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Things to do in Alicante

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“Fantastic Views of the City. Interesting history about the moor conquest and past”
  • 290 locals recommend
History Museum
“The archeological museum of Alicante is just a few blocks from the apt. And in the area past the large roundabout going North is Al Campo a huge shopping mall and supermarket where you can find anything!”
  • 113 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The Central Food Market is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal, and try the local produce. Also visit the very nice Japanese Restaurant Katana on the lower floor.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Department Store
“You can buy some souvenirs as well, books, newspaper, clothes, jewellery, etc..”
  • 52 locals recommend
Theatre
“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. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Harbour / 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.”
  • 60 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.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“The best restaurant in Alicante. located in the City Centre. A bit expressive. advice make a reservation”
  • 70 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.”
  • 46 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
Castle
“Excellent viewpoint. From this point you will see the city and also the sea at its best.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“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”
  • 68 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Old Town of Alicante with quaint and interesting architecture, some nice small restaurants and some good meuseums like the MACA and MUBAG”
  • 70 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. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“One of the best restaurants in Alicante, best food barra with shrimps, jamón, ensaladilla... fresh fish Perfect for a special dinner and closing dinner in Alicante!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Traditional authentic Spanish food (surf and turf) assortment of tapas and dishes. ”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“The best restaurant in Alicante. located in the City Centre. A bit expressive. advice make a reservation”
  • 70 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Alicante, best food barra with shrimps, jamón, ensaladilla... fresh fish Perfect for a special dinner and closing dinner in Alicante!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional authentic Spanish food (surf and turf) assortment of tapas and dishes. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Typical spanish restaurant- very nice food in from of the beach. Favorite place of locals. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“A great restaurant with a slightly higher price tag than most restaurants in Alicante, this restaurant has a fantastic a la carte menu and some great tapas choices. They also have an excellent wine list for those who love it.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Fellas listen up, if you want to treat your girlfriend or wife to one of the best dining experiences they've ever had, you have to take them to La Ereta. A Michelin star restaurant (at about 79 euros per person) with a set menu, it is half way up the castle of Santa Barbara and is the place for a fantastic dinner. Make sure you reserve a table on the terrace for the best experience!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Try one of the typical rice dishes of Alicante! Something expensive but good quality.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“Upscale mouth-watering traditional Spanish food, paella, arroz a Banda, and so much more. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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