Must-see attractions in Costa Blanca

  • Museum of contemporary art of the city of 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…

  • Street of Altea old town.

    Altea Old Town

    Costa Blanca

    It's an easy 10-minute stroll back from the beach to this tight-knit hilltop warren of whitewashed houses. It's visually very beautiful and, though the…

  •  Archaeological museum of the city of Alicante.

    Museo Arqueológico de Alicante


    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…

  • Castillo de Santa Bárbara


    There are sweeping views over the city from the ramparts of this large 16th-century castle, which houses a museum recounting the history of the city and…

  • Castillo de Dénia


    From Plaza de la Constitución steps lead up to the ruins of Dénia’s castle, from where there’s a great overview of the town and coast. The castle grounds…

  • Museos Flotantes

    Costa Blanca

    Anchored at the dock are a submarine and an old customs boat, both of which you can clamber aboard to explore. Onshore alongside are various other vessels…

  • Museu de Fogueres


    In addition to a wealth of photographs, costumes and the most popular ninot (effigy) of each year, saved from their normal fiery fate by popular vote,…

  • Museo Volvo Ocean Race


    On the pier, this museum brings to life the gruelling conditions of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race with a simulator, videos, photos and a display of…

  • Basílica de Santa María


    Flanked by twin towers, this old-town church's flamboyant, 18th-century baroque facade and ornate, gilded altarpiece contrast with the nave’s Gothic…

  • Museo del Mar y de la Sal

    Costa Blanca

    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…

  • Mercado Central


    Alicante's main market hall is a feast for the eyes and other senses. Dating from the 1920s, it has a few Modernista flourishes; it suffered extensive…

  • Fish Auction

    Costa Blanca

    Head down to the fishing port, in the shadow of the mighty Peñón, to watch the day's catch get auctioned off in the lonja (fish market).

  • Playa de San Juan


    Northeast of the town, Playa de San Juan, easily reached by the tram (Costa Blanca stop), is larger and usually less crowded than the city beach.

  • Lucentum


    The ruins of the Roman town of Lucentum, a forerunner of Alicante, lie about 3km east of the centre in the locale of Tossal de Manises. Excavations have…

  • Icarus


    This splendid waterside bronze figure of a pin-headed Icarus bearing his wing (or is it a surfboard?) as he emerges from the water is by contemporary…

  • Playa del Postiguet


    Immediately northeast of the port is the attractively coloured sandy beach of Playa del Postiguet, Alicante's city beach. It gets packed in summer.

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