Marina Alicante Puerto Deportivo

Marina Alicante Puerto Deportivo Local Area - Alicante

Marina Alicante Puerto Deportivo

Longitude: 00° 28.80' W

Latitude: 38° 20.47' N

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A seductive mix of sophisticated city centres and secluded havens of ivory sand, set in stunning cerulean seas   view

Alicante on the Costa Blanco in southern Spain has a history spanning over 7000 years.  The earliest settlements have been found on Mount Benacantil, a mountain which dominates the city of Alicante.  The port was fully established in 1000BC with the arrival of Greek and Phoenician traders and remains today a hub for international trade an pleasure craft.

Alicante has a multitude of historical sites that attract visitors, such as the Castle of Santa Barbara on the slopes of Mount Benacantil, the Basilica of Santa Maria, and the Convent of the Canonigas de San Augustin.  Other points of interest include the defence towers of the Huerta de Alicante built in the 15th century to defend against the Barbary pirates, the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts in the Gravina Palace and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante.

For those looking for some excitement, Alicante is home to several festivals, including the Moros i Crisitans festival in April, the Bonfires of St. John festival in June, as well as theatre and dance events staged in the Paseo del Puerto in summer.