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Top 10 Things To Do in Alicante

Welcome to Alicante – the City of Light that never sleeps. This year is going to be hot and lively. Are you looking for fun and great parties? Alicante is the right place for you. During the summer months of June, July, and August, our city invites you to have an unforgettable holiday.

Top 10 Alicante Spain things to do

1. Enjoy Alicante beaches
Get in touch with the Mediterranean. Enjoy excellent weather, sunny days, and endless blue sea. Alicante offers you some of the best beaches on the Spanish coast. Postiguet beach, San Juan beach, Urbanova beach, just to name a few. Kilometres of sand are waiting for you this summer along Costa Blanca Alicante coast.

Alicante beaches – Las playas

2. Have fun in the Old Town
Alicante Old Town – called El Barrio – is the best place for having a good time during hot summer nights. There is plenty of diverse places for parting and meeting with friends. Find your favorite pub or nightclub! The party starts at midnight!

3. Visit Alicante castles
Get in touch with Alicante millennium past. Alicante castles are fabulous symbols of turbulent history. Enjoy breath taking views over the surrounding countryside and make hundreds of great photos!

Alicante castles – Santa Barbara and San Fernando

4. Visit MARQ – exhibitions
Discover Alicante’s archaeological treasures. MARQ (Archaeology Museum of Alicante) invites you to visit a new fascinating exhibition.

MARQ – Archaeology Museum of Alicante

5. Participate Las Hogueras de San Juan
From 20th to 24th of June 2011, you can participate in one of the best festivals in Spain – Las Hogueras de San Juan (St John’s Bonfires). This is the official festival of Alicante, declared as of International Tourist Interest. You will see numerous colorful figures made of paper and wood all over the city and hundreds of thousands of visitors from the whole world. People make never-ending parades and carnivals during days and nights. Streets are crowded with music stages, tables, and open-air restaurants. On the final night, at midnight, all the figures are burnt to the ground during an amazing party.

6. Alicante fireworks competition
At the end of the Las Hogueras de San Juan festival, you can have several unforgettable nights more. Just go to the Postiguet beach at midnight (or a bit earlier to find a place) and watch a spectacular firework competition. You will be surprised by a variety of colors and forms.

7. Alicante Film Festival
The International Alicante Film Festival is organized from 21th to 28th of May. The events take place in Alicante Theatre (Teatro Principal), various Alicante cinemas, and in Ciudad de la Luz, the complex of the most modern film studios in Europe.

Alicante Film Festival
Ciudad de la Luz – film studios

8. Visit Medieval Market
During the last week of June, you can travel into the past and live the medieval way of life. Listen to old street music, eat tasty food, buy traditional products, visit gypsy witches with fortune-telling cards, and enjoy the Old Town of Alicante.

Photos from Alicante Medieval Market

9. La Corrida de toros
La Feria Taurina – During Las Hogueras de San Juan (second half of June), you can also experience something typically Spanish – bullfighting.

10. Exposition Hall “Lonja del Pescado”
Visit the best exposition hall in Alicante and enjoy high art. Situated in the harbor, between Canalejas Park and Panoramis commercial center, “Lonja del Pescado” is one of the favorite meeting points.

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Katy

Hi, I'm Katy, a British blogger who now lives in the Costa Blanca, Spain.As you can guess I love Spain and love writing about all of the great things to do here. From the amazing beaches, the beautiful mountain ranges, the stunning towns and cities and the lively bars and restaurants, there is so much to do here. Every day is a good day here in Spain.

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