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Best things to do in Alicante

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“This is the first place I recommend visiting in Alicante. A magnificent fortress - a castle founded by the Arabs in the ninth century AD, majestically rises above our city from where a beautiful view of the whole neighborhood opens! You must see it! Do not forget to use a special elevator that is located directly opposite the beach.”
262 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you want to take a break from the beach and sun and extend your knowledge about Alicante and the surrounding areas, this is the best place to do so! You can learn about the city's history and discover rather interesting things. It will not let you down, even if you're not much into museums!”
108 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“There's nothing this market cannot offer. You can buy fresh fruits, veggies, meat, fish... Or you can just walk around, try some local products and watch the locals doing their daily shopping. It's a unique and important place in the heart of Alicante! ”
133 locals recommend
Department Store
“You can buy some souvenirs as well, books, newspaper, clothes, jewellery, etc..”
52 locals recommend
Theater
“Check their website for up to date shows available... A fantastic eve out... Food before or after at one of many fabulous little restaurants tucked away in the side streets of Alicante. ”
48 locals recommend
Beach
“El Postiguet beach is located in the heart of the city at the foot of Santa Barbara Castle. It is a beautiful beach, awarded the Blue Flag, certifying the quality of the EU. It has a tongue of sand over 900m in length and is noted for its fine white sand bordered by a fantastic full promenade of palms trees (the Esplanade) . El Postiguet beach is one of the best beaches near Alicante.”
47 locals recommend
Castle
“Excellent viewpoint. From this point you will see the city and also the sea at its best.”
45 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Very cozy place to take some tapas, and wines! also for coktails after take a bite. It's not cheap, but the place and the quality of the products are worth it”
68 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“On Levante Dock there are bars and restaurants, highly recommended to have a good rice, the Casino and the Volvo Ocean Race Museum, with beautiful views over the sea. // Sobre el Muelle de Levante hay bares, restaurantes muy recomendables para tomar un buen arroz, el Casino y el Museo Volvo Ocean Race, con preciosas vistas sobre el mar.”
57 locals recommend
Museum
“Museo de Arte del Siglo XX - Museo de la Asegurada (Museum of XX century art) - is located in Plaza de Santa María. The museum has a very interesting collection of paintings of the 20th century: works by Kandinsky, Marriage, Ernst, Chagall, Picasso, Giacometti, Gris, Miro, as well as works by Spanish artists of the generation of the 50s: Alfaro, Kanogar, Mompo, Saura, Tapies, Sabel, Viola.”
42 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Shopping Street - you will find most brands here. You should also google the Elche area as they have many shoe factory outlets that are superb!”
33 locals recommend
Route
“Esplanada Alicante. A must when visiting Alicante. Have a nice walk in the evening and look at local merchandises, sit down and enjoy a drink. I don´t recommend any of the restaurants here. Have a look at "Sale & Pepe " which guides you to the restaurant area - 5 min walk from the esplanada. ”
68 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They have always the best local fresh produce, try their almonds, and their small montaditos, sandwiches, and other tapas, the service is excellent.”
51 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This fine golden sandy beach is almost three kilometres in length and up to one hundred metres wide. Its facilities include lifeguard watchtowers, a Red Cross post, car park, footbath, toilets, disabled access. It is perfect for enjoying water-based activities, sports and also has children’s play parks. Along the beachfront there are all kinds of shops and restaurants. Length: 2,900 m | Width: 85 m”
61 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This is a very quaint little neighborhood up on the mountain just below the Castillo. Lots of steps and very colorful little houses. A fun hour of visiting this interesting "village" within Alicante.”
61 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Great food and service and excellent atmosphere. Good and fresh fish and really friendly locals.”
55 locals recommend