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Alicante Shopping

A favourite pastime for many tourists & locals

Alicante Shopping


ALICANTE SHOPPING

In recent years, as the city has grown so has the quantity & quality of its retail outlets. You will find something for everybody, from international labels to local crafts, in designer stores, department stores and even outdoors. Locally produced products, of a quality that is internationally recognised, are the most popular purchases.

Of the foods, we recommend the fish and vegetable preserves, olives stuffed with anchovies, chocolates, dates, sugared almonds (peladillas) and nougats (turrones). And of the drinks, the wines, anisettes and fruit liqueurs. Leather items include clothing for men and women, and the accessories for which Alicante is justly famous, its shoes, bags, wallets, belts, etc.

Alicante Shopping is also famous for its rugs, toys and dolls, as well as for its 100% handcrafted pottery and basketwork items. Shopping in Alicante is definitely a must. Either if it is for yourself, family or friends, you will find something worth it to take with you.


Shopping in Alicante Area

El Corte Inglés, Spain's giant department store chain is located in av Maisonnave. There you will find just about everything. There is one at each end of the street, they sell different products. One sells household items and have a supermarket area and the other sells mainly fashion products and jewellery.

However don't worry about finding where to buy- it's everywhere! The main shopping streets Rambla de Méndez Núñez and the Avenida Maisonnave, as well as their surrounding streets are the most notorious areas featuring designer clothes and much more. In this area, there are many department stores and famous brands that stay open until 9.00pm.

  • Zara
  • Springfield
  • Mango
  • TZ fabricantes (spanish clothing with very good quality and very reasonable prices)


  • Go to El Barrio, Alicante's old quarter, for streets full of small stores. Calle Mayor is a good place to start. Alicante also has a large mall. The Panoramis Mall is located near the harbour. It is similar to malls found in America, with a large variety of stores. In addition the mall offers a beautiful view of the harbour area.

    The biggest street markets are Campoamor, Carolinas, Benalúa y Babel (Thursdays and Saturdays). On Sunday mornings, stamp collectors and antique collectors congregate in the flea market held in the Town Hall square.

    The Central Market on Avenida Alfonso el Sabio is not to be missed. It is open from Monday to Friday, 0700 to 1430, and Saturday 0730 to 1500. During the summer there's a beautiful market on the Explanada de España.

    Alicante Shopping Centres

    These are the best Alicante shopping centres in the city. Enjoy yourself!

  • El Corte Inglés

  • Avda. Maisonnave, 53 Tel. 901 122 122 Avda. Federico Soto, 1 Tel. 901 122 122

  • Boulevard Plaza

  • Avda. de la Estación Tel. 965 92 84 40

  • Centro Comercial Gran Vía

  • José García Sellés, 2 Tel. 965 25 06 42

  • Panoramis

  • Muelle de Poniente, 6 +34 965 98 93 00

  • Mercado Central

  • Avda. Alfonso X el Sabio, 1 +34 965 14 07 63

  • Puerta de Alicante

  • Avda.Alcalde Lorenzo Carbonell, s/n +34 965 112 169

  • Plaza Mar 2

  • Avda. Denia,1 +34 965 159 523

  • Vistahermosa

  • Antonio Ramos Carratalá, s/n +34 965 261 589

    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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