Alicante's Top 10
Collected by Brandy Bell, AFAR Local Expert
Martinez de Velasco N° 4. 3-izquierda, 03013 Alicante, Spain
Once voted Europe's best museum, the forward-thinking Museum of Archaeology (MARQ) presents prehistory in a thoroughly modern and stylized way. Thousands of artifacts of human history are revealed through interactive displays using the latest...
Carrer Gravina, 13-15, 03002 Alacant, Alicante, Spain
Set in a renovated 18th-century palatial mansion, the Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina (MUBAG) is a grand and austere setting for a permanent collection of Spanish works of art—from both famous and lesser-known artists—as well as temporary...
Parque de La Ereta, s/n, 03001 Alicante, Spain
Majestic views, fine wines and some of the best service in the country are yours to savor at La Ereta. There are only two options to choose from: the tasting menu or the full menu. Whichever you opt for, dishes will likely feature excellent...
03002 Alicante, Spain
Santa Bárbara Castle is perched above the city atop the rocky outcropping of Mount Benacantil. To get to the unbeatable views, either walk or drive up the winding road or take an elevator from Postiguet Beach. The castle is free to visit—the...
Plaza San Gregorio, 1, 03517 Guadalest, Alicante, Spain
To reach the ruins of the Moorish castle at Guadalest, head out of the village along a path that ventures through a stone tunnel up to the fortifications. Within the castle walls, visitors can explore a bell tower, a dungeon and other small...
Paseo de la Estación, s/n, 03202 Elx, Alicante, Spain
This vast plantation of date palms was laid out at the same time that the Muslim city of Elche arose, near the end of the 10th century when most of the Iberian Peninsula was under Moorish control. The ingenious irrigation system at this UNESCO...
carretera cuevas canelobre, CV-776, 03111 Busot, Alicante, Spain
The Canelobre Caves, seven million years in the making, are just 20 kilometers from Alicante and worth the effort it takes to visit them. The sprawling caverns, so large that concerts are sometimes held here, have been called "Nature's Sagrada...
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