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This Alicante Map shows the location of Transport & popular attractions. Click the name in the left column below to highlight the location on the map.

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Alicante Attractions

Shopping in Alicante

Alicante Transport

Alicante Attractions and places to visit

Santa Barbara Castle (Castillo Santa Barbara)

Alicante Castle
Alicante Santa Barbara Castle

This enormous castle located on high cliffs just behind Alicante's sea front esplanade,  . Spectacular views of Alicante and the surrounding countryside can be seen from the castle ramparts.

Santa Barbara Castle Location

Situated on top of Benacantil Mountain, very near to the sea front and just East of the city centre

Access to the Castle

  • A pedestrian tunnel and lift gives easy access to the castle from the back of the sea front buildings. Sign posted on the promenade and shown on our map
  • A road winds itself up the mountain to a car park at the castle. Roads starts near Marq
  • Various footpaths

More information, photographs & Access to Santa Barbara Castle 

See Location of Santa Barbara Castle, Marq & Lift on our Alicante Map

San Nicolas Co-Cathedral (Concatedral de San Nicolás de Bari)

Alicante Cathedral
Alicante Cathedral
San Nicolas de Bari Cathedral Alicante

Alicante Cathedral

San Nicolas Cathedral Description

The San Nicolas Co-Cathedral , the main church in Alicante is renaissance style building. Building was completed in 1662. Rather plain on the outside but note the outstanding interior including the baroque styled alter and the grills and wooded doors of the cloister

The blue tiled dome called a cupula is 45 metres high

Built
1616 to 1662   and built over a mosque

Open
Monday to Saturday: 11.30am - 12.30pm / 5.30pm - 6.30pm

San Nicolas Cathedral Location

Located in the old town centre between the Town hall and Tourist information office

Calle de los Labradores / Calle de Miguel Solar / Calle de San Nicolas

See Location of San Nicolas Cathedral on our Alicante Map

St. Mary's Church (Basilica de Santa Maria)

Sant Maria Basilica Alicante
Sant Maria Basilica Alicante

St. Mary's Church Description

The Iglesia or Basilica de Santa Maria was built in the 13th-century replacing an ancient Arab mosque. The building is Alicante's oldest church and has a gothic interior, and baroque high altar and doorway and was on that was on the site. The church has been altered many times and now has a mix of architectural styles. Of particular note is the golden alter from the15th century and font from the 16th century

Built in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 15th century

Open
Monday to Saturday: 10.30am - 12.00pm  / 6pm  -7.30pm

St. Mary's Church Location

Walk 100metres eastwood along the promenade, Calle Jovellanos, turn left into ,  plaza Paseito Ramire, the Basilica de Santa Maria is at the far end .on Calle Villavieja

See Location of St. Mary's Church on our Alicante Map 

Parroquia San Juan Bautista

Foglietti Street, 37

Parroquia San Gabriel


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  • The church has a tall square bell tower, angel statue above the entrance door
  • Facing Plaza Enrique Lopez Vidal a beautifull square with trees, palms, childrens playground and central fountain

Town Hall (Ayuntamiento)

Town Hall Alicante
Town Hall Alicante

Town Hall Description

The elegant Baroque town hall was completed in 1760 was designed by the architect Lorenzo Chapula.

The 2 towers are 165 foot high and built over archways allowing the visitor to access the other side of the building. One of the towers contains a clock on the front and back faces of the tower.

Between the 2 towers is a stone balustrade and a central shorter tower capped with a blue tiled dome set back so is not noticed if viewing from close to the building.

Town Hall Location

Located 150 metresback from the sea front esplanade at the corner of the Eastern harbour sea wall, and the Casa Carbonell

Address: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1

See Location of Town Hall on our Alicante Map

Carbonell House (Casa Carbonell) Alicante

Casa Carbonell Alicante
Casa Carbonell Alicante

Casa Carbonell Description

This outstanding building was built for the extremely rich textile magnate Enrique Carbonell from Alcoy, by the architect Juan Vidal Ramos between 1922 and 1925.

Casa Carbonell Location

Located right on the sea front promenade, 1 Calle de l'Explanada de Espana opposite the eastern corner of the Marina.

See Location of Casa Carbonell on our Alicante Map

Alicante Promenade - the Explanada de España

Alicante Canalejas Park
Alicante Canalejas Park

Alicante Pavement Espanada
Alicante Pavement Espanada

Alicante Promenade Description

The section next to the Marina has got to be one of the best promenades any where in the world. Very wide with lines of palm and other trees, plenty of bars restaurants and cafes and occasional events.

Optical Illusion Pavement



Look out for the pavement shown in our photograph, click photo to enlarge, and note how it is in undulating between low and higher sections.  This effect is an optical illusion caused by the pattern and is in fact perfectly flat. The effect is so realistic that some people can not walk on it, or feel dizzy.

Open Air Craft Market



One section of the promenade has an area of open air market stalls selling mainly craft items

Alicante Promenade Location

The best part of the promenade backs the full length of Alicante port / maria and eastwards for about 200 metres backing the beach that continues up to La Marina Tram Station

See Location of Alicante Promenade on our Alicante Map 

Plaza de Luceros

Plaza de Luceros Alicante
Plaza de Luceros Alicante

Cafe in Plaza de Luceros Alicante
Cafe in Plaza de Luceros Alicante

Plaza de Luceros Description

A large circular plaza with a roundabout at the junction of the 2 main roads. In the centre of the roundabout is a tall imposing monument with beautifully statues, sculptures and carvings consisting of 4 horses, the four seasons

The monument is surrounded by water jet fountains

A ring of palm trees surround the roundabout and a second larger ring around the Plaza

An underground tram station, Luceros, along with car parking opened under the Plaza in June 2010

This is a nice spot to enjoy a break at one of the pavement bar / cafe/ restaurants in the Plaza

Plaza de Luceros Location

At the Junction of Avenida de Alfonso el Sabio, Avenida de la Estación Paseo de Soto and the Paseo General Marv

See Location of Plaza de Luceros on our Alicante Map 

El Ereta Park

El Erata Sign
El Erata Sign

El Ereta Park Description

The most interesting of the several paths up to the castle is through El Ereta Park

El Ereta Park Location

El Ereta Park is located on the South Western slopes of Mount Benacantil. It is located between the Santa Barbara castle and the old part of Alicante.

If you are feeling fit it is a steep uphill climb to the castle

See Location of Ereta Park on our Alicante Map 

Provincial Council Alicante

Provincia Palace Alicante
Alicante Provincial Council
Provincia Palace Alicante

Alicante Provincial Council Description

The Alicante Provincial Council building is on a busy road, Avda. de la Estacion. It was built by Juan Vidal Ramos a famous Alicante architect in 1928. Who also built the Edificio Carbonell Building which stands at number 1 on the Explanada de España.

Once you are inside this beautiful building there is an art gallery and also 'Garden of Celebrites' which has 'monuments' honouring Alicante's celebrities.

The architecture is influenced by the Italian and Baroque neoclassical style of the Bourbon ic palaces in Madrid.
The role of the Alicante Provincial Council is to cover all the municipalities that make up the province of Alicante. The Provincial Council is formed by elected representatives from the municipal councilors. It is headed by a president.

Alicante Provincial Council Location

Address: Avda. de la Estación, 6, Alicante

See Location of Provincial Council on our Alicante Map 

Our Lady of Grace Parish Church  (Nuestra Senora de Gracia Alicante)

Nuestra Senora de Gracia Alicante
Nuestra Senora de Gracia tower

Nuestra Senora de Gracia is the centre building on the right
Nuestra Senora de Gracia is the centre building on the right

Our Lady of Grace Parish Church (Nuestra Senora de Gracia) Description

The church was burned down in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War 1936 - 39 and rebuilding started in 1945 and the new modern church opened in 1951

It is necessary to stand back from the building to obtain a good view of the large dome

Nuestra Senora de Gracia Location

The Front is facing the large square, Plaza de Montanyeta, and the 38 metre tall octagonal,tower at the rear is at the junction of Calle Felipe Berge & Calle Jerusalen and has an entrance to the sacristy

See Location of Nuestra Senora de Gracia on our Alicante Map 

MARQ Archaeological Museum (Museo Arqueologico MARQ)

MARQ Museum
MARQ Museum

MARQ Archaeological Museum Description

The MARQ Museum is a traditional museum with items being classified and indexed.but displays it's artifacts in a modern artistic manner and also uses audi / visual displays.

There is a small entrance fee with concession prices for students, Senior citizens etc.

MARQ Archaeological Museum Location

The museum is located 200 metres North from the underground MARQ tram station, behind the Sanitarium Hospital, Casa Reposo y Sanatorio del Perpetuo Socorro

Address: Plaza del Doctor Gómez Ulla, Alicante.   Telephone: 965 149 000    Website  Click the Union Flag for English pages

Bus: Routes 2,6,9,20 and 23
Tram Lines 1,2,3  Tram Station Marq

See Location of MARQ Archaeological Museum on our Alicante Map 

Alicante Bullring (Plaza de Toros) & Bullfighting Museum (Museo Taurino) Alicante

Alicante Bull Ring
Alicante Bull Ring


Bullfighting Museum

Bullring (Plaza de Toros) & Bullfighting Museum Description

A permanent collection of bull fighting artifacts and memorabilia. See the beautiful suit of lights, matador capes and sword.  There is also some stuffed bulls heads mounted on the walls.

Bullring (Plaza de Toros) & Bullfighting Museum Location

Plaza de Espana, 7

The museum is located next to the Alicante Bullring (Plaza de Toros). The sand coloured building just in front of the bullring and left of photograph centre  and church dome

See Location of Bullring & Bullfighting Museum on our Alicante Map 

Nativity Museum (Museo de Belenes)

Museo de Belenes Description

Houses a world collection of figures& includes the different aspects of the birth and life of Jesus Christ,

In Spain families tend to have a nativity scene as the centre piece of there christmas decorations in place of the British tradition of a christmas tree.

Museo de Belenes Location

Located 100 metres north of the just up the road from the tree lined square to the rear of Town Hall

Address: c / San Agustín, 3, 03002, Alicante, Spain

See Location of Nativity Museum on our Alicante Map 

El Palmeral Park

El Palmeral Park
El Palmeral Park
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El Palmeral Park Description

El Palmeral Park is beautiful and a local favourite park in Alicante. The park has trails to walk along, lakes,streams, children's playgrounds, picnic tables, a concert area and a cross country cycling circuit

Near the main road the park is maintained with 100's of palm trees and much greener than the rougher scrub land with walking trails further inland

El Palmeral Park Location

600 metres south of the southern section of the port on the land ward side of the coastal road, Avenida de Elche.

See Location of El Palmeral Park on our Alicante Map 

Old Town

Alicante Old Town
Alicante Old Town

Old Town Description

Old Town Location

See Location of Old Town on our Alicante Map 

Modern Art Museum (Museo de Arte Moderno)

Museo de Arte Moderno Description

Museo de Arte Moderno Location

See Location of Museo de Arte Moderno on our Alicante Map 

The Harbour & Boat Trips

Alicante Boat Trips
Alicante Boat Trips

Island of Tabarca (Isla Tabarca)



The Isla Tabarca is located 3 miles from Santa Pola and 11 miles from Alicante. The island declared an historic monument in 1964 The island has fortified walls, bastion and doorways and was a an island from which pirates operated in ancient times.

See Location of The Harbour & Boat Trips on our Alicante Map 

Alicante Bars, Cafes & Restaurants

Alicante has a fabulous pavement cafe culture, with pavement cafe ,bars & restaurants scattered through out the city centre. Below is a small selection of photographs of these venues to wet your appetite taken in a walk around the centre.

Alicante Cafe Espanada
Alicante Cafe Espanada

Alicante Cafe in shade of a large Fig Tree
Alicante Cafe in shade of a large Fig Tree

Alicante Calle Mayo Cafe
Cafe in Alicante's Calle Mayo


Alicante Street Cafes

Plaza Nueva
Plaza Nueva

Casa de Gadea Cafe
Casa de Gadea Cafe

Alicante Town Hall Archway
Alicante Town Hall Archway

Plaza Nueva Cafe
Plaza Nueva Cafe

Cafe opposite Alicante Bus Station
Cafe opposite Alicante Bus Station

Town Hall Fountains
Town Hall Fountains

Cafe in Plaza de Luceros Alicante
Cafe in Plaza de Luceros Alicante


Old Town steps

Alicante Beaches

Playa del Postiguet

Playa del Postiguet
Playa del Postiguet
Alicante by blink+

Playa del Postiguet Description

The main town beach,can become crowded in high season and awarded with a .blue flag status. Playa del Postiguet is backed by the magnificent backdrop of the towering rock cliffs of Mount Benacantil topped with the impressive battlements of Alicante Castle, Castillo Santa Barbara

Getting to Playa del Postiguet - Walking

Walking

The beach is an easy walk from Alicante Old town, head for the eastern end of the marina on the sea front turn left and you are at the start of the beach

From Alicante Castle, use the lift and cross the minor road, use the pedestrian bridge to cross the main road and you are at the beach

Playa del Postiguet Location & Transport

Trams Line 3 Map  Yellow line

Tram line 3 get of at:

See Location of Playa del Postiguet on our Alicante Map 

Playa de la Albuferata

Playa de la Albuferata Description

Playa de la Albuferata beach is is about 200 metres long  and consists of  fine golden sands. The beach has lifeguards, first aid post, disabled access and parasols are available to hire.

200 metres to the east is a small marina and 100 metres inland from the marina is the archeological site of Roman ruins of the Lucentum

Playa de la Albuferata Location

Located to the north east of Alicante in Albufereta

Tram stop La Isleta on Tram Lines 1, 3 & 4.       Line 1 & 3 Map     Line 4 Map

Playa de la Albuferata Location

See Location of Playa de la Albuferata on our Alicante Map

Playa de la Almadraba beach

Playa de la Almadraba Description

A nudist beach and rocky coves

Playa de la Almadraba Location

See Location of Playa de la Almadraba on our Alicante Map 

Playa San Juan beach

Playa San Juan Description

A large sandy beach packed with bars and discos.

Playa San Juan Location

Playa San Juan is located on the north east side of the large Albuferata peninsular 7 kilometres north east off Alicante centre

Tram stops:  Av. Benidorm, Londres, Plaza La Coruna on Line 4  Line 4 Map

See Location of Playa San Juan on our Alicante Map

Churches in Alicante

Parish of Our Lady of Almudena (Parroquia Nuestra Señora de la Almudena)



Paseo de la Castellana, 41, 03502 Benidorm


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Alicante Transport

Alicante Bus Station   Alicante RENFE Train Station   Alicante & Costa Blanca Trams formerly the FGV railway

 

Alicante NEW Bus Station  (Estacion de Autobuses de Alicante)



There is a Taxi Rank outside the Alicante NEW Bus Station

Location

Muelle de Poniente S/N off the Main road N-332 Av Loring .– close to Alicante harbor.

See Location of New Bus Station on our Alicante Map

Alicante OLD Bus Station  - Now CLOSED



Alicante Bus Station Description:



The bus Station consists of a large building with information / ticket offices for several bus companies including Subus & Alsa. There is also a cafe , and more cafes opposite the main entrance in Calle Portugal.

To the rear are the open air bus stands. with passenger areas covered with a flat roof supported on pillars

Alicante Bus Station Entrance
Alicante OLD Bus Station Entrance

Bus Platforms Alicante Bus Station
Bus Platforms Alicante OLD Bus Station

Cafe opposite Alicante Bus Station
Cafe opposite Alicante OLDBus Station
The Tourist Information Office Public
Telephones and yellow post box
can be seen behind the ladies head

Subus in Alicante Bus Station
Subus in Alicante  OLD Bus Station

Baile bus in Alicante Bus Station
Baile bus in Alicante  OLD Bus Station

 

Alicante Local Buses

SuBus

Many routes

More information Subus & Tourist Open Top bus

Bus C-6 Alicante - Alicante Airport at Al Et 



Bus Stops in Alicante:

Plaza Puerto de Mar  lat="38.34418" lng="-0.47965" Bus Lines 21, 22 , 21N, 22N, 23N, 24N, C-6 Airport bus.

Vazquez de Mella  lat="38.35224" lng="-0.47618" Bus Lines 01, 5, 11, C-6 Airport bus. Underground Tram Tram Marq

Alfonso X Sabio 12   llat="38.34756" lng="-0.48665" Bus Lines 01, 5, 11, Turibus, C-6 Airport bus. Underground Tram Tram Mercado

Plaza de Luceros   lat="38.34638" lng="-0.49055" Bus Lines 01, 02 Turibus, C-6 Airport bus. Underground Tram Tram Luceros

Salamanca Railway Station. at="38.34444" lng="-0.49477"

Oscar Espla 3 lat="38.33939" lng="-0.49377" 15 minutes First bus 6:05am

Service run by Surbus

Alicante RENFE Train Station



Alicante RENFE Train Terminal
Alicante RENFE Train Terminal

Information & tickets Alicante RENFE Train Station
Information & tickets
Alicante RENFE Train Station

3 Trains in Alicante RENFE Train Station
3 Trains in
Alicante RENFE Train Station

RENFE is Spain's National Rail Network with rail connections to France and the rest of Europe including the UK via the Channel Tunnel

The Euromed is a high speed train that operates between Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante.

Eurail Global Pass

Youth Pass

Seniors Pass

Passes, Rail Tickets



Alicante & Costa Blanca Trams

The former FGV railway from Alicante - Benidorm - Denia is now completely converted to a modern tram system. With an increase in the number of lines in and around Alicante with further line additions being carried out or being planned

La Marina Tram station
La Marina Tram station

Tram in El Campelo Tram Station
Tram in El Campello Tram Station

Tram interior
Tram interior

Adverts on Tram side
Adverts on Tram side

Tram in station
Tram in station

In depth information can be found here The Tram / Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana ( FGV )

Tram Maps / More information



Tram Map Lines 1  Alicante - Benidorm & Line 3 Alicante Mercado - Venta Lanuza

Tram Map Lines 2 Alicante local line from Cental Alicante to it's northern suberbs including the Hospital & University

Tram Map Line 3   Alicante Puerta del Marr - Plaza La Coruna

Tram Map Line 4 Alicante and the north east suburbs

Shopping in Alicante

Central Market (Mercado Central) Alicante

Alicante Central Market
Alicante Central Market

Alicante Central Market Description

A distinguished art deco building built by Juan Vidal Ramos in 1911 to 1912 on the site of the old city walls.  The building is rectangular in shape with a round extension, topped with a cupola in the front left corner.

The market has a wide variety of food that is popular with the local residents

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 7.30am - 2.30pm.

Alicante Central Market Location

Located at 1 Av de Alfonsso X El Sabio, 100 metres down hill from the underground Mercado Tram station

See Location of Alicante Central Market on our Alicante Map

El Corte Ingles Department Stores in Alicante


Alicante El Corte Ingles

El Corte Ingles Description

El Corte Ingles is Spain's largest chain of Department Stores that has branches through out Mainland Spain, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands

The 3 stores in Alicante are located fairly close together and each store specialises in the goods on offer  as displayed next to the addresses below

El Corte Ingles Location

  • Av.Maisonnave 53 - Fashion
  • Av.F.Soto 1 and 3 - House & Home
  • Castelar, 3 - Computer, Audio and Video

See Location of El Corte Ingles on our Alicante Map 

Craft-Market on the Promenade Alicante

Alicante Open Air Market
Alicante Open Air Market

Handbag Stall
Handbag Stall

Craft-Market Description

The market has a wide selection of stalls selling mainly craft type goods

Craft-Market Location

See Location of Craft-Market on our Alicante Map

Rambla de Mendez Nunez Alicante

Sculpture
Sculpture

The Rambla de Mendez Nunez is the main shopping street in Alicante. A tourist Information office is also located in this street

and also the streets westwards to Avenida de Federica Soto

Rambla de Mendez Nunez Location

The Rambla runs from near the Mercado Tram Station to the Casa Carbonell on the sea front

See Location of Rambla de Mendez Nunez on our Alicante Map 

Panoramis Shopping Centre Alicante

Panoramis Shopping Centre
Panoramis Shopping Centre

Panoramis Shopping Centre Description

A shopping centre with a wide variety of shops, bar / cafes,pubs, restaurants and a multi screen cinema

Panoramis Shopping Centre Location

Located on the western side of the marina and overlooking it.

Address: Muelle de Poniente, 6

Website

See Location of Panoramis Shopping Centre on our Alicante Map

Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre Alicante

Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre

Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre and Cinema Multi screen Description

Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre Location

Located on Avenida Denia, 400 metres north west from Marq Tram station

Website

See Location of Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre on our Alicante Map

More Shopping ideas



Mecadillo de Campoamor a market located in Campoamor near to the Bull Ring

Tourist Information Offices

Tourist Office of Alicante Rambla de Méndez Núñez, 41 03002 Alicante, Spain 965 200 000

Tourist Information Office RENFE train station 965125633

Tourist Information Office Av. De Niza S / N

Tourist information office City of Alicante. Plaza del Ayuntamiento 1. ALICANTE 03001

Destinations from Alicante Train Station (RENFE

Alcázar de San Juan

A Coruña

Abrantes

Albacete

Algeciras

Almería

Antequera - Sta. Ana

Avila

Badajoz

Barcelona

Bardonecchia

Benicassim

Berna/Bern

Bilbao-Abando

Blois

Bobadilla

Burgos Rosa de Lima

Cáceres

Cádiz

Calatayud

Camp de Tarragona

Cartagena

Castellón /Castelló

Ciudad Real

Córdoba

Cuenca

Elda-Petrer

Entroncamento

Ferrol

Figueres

Friburgo/Fribourg

Gandía

Ginebra/Geneve

Gijón

Girona

Granada

Guadalajara

Hendaya

Huelva

Huesca

rún

Jaén

Jerez de la Frontera

León

Limoges

Linares-Baeza

Lisboa - Oriente

Lisboa - Santa Apolonia

Lleida

Logroño

Lorca-Sutullena

Lugo

Madrid

Málaga María Zambrano

Marvao - Beira

Medina del Campo

Mérida

Milán/Milano

Miranda de Ebro

Monforte de Lemos

Montpellier

Monzón-Río Cinca

Murcia

Navalmoral de la Mata

Novara

Orleans-Les Aubrais

Oropesa/Orpesa

Ourense

Oviedo

Palencia

Pamplona/Iruña

París Austerlitz

Ponferrada

Pontevedra

Portbou

Puente Genil-Herrera

Puerto Santa María

Puertollano

Reus

Sahagún

Salamanca

San Fernando - Bahía Sur

San Sebastián/Donostia

Santander

Santiago de Compostela

Segovia

Segovia-Guiomar

Sevilla

Soria

Tarragona

Tarragona Camp

Teruel

Toledo

Turín/Torino

Tudela de Navarra

Valdepeñas

Valencia

Valladolid Campo Grande

Vigo

Villena

Vitoria/Gasteiz

Xàtiva

Zamora

Zaragoza

Zurich