Book Flights to Alicante
The Charming Coastal City of Spain
The pleasant weather — both in summers and winters — attract vacationers to this Spanish resort destination of Alicante. The turquoise colored waters lapping against the golden beach, the mighty hill fort overlooking the city and the thrilling nightlife at the harbor is what you’ll get to experience once you arrive in Alicante. The coastal views are splendid, the historic sites and museums are impressive and the food absolutely drool worthy. Therefore, book a flight to Alicante and have an amazing time.
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Paella is one of Spain’s signature dishes but if you explore more, you will find gastronomic discoveries that will win you over for life. The city is a foodie’s heaven. The restaurants here make sure you get the best treatment while you devour the delicious meals. You can head towards the harbor where a number of idyllic restaurants serve fresh cut fruits, variety of seafood and some of the best tasting regional delicacies. So, book a low-cost flight to Alicante and have a delightful time dining in the city.
Popular Tourist Attractions
Castillo de Santa Bárbara
The most popular amongst Alicante attractions is Castillo de Santa Bárbara. Its hilltop location excites every traveler into renting a car and driving up to the ninth-century Arabic fortress. This mighty castle houses some historic buildings within its boundaries. The fascinating history of the War of the Spanish Succession can still be felt within the ancient walls of the castle. There are also various stone carved items at the patio de armas or the parade ground. Besides history, another reason this place is pretty popular for are the breathtakingly gorgeous panoramic views of the city seen from the castle.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo or the Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of the major draws for art lovers. The walls of the museum have splashes of the 20th-century Spanish art capturing certain stories of the Spanish culture. The museum is divided into three separate sections, giving a glimpse of the 20th-century artwork by artists like Joan Miró, Juan Gris and Salvador Dalí.
Gabriel Miró Square
During warm summers, a nice shade is all we want to rest under after an adventurous walk around the city. And if you are around Alicante's old town area, you can walk along the roads leading to the Gabriel Miró Square. Once here, you can’t help but fall in love with the romantic looking square. This plaza is dedicated to Gabriel Miró who was a renowned author and one of the most loved personalities in Alicante. You’ll find a charming and a classic looking fountain with a statue pouring water. Even locals like to come here and take an unhurried stroll around the square admiring the natural beauty of the place. Many hotels are lined along the Gabriel Miró Square. Making hotel reservations at this spot would let you wake up to its soothing views.
Playa Del Postiguet
If you wake up one morning in the city and decide to do nothing but just relax, then Alicante has an expansive beach — Playa Del Postiguet — perfect for lazing around. The beach has the golden soft sand and the ocean just shimmers a soul-calming turquoise blue. You’ll get a sense of serenity as soon as you step your feet and curl your toes in the sands. Besides spell-binding beauty, the Playa Del Postiguet also has numerous facilities that make your experience a comfortable one. These facilities include public toilets, outdoor and indoor showers and many more. Also, if you are an adventure enthusiast, then there are watersport rentals. Items like lounge chairs and sun parasols are also available for rent.
Co-cathedral of St Nicholas of Bari
Take a walk in the historic church completed in a late-Renaissance style of architecture. Concatedral de San Nicolás de Bari or the Co-cathedral of St Nicholas of Bari is the grandest church in Alicante dedicated to the patron saint. You can find his statue lavishly decorated in the baroque chapel. This church was built on top of the remains of the older church and a mosque. The attractive part of the church is the impressive dome designed by Agustín Bernardino.
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The city of Alicante has a lovely harbor packed with yachts and private boats. The Marina is one of the best areas to spend your time in the Spanish coastal city of Alicante. It has a yacht club for amazing activities along with a series of stylish boutiques and luxurious restaurants along the seafront promenade. This place itself entices visitors to take a walk, breathe in the air and feel the fresh sea breeze. The night ambience here is completely different from what it is during the day. It turns into a socializing hub with many nightclubs and restaurants dishing out good times. So, hop on a last-minute flight to Alicante and have a blissful time in the city.