Alicante is a historically important city on the Costa Blanca, which is also a port city in the Alicante Province of Spain. It opens its face to the Mediterranean Sea welcoming the tourist to the coast of Costa Blanca. This beautiful port city attracts most of the tourist who comes to Spain. The main source of attraction is its reliable movement in and out of the city with its nearby airport. Moreover merely transportation its sights gives an immense pleasure to the visitors with beauty of its Golden Sand Beaches, Historic evidence showing museums, Ancient Buildings, Amazing infrastructure for the Tourism promotion, Outstanding Artistic works and last but not the least The Market place where every tourist loves to spend much of their time.
Discover a selection of the best spots and attractions in COSTA BLANCA
A historic castle dated back to Bronze Age and succeeded through many regimes, having historical evidence of artifacts in the slope of Mount Benacantil where the castle located. Castle of Santa Barbara witnessed wars and destructions during the past. Present day the visitors are allowed to explore the history and can the beauty of the port city while having a walk to the castle at the top of Mount Benacantil.
A beautifully levelled and tile paved walk way near the Mediterranean Sea is an exciting experience for the visitors. It is made of 6.5 million marble tiles and is a space for the Alicante people to spend their leisure time while enjoying evening and also conducts musical concerts.
MARQ – [Museu Arqueologic Provincial d’Alicant] gives a historic picture of Alicante with its amazing collection of Archeological excavations and findings. The Eight Galleries in the museum takes the tourist to the past through its multimedia technology.
This museum represents the Artistic sense of various regimes of Alicante for Hundreds of years. The collection of 500 works of paintings and sculptures beautifies the building with the ancient culture of arts prevailed in this region. Alicante is home to outstanding painters of 19th century and their painting also gives colors to the Gravina Museum.
Canalobre caves are extra ordinary sight as it gives a visual impression resembling a cathedral. It is famous for its 70m large vault. To reach the caves one need to travel to a small town which is 23km away from the city. Another attractive feature is its entrance which is at the height of around 700m on the northern slopes of Cabezon de oro [big golden head].
Among the Islets in Mediterranean Sea Tabarca is the smallest inhabitant island which is near to the town of Santo Pola. Tabarca is well known for its marine resources. European Union has declared Tabarca a zone of Special Protection For Birds. The Island is surrounded by clear and unpolluted marine ecosystem. Historically Tabarca is known to be Saint Paul’s Island or the Flat Island.
It represents the oldest church in Alicante and it is famous for its design which is old back to 14th century. Apart from these beautiful spots, Alicante is home to various sights which are Port of Alicante, Bonfires of Saint John, Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art, Estadio Jose Rico Perez and Concatedral de san Nicolas.
History of Alicante have written by the Traders who ruled the province alternately for thousands of years, thereby historically the port became an important trade center and contributed major share in the Economy of Spain. In the present day Alicante port city became the second fastest growing city in Spain.
Alicante-Elche is the cosmopolitan area of Alicante Province consisting of major population numbered around 750000. Alicante inhabitants include 332067 as per last figures in 2014. Alicante is home to different foreign nationals from across Europe and South America they are numbered to about 15% of total population.
When the Day time became Equals to Night, people in Alicante can enjoy the climate as the temperature became mild in winter and the hot summers with little rain creates a comfortable condition to live and enjoy the city sights. As the Mediterranean Sea influences, the temperature remains stable although minimum variations occurs seasonally.
Alicante port city provides a convenient stay with its resort facilities in major tourists’ spots and also the airport facility within the city ensure the reliable transportation which is a major concern of every tourist around the world. Tourism in Alicante provides livelihood to its major population and trade through sea to near European nations enhances its economic strength in the region.