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Alicante Parks and Gardens

A refreshing break surrounded by palm trees and bubbling fountains

Alicante Parks and Gardens


Alicante Parks and Gardens are ideal for jogging, picnicking, or just to have a break. There are fantastic performances for children and adults during the summer. The city is dotted with a variety of leafy, green areas.

Among them we find the Panteón de Quijano, Portal de Elche, Plaza de Gabriel Miró and Plaza de Calvo Sotelo, as well as the recently opened La Ereta Park, on the slopes of Mount Benacantil, offering spectacular views of the city and the sea.

One area within the city - Canalejas, located just beyond the Explanada de España - can be considered to acquire the category of park. Canelejas Park contains a monument to the Alicante writer Carlos Arniches. Of particular note are the rubber plants, more than a hundred years old and impressive both for their height and size. Outlying areas of the city have important areas of parkland, namely, the Parque del Oueste and Parque del Morant.

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Although possibly the most beautiful of all Alicante Parks is the Palmeral. Located right next to the sea on the road out of the city to Cartagena, it has an area of 72,000m2, hundreds of palm trees and other native and tropical species, not to mention an extensive leisure area.

Located on Tossal mountain next to the San Fernando Castle, is a theme park occupying an area of 63,000m2. Laid out in terraces, it has spaces for playing mini-golf, bowls and chess, for skating, skateboarding and cyclo-cross as well as for running and walking and for contemplating the marvellous panoramic views.

Canalejas Park

The most remarkable feature of this park located by the sea, a continuation of the Explanada de España, is its collection of gigantic, centenary rubber plants. The entrances to the park are flanked by stone sculptures of lions and dogs, and within you will find a number of small fountains, a surface representation in stone of a map of Spain and a monument to the Alicante writer Carlos Arniches.

Explanada de España

The Explanada de España is a promenade with four rows of palms set down in gardens that run almost half a kilometre. It is paved with an enormous mosaic of tri-coloured marble composed of 6,600,000 tiles, and with geometric shapes identical to those in the modern harbour square, which is recognisable by its Corinthian capital columns. There is an auditorium at the midpoint of the Explanada for Municipal Band concerts.

Ereta Park

Situated on the slopes of the Benacantil hill, the park is divided into different areas giving the possibility of making a route on foot from Santa Bárbara Castle, on the top of the hill, to the old town enjoying at the same time the wonderful sights of the city and the city walls.

Panteon de Quijano

The Panteón de Quijano is an enclosed garden dating from the middle of the 19th century. It contains a mausoleum and obelisk dedicated to the memory of the Civil Governor of the city, Trino González de Quijano, who died in heroic circumstances.

El Palmeral

This forest of palm trees overlooking the sea, is located at the southern extremity of the city. In addition to its wide selection of native plant species, waterfalls and lakes, the gardens include some children's play areas.

El Tossal

One of the best Alicante Parks, it is a large entertainment and leisure area that includes a theme park representation of the existing regions of the Valencian Autonomous Community in the form of games. The park also has a selection of sports facilities that includes a football field, athletics stadium, sports pavilion, heated swimming-pool and gymnastics training centre.

Source: Alicante Townhall

Attractions in Alicante

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Alicante Port
Once the strategic point of the whole province, the Alicante Port gives today a touch of luxury to this beautiful setting of the city of Alicante.

Tourist Information Alicante
Important Tourist information about Alicante, travel, places to visit, transport, emergency numbers, etc.

Alicante Beaches
As one would expect of a sea-oriented city, the sea front (with its beaches, port and promenade) is the main characteristic of Alicante.

Alicante Restaurants
Complete guide of the best spanish, international and fast food restaurants in Alicante City.

Alicante Old Quarter
The Old Quarter, is a settlement which can trace its origins back to late Roman times, and where medieval walls are interspersed with streets and lanes dating from more recent times.

Alicante Day Trips
Alicante day trips are perfect to witness the beauty of this area and its impressive dash of history.

Alicante Street Map
Get an overview of the city and find your favorite places.

Alicante Hot Air Ballooning
You will sure enjoy the freedom of flying over El Fondo Beauty Spot in the district of Baix Vinalopo, near the towns of Elche/Elx y Crevillente, and; 2 large resevoirs area, as everything up-there gets calm and silent, while you are floating up to 1000 meters over the coast and the mountains, and see the miniature people and cars, looking as they just fall from a toy box.

Santa Barbara Castle
The Santa Barbara Castle is one of the largest in the Mediterranean region. It dominates the summit as well as a large part of the slopes of Mount Benacantil. A visit of the castle is one of the most visited attractions in Alicante.

Alicante Cultural Route
From prominent art museums down the line to smaller, Alicante city is full of museums to visit.

Tabarca Island
Tabarca is a small island off the Mediterranean coast of Alicante. It is the smallest permanently inhabitted islet in Spain and is currently known for its Marine reserve.

Alicante Parks and Gardens
Alicante Parks and Gardens are ideal for jogging, picnicking, or just to have a break. There are fantastic performances for children and adults during the summer.

Theme Parks
Theme parks, Water parks and Animal parks are some of the main entertainment options when planning a fantastic family day out in Alicante.

Alicante Theatres
The main venues in town for concerts,theatre, dance, opera and other cultural festivals.

Alicante Singles
Are you a single person looking for a romantic vacation spot, with a friendly atmosphere to enjoy life at its best? Pack for Alicante and make it the most romantic holiday of your life!

Alicante Street Markets
Markets are very popular in the towns of Alicante , you will see they can be found almost every day of the week.

Nightlife

Alicante Nightlife
Find out everything about Alicante nightlife. Pubs, nightclubs, theaters, etc.

Alicante Old Quarter Pubs
When visiting the Alicante Old Quarter Pubs, it is not unusual to see more people out and about at 2, 3 or 4 am in the morning than in many other cities during the day!

Alicante Nightclubs
You will usually start the night in the many bars and pubs in the old quarter "el barrio" area (do not expect anything before 1 - 1.30 am), then about 3 - 3.30 am you will head to the Port area where there are many trendy and modern bars and pubs.

Shopping

Alicante Shopping
The heart of the shopping district is in and around Avenida de Maisonnave. Here you will find a vast array of shoe shops, boutiques, specialist shops and department stores such as El Corte Ingles. One of the favorite attractions in Alicante for visitors.

Bridal Shops Alicante
When buying in Alicante Bridal Shops , brides are wearing the wedding dresses of their dreams. They’re also finding great deals on exquisite bridesmaid dresses and flower girl. Stay within your big day budget!

Outdoors

Yoga Alicante
Yoga Alicante will help you find the peace you were longing for while will stretch you physically and mentally.

Golf Clubs in Alicante
It is Golf players paradise! Fantastic Golf Clubs within 15-20 minutes drive from the city.

Water Sports in Alicante
When you had enough of exploring, there are lots of options for water sports in Alicante, above and below the blue waters of the Mediterranean to make your day.

Alicante Safari Parks
The Alicante Safari Parks within short driving distance are must-go attractions, for safely watching the exotic wild animals in their wonderful natural environments especially if you are with the little ones!

Alicante Lawn Bowling
Bowling in Alicante is very well organised and there are a number of well managed and friendly clubs from which to choose.

Scuba Diving in Alicante
Alicante province - Costa Blanca is an ideal destination for divers looking for a great family holiday with diving as the their main activity, or for those looking to make just a few dives.

Alicante Fishing
Fishing in Alicante is just another of the many attractions in Alicante and a excellent way to relax in this beautiful part of Spain.

Alicante Tennis
If you are tennis enthusiast, there’s no better place to play and enjoy the Mediterranean such as Alicante!


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