Shore excursion from port of Alicante, Spain
- Duration 3h
- Activity level medium
What you'll do
Pick up in port by our guide with the Shore2Shore sign.
Alicante, a port city located on the Mediterranean coast, is the second most populated municipality of the Valencian Community and one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain. Nestled between two castles, one on Mount Benacantil, with 169 m high, on which sits the castle of Santa Barbara that dominates the urban facade and is the most characteristic image of the city and the other the castle of San Fernando on Mount Tossal. Alicante means sun, beach, but also neighborhoods full of life and history. If we go into the city center, leaving behind the sea, the beach and the port between the two castles that watch over the city, we will find modern spaces, historic buildings, culture and gastronomy.
In our visit we will know the modern city, the Palmeral of Alicante that has large areas for walking among its abundant palm trees, a lake and artificial rivers that can be crossed by its wooden bridges; the Plaza de Los Luceros one of the most emblematic of the city, located in the center, in it happen every year the typical mascletás of the great festivals of Alicante, les Fogueres de Sant Joan. The Central Market built between 1911 and 1912 on the wall of the eighteenth century that surrounded Alicante; we will contemplate the Plaza de Toros one of the oldest in the Valencian Community still in operation. Built in 1847, the grandeur of the square and its large capacity give an idea of the importance of bullfighting in Alicante during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Postiguet beach, at the foot of the castle of San Barbara and next to the famous promenade of the Explanada.
Our walking tour will discover the old Arab quarter and the Christian quarter, origin of the current Alicante where we will see the City Hall, this baroque civil building was built in the eighteenth century in the space occupied by the old town hall, among its ornamental elements include the Solomonic columns of the facade and the two towers. Inside there are several interesting rooms such as the Blue Room, Elizabethan style, the Plenary Hall and a chapel where mass can be celebrated. The Basilica of Santa Maria, is the oldest church in the city, and dates from the fourteenth century built on the remains of the Islamic mosque of Alicante; The Co-cathedral of San Nicolas which began to be built in 1600, Herrerian Renaissance style, highlights its cloister of s.. XV with two baroque doors, the altar and the blue dome of 45 meters high, under it the Chapel of the Communion considered one of the most beautiful examples of Spanish baroque; the Santa Cruz neighborhood and the Plaza de Gabriel Miro with its leafy ficus centenarians make this place a privileged space.
We will enjoy free time at the Explanada de España. This promenade runs parallel to the port, from the Puerta del Mar to the Parque de Canalejas. It is one of the most popular roads in the city of Alicante and was built during the first half of the twentieth century. It is one of the emblems of the city, lined on each side by rows of palm trees is decorated with nearly 7 million tricolor marble tesserae that form a mosaic with a characteristic design that mimics the waves of the sea.
A tour full of history and traditions where we will know the main monuments of the city and the layout of the ancient walls of Alicante.
Our visit includes the museum of Hogueras de San Juan (closed on Mondays), a unique space that shows the different stages that has had the most representative festival of Alicante, declared of International Tourist Interest, you can see collections of pardoned ninots (the figures that are saved from the bonfire) also has an audiovisual room with projections on the festival.
Return to the port for the farewell.
- DURATION: BUS AND GUIDE AVAILABLE UP TO 3 HOURS
- THERE ARE NO SUPPLEMENTS.
- Level Easy/Panoramic/Cultural
- It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes.
- People with reduced mobility who use wheelchairs must be accompanied by other people who can help them. Shore2Shore staff and the driver, by law, cannot assist these people because they do not have the necessary qualifications. Please use folding wheelchairs, as the buses do not have lifts or ramps. We are not responsible if the client does not inform us of their situation at the time of booking.
|2023||Group of 53 people|
|2024||Group of 53 people|