Alicante was my weekend get-away for last week. My flatmate, two other Italian friends and I caught the 9 am bus on Saturday morning and arrived at our destination in just over two hours. As it was raining, we entered one of the first bakeries we saw and we talked over a cup of coffee for a while. Fortunately, the weather got better, so we headed towards the famous Castillo de Santa Barbara. The view from the castle walls is something that could hardly be described in words. You can see the whole city, the beautiful beach with the palm trees and colorful houses surrounding it as well as the marina. Warning!! The pictures might take your breath!
I think we spent more than an hour and a half admiring the view and taking selfies:
After that it was time to continue with our walk around Alicante, so we went down to the beach alley. At that point the sun had come up as well, so we were extremely lucky and happy. To be honest, it was hard to feel the Christmas spirit:
Our journey ended with a walk around the city centre and the most picturesque neighborhood of Alicante – Barrio de Santa Cruz. Of course, we didn’t miss the opportunity to visit La Plaza de Toros. There is one in almost every city in Spain, but each Plaza de Toros has its unique characteristics:
Alicante is probably one of the most beautiful small cities I have visited so far, so…don’t disregard it as a destination when you come to Spain!