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Alicante is a capital of Province Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain.
Alicante is known for great climate and its nice sandy beaches. With numerous parks, a cute historical center with narrow streets, colored houses, and a lively nightlife scene, it’s a city that offers a good quality of life.
Alicante with children
Alicante is ideal place if you are travelling with children. There are many things to do in the city and there is an interesting range of children’s events throughout the year. Climbing up to Santa Barbara Castle can be quite an adventure. At the Ocean Race Museum, you can sail on dry land. There are also many activities and play services on the beaches and in the parks so the kids can have loads of fun.
Festivals in Alicante
Alicante becomes celebration, art, fire and water during the Fiestas de San Juan bonfires; passion and folklore during Holy Week; grand show and thunderous music during the Moors and Christians fiestas; warmth and joy during its traditional festivals, and crowd fervour during the Pilgrimage of Santa Faz …
Numerous fiestas run throughout the year and it is very likely that your stay will coincide with one of them. Let the Fiestas of Alicante seduce you: the joy of the city and its people will be unforgettable.
In Alicante you will find an enormous variety of shops and department stores to buy quality goods and products typical of the region. With regard to gastronomy, we recommend trying the typical canned food and salted fish. For those really sweet-toothed, our chocolate, dates, sugared almonds and, above all, the turrón (sweet made with honey and almonds) as well as our traditional ices. Wine, including the typical moscatel (sweet wine), anisette or fruit liquor would be an ideal end for a meal.
Also the quality of our leather goods is well-known: footwear, accessories and clothes for very reasonable prices. If you are looking for gifts for the youngest members of the family, our toys and dolls are exported to all over the world. You will find as well a number of shops and department stores with the best Spanish fashion and international brand names.
If you wish to purchase decorative items for your home, our carpets, wicker goods and traditional pieces of pottery will be of your absolute satisfaction. There are several characteristic shopping areas in the city: the area of the Teatro Principal, Mercado and Maisonnave.
Good to Know
Read the basic info and some facts about Spain!
Spain has a population of 46,401,053 inhabitants, distributed to 8,124 municipalities (2018 INE provisional report).
There are two municipalities that exceed one million inhabitants: Madrid and Barcelona, 26 cities over 200,000 inhabitants, 34 municipalities between 100,000 and 200,000 inhabitants, and 83 municipalities between 50,000 and 100,000.
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