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Alicante-The Leading Tourist Destination of Spain

By Adaiagasper Subscribe to RSS | December 20th 2011 | Views:

Alicante is the capital city of Alicanta- a province situated near the southern region of Valencia. This place is known for its historical Mediterranean ports and ranks as the earth largest commercial regions in Spain. At present, this city ranks among one of the fast expanding Spanish cities. Tourism is the main occupation of this city. The tourism industry is centered on the famous beaches of Costa Blanca.

Alicante experiences Mediterranean type of climate characterized by average temperature and mild rainfall throughout the year therefore it is perfect for a family holiday.

The major attractions of Alicante include:

Castle of Santa Barbara: It is situated on the highest point of the city. It was a controversial place because the residents had to battle against the Spanish government in order to prevent it from turning into an industrial estate in the year 2006-2007.

The famous tower of De Toreta which is positioned at the tops of the castle forms the oldest sections of the castle. It was constructed in the early 18th century.

The top two parks of the city include L'Ereta Park (located on the foot of Mount Benacantil, leading towards the Castle and El Palmeral Park (which is loved by children). L'Ereta is present in the old city and comprises of a chain of decks and trails that offer a stunning overview of the city from different levels. El Palmeral includes playgrounds, pristine puddles, running brooks, jogging trails, concert auditoriums and picnic tables for a perfect family get together.

The boardwalk of Explanada de España which is paved with approximately 6.5 million white marble tiles and lined by towering palm trees forms the most popular promenades present in Spain. This place witnesses outdoor musical concerts, waterfalls and the monument designed by Mark Hersch, the famous artist of Alicante.

Barrio de la Santa Cruz- the vibrant quarter present in the older part of the city is situated close to the castle of Santa Barbara. The small brick houses present on the either side of the avenues lead to ancient walls and relics of the castle. The walkways are adorned with flower tubs and flags.

The Tabarca Island situated a few kilometers away from the main city of Alicante near the Mediterranean Sea was a shelter to barbaric pirates of Barbara. However, at present, it is an impressive tourist attraction.

The above mentioned places make Alicante a famous holiday destination.

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