The city of Alicante is beautiful and perfectly located on the coast of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and is a destination that can offer you everything from big city life to cozy streets and fabulous beaches. More and more people are discovering Alicante and appreciate the combination of metropolitan and beach vibe.
Thanks to the increasing tourism, Alicante is one of the cities that are growing fastest in Spain. There is plenty to do in town but here are some tips that you should not miss:
1. Art Museum MACA
Maca is one of the most important museums of modern art in Spain. MACA is located in Alicante’s oldest building next to the Basilica of Santa María. A baroque building from 1685. The museum has recently been reopened after a year of renovation work and is now improved and broadened. The reason for the renovation was the desire to create space for an extensive collection of 1900s art donated by Eusebio Sempere.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 to 20:00, Sundays and holidays 10:00 to 14:00. Closed Mondays.
2. Archaeology Museum MARQ
MARQ is an archaeological museum located in an old hospital in central Alicante. In 2004, MARQ won the title “European Museum of the Year.” There are many findings found in various locations around Alicante from the Paleolithic period.
Open every day except Mondays and Sunday afternoons.
3. Take a trip with Turibus
If you want a quick overview and want to see the main thing, we recommend a trip with the tourist buses Turibus. The buses run through the city and stop at nine interesting places. During the bus ride, you will receive information via the speakers of the various sights in French, Spanish, German, English and Italian. TuriBus run every hour between the hours. 10 and 19. They will take a break between 15 and 17.
Buses run every day except on Mondays, and you can ride the buses as many times as you want in one day.
4. The old part of the city
The old part of town is well worth a visit. Where you should take a look at the San Nicholas Cathedral from the 1600s and the town hall is a baroque building from the 1700’s and the Santa María Basilica, a church in Gothic style with baroque and rococo details from the 1700s.
5. Art Museum MUBAG
MUBAG is an art museum (Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina) that showcases the city’s art collections from the Middle Ages until today. The museum is housed in a building from the 1600s and is open every day except Mondays.