Top Choice Museum in Alicante

Museo Arqueológico Provincial

This museum has a strong collection of ceramics and Iberian art. Exhibits are displayed to give the visitor a very visual, high-tech experience, and it's all beautifully presented. The only drawback is the lack of i…
Top Choice Palace in Gandia

Palacio Ducal de los Borja

Gandia’s magnificent palace was the 15th-century home of Duque Francisco de Borja. Highlights include its finely carved artesonado ceilings and rich ceramic work – look out for the vivid mapa universal floor composi…
Top Choice Gallery in Alicante

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante

This splendid museum, inside the 17th-century Casa de la Asegurada, has an excellent collection of 20th-century Spanish art, including works by Dalí, Miró, Chillida, Sempere, Tàpies and Picasso.
Castle in Alicante

Castillo de Santa Bárbara

There are sweeping views over the city from this large 16th-century castle, which houses a museum recounting the history of the city and containing a couple of chambers with temporary exhibitions. It’s a sweaty walk…
Archaeological Site in Alicante


The Roman town of Lucentum, a forerunner of Alicante, is where excavations have revealed a rich wealth of pottery. You can make out its clearly defined streets and town plan, as well as bathhouses, the forum, a larg…
Museum in Alicante

Museu de Fogueres

In addition to a wealth of photographs, costumes and ninots (small effigies saved from the flames), this museum has a great audiovisual presentation of what the Fiesta de Sant Joan, all fire and partying, means to a…
Museum in Torrevieja

Museo del Mar y de la Sal

An appealing clutter of mementoes and bric-a-brac, this museum helps you appreciate why salt still means so much to torreviejenses. There's a slow-moving plan to shift it to a new location next to the tourist office…
Castle in Denia

Castillo de Denia

From Plaza de la Constitución, steps lead up to the ruins of Denia’s castle, from where there’s a great overview of the town and coast. The castle grounds contain the Museo Arqueològic de Denia; a collection of pots…
Church in Alicante

Basílica de Santa María

Flanked by twin towers, the flamboyant, 18th-century baroque facade and ornate, gilded altarpiece both contrast with the nave’s Gothic simplicity in this old-town church.
Museum in Alicante

Museo de la Ciudad de Alicante

Within the castle complex, in what was once the dungeon, this museum recounts some of the city's history.