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Planning a city trip to Alicante soon? Let the fun start today! Our free travel guide will tell you which sights to see, where the best shopping spots are and which local specialties you should definitely taste. Our guide is also packed with practical information and tips about public transportation, local habits, weather conditions and more.
Please note: due to corona measurements, opening times, prices and other specifics may temporarily be adjusted, while making reservations for visiting some sights might be mandatory.
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1. Castillo de Santa Barbara
This castle originates from the 8th century but has meanwhile been renovated multiple times. These renovations have been made because it was used in the past as a fortress during wars. The Crown of Castile, who conquered the fortress from the Moors, was the first to have it renovated. The Castilians were also the ones who named the Castle after Saint Barbara as they conquered it on Saint Barbara’s Day. The fortress was bombed in the 17th century by the French and later once again by the Spaniards themselves during the Spanish revolution. The castle served as a prison in between. After many years of it being vacant, it was opened to the public in 1963. For the sports enthusiasts among us: you can also challenge yourself and climb the hill with a height of 166 metres on which the castle is situated by foot.
2. El Barrio
El Barrio is an authentic neighbourhood where it looks as if time has come to a standstill. A permanent siesta appears to be happening; older people are sitting in front of their homes on plastic chairs, children are playing football and laundry is always drying on the balconies. The white buildings with colourful facades and mosaic structures are enchanting as it where; this is where you can truly relax. You can make beautiful walks here through narrow alleys and winding stairways.
3. The best tapas in Alicante
Tapas are small dishes you can eat as a snack, an appetizer or a main course. You can combine them to your own liking, so you can get a taste of everything. Visit Cerveceria Sento for the best tapas in Alicante.