Alicante is centrally located on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. The city has been an important seaport for many centuries. It also has an important University where a variety of Spanish courses for foreigners are held during the summer months.
A stroll along the promenade, called the Paseo de la Esplanada, with its rows of palm trees is a must. During the summer months you will find stalls with all kinds of knickknacks and souvenirs as well as many bars, cafés and restaurants where you can experience the culinary variety of Spain.
Alicante is also an important cultural city with a beautiful theatre (Teatro Principal), a neo-classical building dating from the 19th century, which runs an extensive programme of shows and plays throughout the year.
The exhibition centre Lonja del Pescado, located on the site of the former fish market, stages important art exhibitions and other cultural events throughout the year.
For lovers of abstract and modern art, a visit to the Eusebio Sempere exhibition in the Casa de la Asegurada is a must, where you’ll find an art collection donated to the city by this local sculptor and painter.
Music lovers can attend a daily concert on the esplanade (Paseo de la Explanada) in the afternoons. In summertime, the concerts are given on Sunday mornings.
Alicante´s many beaches, such as La Playa de San Juan, La Albufereta, El Postiguet and the coves such as Cabo de las Huertas, Los Cantarales, Los Judios and Palmera, as well as El Saladar with its nudist section, make up an excellent selection for any beachgoer.
In Alicante you will find a great variety of bars, cafés, night clubs and restaurants in. There is truly something for everyone in this vibrant city.
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