Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses and a nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast. It is perched on top of Mount Benacantil, at a height of 166 metres. The Castle of Santa Bárbara is the most visited monument in the city.
The province of Alicante is famous for the quality of its leather goods: shoes, bags and accessories. It is also well-known for the quality of items used for decoration such as rugs, wickerwork and traditional pottery. There are a wide range of shops to browse around in Alicante, in the city centre, the numerous shopping malls and in the open-air stalls in different public places, open all year-round!
There are so many adjectives to describe Alicante’s cuisine sophisticated, market, Mediterranean, signature, traditional, hearty, tapas…An extremely tasty city!! The local cuisine is typically mediterranean and certainly, one of the great attractions of Alicante. Its history, its geography, its climate and the fertile lands of its province bring richness and diversity to Alicante’s cuisine.
Have your cake and eat it, as a fantastic city on the coast with a superb beach you’ve got the best of both worlds.
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