Alicante, Spain

Alicante, Spain

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A sun lover's dream destination

Located halfway between Valencia and Cartagena on the eastern coast of Spain, Alicante is one of the most famous towns along the Costa Blanca. Renowned for its miles of pristine beaches and excellent weather, it’s a sun lover’s dream destination and a popular port for intrepid sailors, since Alicante is both the headquarters and the starting point of the Volvo Ocean Race, a yacht race around the world that’s held every three years.

For more land-based activities, climb to the top of the 16th century Castle of Saint Barbara for spectacular views of the city, tour the Barrio de la Santa Cruz old quarter of the city, or visit the nearby city of Elche for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmeral of Elche as well as shoe shopping, since Elche is home to over 1,000 shoe factories! Then in your new pair of shoes, take a stroll along one of the loveliest promenades in Spain, Explanada de España, with its 6.5 million marble tiles that lead you to a variety of bars, restaurants and open-air events.

Explanada De Espana

Explanada De Espana

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Explanada De Espana

Explanada De Espana

Take a stroll along one of the loveliest promenades in Spain, with its 6.5 million marble tiles that lead you to a variety of bars, restaurants, and open-air events.

Elche
Elche

Elche

Visit Elche for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmeral of Elche.

This unique example of Arab agricultural practices on the European continent features a landscape of groves of date palms with elaborate irrigation systems.

Castle Of Saint Barbra

Castle Of Saint Barbra

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Castle Of Saint Barbra

Castle Of Saint Barbra

Walk or take the mountain lift up to the Castle of Saint Barbara for spectacular views of the city.

Explore the 16th Castle of Saint Barbara for a journey through the rich history of the city.

Alicante, Spain At a glance

Current Weather:
25°C / 77 °F
Sat
33°
24°
Sun
32°
24°
Mon
34°
24°
Tue
33°
24°
Current Time:
8:21:00 am2015/07/03 08:21:00 am
CEST
Friday, July 03
Offset:
UTC/GMT +02:00
Currency:
Euro
Exchange Rates:
  • 1.11
  • 1.39
  • 0.71
  • 1.46
  • 70.30
  • 3.44
  • 17.40
  • 1.65
Local Details:
GPS: 38°20'45.59"N 0°29'26.47"W
Size: 201.27 KM2 (77.71 MI2)
Population: 334,757
Density: 1,663 Pop/KM2 (642 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +34

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