different rooms intend to show visitors the historical and social context that surrounded the construction and use of these bomb shelters in Alicante during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). You can find several preserved shelters throughout Alicante: 1. Plaza de Séneca; 2. Plaza Dr. Balmis; 3. Les Cigarreres cultural centre (former Fábrica de Tabacos); 4. Castillo de San Fernando (from Calle Padre Mariana); 5. Marqués de Molins; 6. Plaza Músico Óscar Tordera Iñesta; 7. Santa Faz monastery.

Restaurante Dársena
Centro de Negocios Panoramis Life & Business, Muelle de Poniente, Perfecto Palacio de la Fuente, 6, Alicante

One of the oldest restaurants in Alicante. It is located in the sports marina and it offers spectacular views of the seafront. They specialise in paella and Mediterranean food.

Nou Manolín
Calle Villegas, 3, Alicante

It is located in one of the pedestrian streets of Alicante city centre. It has a very good and varied à la carte menu and it is also considered to serve the best tapas in all of Spain.

El Corte Inglés
Avenida Maisonnave, 53 & Avenida Federico Soto, 1-3

Spain’s largest chain of department stores is to be found in 53 Avenida Maisonnave and 1-3 Avenida Federico Soto. Sooner or later, everyone comes here. Take the opportunity to buy "turrones" — nougat with nuts. You can also find Fondillon, a wine unique to the Alicante region.

El Barrio

A stone's throw from La Rambla, El Barrio serves as Alicante's historical heart. Its narrow, vintage streets host an eclectic assortment of businesses, including tobacconists, clothes and souvenir shops, adult stores, and flower vendors. This captivating neighbourhood is replete with must-see attractions. Take the opportunity to visit Casa Carbonell, a luxurious home dating back to the 1920s and inspired by Beaux-Arts architecture. Every weekend, El Barrio is busy with locals in search of food and entertainment, solidifying its role as a primary hub for dining and nightlife.

Alicante–Elche Miguel Hernández Airport (ALC)
Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, Avenida de l'Altet, Elx, Alicante

Alicante’s international airport is situated 11 kilometres south of the city and is called “Alicante–Elche”. It is one of the most important airports in the country, with direct flights to 11 destinations in Spain, around 124 airports in Europe and the north of Africa, flying to a total of more than 20 different countries. The cheapest way to get into the centre is by urban bus C-6. The bus departs every 20 minutes and it takes around 30 minutes depending on the traffic. A taxi costs around €18 with a journey time around 10 to 15 minutes.

Passport / Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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