logo  
 
   HOME >SPAIN >ALICANTE

 
Facebook Follow F-L-S on Facebook
Twitter Follow F-L-S on Twitter
Blog Follow F-L-S's Blog
 
Spanish Word the Day
Play Recording: 
 

 

  

 


 
 


 

Alicante

Alicante lies a few kilometres north of its well known airport. It is a large city with a population of over 300,000 people and has an impressive Town Hall in the form of an old baroque palace with two towers at each end. Ayuntamiento de Alicante Alicante esta situado unos pocos kilometros al norte de su famoso aeropuerto.  Es una ciudad grande con un poblacion de treiscientos mil gente y tiene un Ayuntamiento impresionante en la forma de un palacio barroco viejo con dos torres a cada extremo

Walk two short blocks and you are on the famous ‘Explanada’.  An elegant promenade running along the edge of the port, and connecting new developments at both ends of the splendid marina.

alicante explanada

Camina dos manzanas cortas y esta en la famosa ‘Explanada’, un paseo elegante paralelo al lado del puerto, entre urbanizaciones nuevas a cada lados de la marina esplendida.

At the southern side of the port  there is the modern Panoramis centre which comprises a number of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure activities. It is well named as you can see from the photo.

alicante puerto  Al lado sur hay el centro moderno Panoramis que tiene un numero de tiendas, restaurantes,  bares y actividades de recreativas.

At the other side of the marina, the ‘El Puerto’ has even more restaurants and bars.  In 2008 there was a lot of development at this side of the port. When it is completed, the whole marina area will look fantastic.

alicante puerto norte Al otro lado del marina, ‘El Puerto’ tiene tan mas restaurantes y bares.  En 2008 hacia mucho urbanizacion a este lado del puerto.  En finalizacion, todo el barrio va parecer fantastico.
Just around the corner, is the famous ‘La Postiguet’ beach,. It is a large and clean beach with shallow water ideal for families and ideal for relaxing.  Although a word of warning for if you lie on the beach.  There is a small army of oriental people offering to massage every part of your torso, for ten euros.  They can be quite persistent! La Postiguet Playa Simplemente a la vuelta de la esquina, es la famosa playa ‘La Postiguet’.  Es una playa grande y limpieza con agua poco profundo ideel para familias.  Aunque una advertencia si usted se acosta a la playa. Hay un ejercito pequeno de gente Oriental que ofrecer a masajear toda parte de su torso, por diez euros. Ellos pueden estar muy persistente.
At the beginning of May on La Postiguet, you can enjoy the magnificent festival of kites.  A wonderful weekend of colourful kite displays of every shape and form.  Not to be missed. cometas pilotage Al principios de mayo a La Postiguet, se puede disfrutar del Festival magnifico de Cometas. Un fin de semana maravilloso de exposiciones de cometas de colores muy vivos de todas formas.  No se perde.
By far the most striking landmark in Alicante is the Castillo de Santa Barbara built at over 500 feet on top of Mount Benacantil. It is easy to believe that historically the fortress was extremely important with its commanding position and views Castillo Santa Barbara El monumento el muchisimo mas sorprendente en Alicante es el Castillo de Santa Barbara construido al alto de cien y setenta metros en la cima de Monte Benacantil..  Es facil a creer que historicamente la fortaleza era muy importante con su posicion y vistas
The panorama from the summit is phenomenal, on a clear day you can see for over 50 miles in all directions.  From this height one can fully appreciate the extent of the city of Alicante. View from Santa Barbara El panorama de la cima es fenomenal, un dia despejado se posible a ver 50 milas en todas direcciones.  .  De este alto usted puede aprecia totalmente la extension de la ciudad de Alicante.
The view over the adjacent ‘old town’ is excellent. You can see the route to the ‘Ermita’ the modest little church which was a famous 19th century shrine next to the original walls of the city ermita de santa cruz La vista sobre el pueblo viejo adyacente es excelente.
Se puede a ver la ruta al famoso ‘Ermita’, una iglesia modesta perquena que estuve un santuario del siglo diecinueve al lado de las muros originales de la ciudad.
Starting at the Town Hall go past the church of Santa Maria, through the old Santa Cruz district.  At the Plaza del Carmen and take the steps up Carrer San Rafael following the signs.  Santa Cruz  Del Ayuntamiento anda en frente de la iglesia de Santa Maria y por el barrio viejo de Santa Cruz. A la Plaza del Carmen, va al Carrer San Rafael arriba un serie de los escalones y mira los senalos al Ermita. 
In early May there is a weekend of the festival of crosses in this pretty area. There are some wonderful decorations of flowers in the form of crucifixes and a competition for the best display.  The streets are adorned with bunting and there are parties throughout the district. festival de cruces En mayo temprano hay un fin de semana de festival de cruces en este lugar bonito.  Hay algunas decoraciones de flores maravillosas en formas de crucifijos y una competicion del arreglo mejor.  Las calles estan adornados con decoraciones tambien y hay fiestas en todo el barrio.  Hay unas muy bonitas casas pequenas en este barrio,
If you leave Plaza del Carmen by Carrer de Argensola then turn left, you will arrive at the very impressive San Nicolas cathedral. There are lots of pavement restaurants in this area, along the Calle Mayor. Try one of the interesting menu del dia on offer. san nicolas catedral Si sale la Plaza del Carmen por Carrer de Argensola y turce a la izquierda al pie, llegara a la catedral muy impresionante de San Nicolas.  Hay muchos restaurantes de pavimento en este barrio, a lo largo la Calle Mayor.  Proba un de menu del dia interesante en oferta.
One of the best eateries in this area is Al Medina in Plaza Santisima Faz. A really smart, efficient resto with great food and a friendly cosmopolitan staff. Ask for Nory the charming house manager from Algeria.  He is really friendly and if you can manage a little French, he will take care of you like royalty. Al Medina restaurant  Un de mejor restos cerca aqui es Al Medina en la plaza Santisima Faz.  Un muy chic restaurante eficiente con comida delicisiosa y un personal simpatica y cosmopolita.  Pregunta de Nory el camarero jefe encantador de Argelia.  Es muy simpatico y si habla un poco Frances, el usted trata a cuerpo de rey.

For the rare rainy day, the ideal destination is the archeological museum or the MARQ. It covers the history of Alicante through all the major periods.  However it uses modern video and audio digital technology to bring this history to life.  It won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2004.  Allow three to four hours, it really is a good visit.
MARQ museum Un dia lluvioso, una visita ideel es el museo arqueologico o MARQ.  Trata la historia de Alicante por todos los epocas mayores. Sin embargo el utilisa la tecnologia moderna de video y audio digital, a hacer cobrar vida a este periodo de la historia.  Gagno el premio del ano para Museos de Europa en 2004.  Permite tres o cuatro horas, es una visita muy bien.
As you would expect in a big city, there is a thriving shopping area centred around the Avenida de Maisonnave. Here you can find attractive shops of all kinds including two El Corte Ingles!  ZaraHome, and more. avenida de maisonnave
Como esperia en una ciudad grande, hay una zona de compras prosperas, y esta cerca La Avenida de Maisonnave.  Aqui puede encontrar tiendas atractivas de todos tipos incluido dos ‘El Corte Ingles’. ZaraHome, y mas.
After a full morning shopping why not lunch at the 26rd floor restaurant of the Hotel Tryp Gran Sol.  The views around Alicante are stunning and the food is top class too. Hotel Tryp Gran Sol Antes una manana completa de hacer de compras, no por que almuerzar al restaurante en el piso de veintiseis del Hotel Tryp Gran Sol. Las vistas de Alicante estan sensacional y la comida es de primera clase tambien.
If you prefer to spend more time on beaches, take a bus north for ten minutes to San Juan Playa.  When you see the size of the beach you will be impressed. It is about five kilometres long and a hundred metres wide of fine clean sand.  Another tip – don’t take the tram, it takes twenty minutes and its terminus is still a twenty minute walk from the beach!For other top spanish beaches,click here san juan playa Si usted prefiere a pasar mas tiempo a las playas, coge un autobus al norte por diez minutos a San Juan Playa. Cuando mira la playa estara impresionado.  Ella mide cerca cinco kilometros de largo y un cien de ancho de arena magnifica y limpieza.  Un otro consejo – no coge el tranvia,  El viaje dura veinte minutos y la terminal esta todavia un caminar de veinte minutos de la playa!

For an authentic Spanish holiday, Alicante is an excellent spot.  It is not a typical tourist centre, and there are no theme parks or rowdy night life. However if you enjoy good food, wine and a friendly Spanish ambience, you will appreciate Alicante.

plaza de la mar Para las vacaciones de Espanol autenticas, Alicante es un sitio excelente.  No esta un centro de turistas tipico, y no hay los parques tematicos o vida nocturna ruidosa.  Sin embargo, si le gusta comida buena, vino y un ambiente Espanol simpatico, usted va a apreciar Alicante.

For further in-depth information on Alicante, take a look at the two following websites which give superb insider knowledge of this fantastic city:

Alicante Spain Travel Guide
Discover why Alicante City is one of the most vibrant cities in Spain. Beaches, festivals, entertainment, shopping, restaurants, golf and much more!.

Another excellent site is: Holidays in Alicante Spain an excellent tourist guide for planning holidays in Alicante and the sunny Costa Blanca. Find numerous tips about places to visit, where to eat and how to get around. Enjoy excursions to Benidorm, Altea, Elche, and much more.

SLIDESHOW ON FESTIVAL DE FLORES AND PANORAMA FROM SANTA BARBARA

 

OTHER SPANISH FIESTAS

- Las Fallas, Valencia

- San Fermin, Pamplona

 



 


 

 
 
 
FUN SPANISH LANGUAGE RESOURCES
SPANISH CULTURE
VISIT SPAIN SPANISH AMERICA

Spanish Crosswords
Spanish Idioms 1
Spanish Idioms 2
Spanish Idioms 3
Spanish Idioms 4
Spanish Idioms 5
Spanish Jokes
Spanish Music fill-in-the-gaps
Spanish Proverbs
Spanish Tapas Recipes
Spanish Verbs Conjugation Balloon Game
Spanish Verbs Conjugation Space Invaders Game
Spanish Verbs Flashcards
Spanish Wordsearches
Verbodoku: Spanish Verb Sudoku Puzzles

 

 

 

Join F-L-S on FACEBOOK; TWITTER; BLOG; CONTACT US; SHARE LINKS

 

Conectores Textuales
Free Spanish resources
Spanish English Names
Imperfect vs Preterite
Most Useful Spanish words and phrases
Por vs Para
Ser vs Estar
Spanish Courses
Spanish Dictionary
Spanish Grammar and Language
Spanish Lesson of the Week
Spanish Media Links
Spanish Links
Spanish Oral Exam Linking Phrases
Spanish Relative Pronouns (that, which, who)
Spanish Questions
Spanish Speaking situations
Spanish Subjunctive
Spanish Verbs
Spanish Artists
Picasso
Miro
Spanish Cocktails
Spanish Fiestas
- Día de San Valentín (Valentine's)
- El Colacho (Baby jumping)
- Las Fallas (Festival of fire)
- La Tomatina (Tomato fight)
- San Fermin (Running of the bulls)
Semana Santa (Holy Week-Easter)
Spanish Food
Pancake Recipe
Spanish Music
Spanish Tapas
Spanish Wine
Top Spanish Beaches
Top Spanish Golf
Top Spanish Resorts
Top Spanish Restaurants
Top Spanish Sports

Alicante
Barcelona
Benidorm
Buñol (La Tomatina)
Cabo de Palos
Cantabria
Cartagena
Ciutadella
Coastal Spain
Cuba
Denia
Gran Canaria
Tenerife
Hotels in Spain
Lanzarote
La Manga del Mar Menor
La Pineda
Madrid
Mallorca
Menorca
Nerja
Pamplona (San Fermin)
Spanish America
Torrevieja
Valencia (Las Fallas)

 

Mexico City
Mexico Places
Mexican Posadas
Food of Mexico
Colombia
Spanish USA
Spanish California
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Iguazu Falls
Peru
Machu Picchu
Venezuela
Santiago Chile
Concha Y Toro wines
Ecuador
Galapagos
Guatemala
Paraguay
Cuba
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Bolivia
Honduras
El Salvador

Copyright © and TM 2007-2017 fun-learning-spanish.com