Dominating the city skyline Santa Bárbara Castle 166 metres up on top of Mount Benacantil is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain, with unbeatable views over the Bay of Alicante and Tabarca Island.
The city museum is inside the castle and the road down to the city takes you through the old town quarter where you can visit the picturesque Santa Cruz district or walk the remains of the city walls.
You can get to the castle via a lift built within the rockface opposite El Postiguet beach.
Old Town Quarter
In the old town quarter you will fnd the 17th century San Nicholas Co-cathedral complete with 15th century cloisters.
The Town Hall is an 18th-century Baroque building and the Santa María Basilica is a gothic building dating from the 14th century.
The Central Market
All kinds of high-quality products can be bought at the Market, especially local fish and seafood, vegetables and fruit, as well as other typical local products.
If you fancy seeing how the other haf live then a visit to the Marina and it’s bars and restaurants is always worth a visit