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Discover Alicante with the Free Walking Tours

One of the best ways to get to know the city of Alicante and its historical center is to a walking tour. Strolling through its streets, its dreamy corners, and visiting the main monuments is an unforgettable experience. Now you can discover Alicante on foot with the Free Walking Tours. They are guided tours across the historic center and old town, and also the Castle of Santa Barbara. The guides will explain you the history, the legends and the most interesting anecdotes of each part. For Alicante has many stories to tell its visitors. An Iberian, Roman and Muslim past among many other civilizations. The capital remains today a melting pot of cultures. Walking through its centric streets, you will discover why the city has been from ancient times one of the cultural and economic centers of the Mediterranean area. You can book your Free Walking Tours online, directly from the Internet. There are programmed visits every day that last about two and a half hours. And you can also prepare your guided visit to the Castle, of two hours, every Monda, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 3:00 pm. You can book your visit very easily and in english at […]

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Carnival in Alicante, from February 23 to March 5

From February 23 to March 5, Alicante celebrates its Carnival festivities. It is one of the most awaited celebrations, with a great tradition and history. The city has been celebrating it for more than 40 years, a festival in line with its personality. It represents joy, civic participation and brotherhood. Although the masquerade is already celebrated all across the world, the one of Alacant has some distinctive features that make it different. The predominant element is the disguise, not masks; And is celebrated in open spaces, in the middle of the street, so it is not necessary to be associated with any institution. It is, then, a party enjoyed by all the citizens and tourists that those days come to the capital. So, if you plan to travel to the city, do not hesitate to bring your disguise in the suitcase and go down to the Rambla to dance and have fun. Party in the center It is this famous avenue – located a few minutes from your accommodation in Be Alicante – which welcomes the big day of the festivity: the ‘Saturday Ramblero’. This year will take place on February 25, and you can not miss it. Along the Rambla, […]

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Alicante, top destination for your holidays in Spain

Whether you are looking for low cost holidays in Spain, a family trip or a culture break to the country, Alicante has to be in your top destinations list. The White Coast- Costa Blanca– is one of the most important places when speaking about tourism in the spanish coastline. And if you are planning your summer vacation and you are in search for a sunny sky, mild temperatures, beautiful beaches to sprawl out on, neon nightlife, amazing food and ancient culture, then Alicante is your best option. The capital of the Costa Blanca embraces the light and the warm of the Mediterranean Sea and welcomes tourists with open arms. Being the main city in the area, its connections with touristic centers like Benidorm, Calpe, Altea, Denia or El Albir are really good. In fact, you can easily take Alicante’s Tram- the Metropolitan Light Rail System-, which will take you to these fanscinating places in no more than one hour and half. Life in Alicante is vibrating by day and by night. The warm golden sunshine invites you to explore the Explanada, the palm-lined promenade that covers the coastline from the harbor to the Postiguet beach. Along its yacht-filled marina you […]

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The Procession of the Magi of Alcoy celebrates its 131 anniversary

The night of January 5 is one of the most special Christmas dates in Spain. Tradition tells us that on the eve of Three Kings Day, the three wizards of the East visit the children to give them gifts, and that same afternoon, most of Spain’s cities celebrate their Procession, a parade in which their majesties are the real protagonists, with their impressive floats and their royal pages and shepherds. The tradition of the ‘Cabalgata de Reyes’ is very old, but there is a village where this celebration is especially important: Alcoy. In the locality of the interior of Alicante, the arrival of its majesties of East is a special event, in which more than a thousand Alcoyans participate and each year it gathers thousands of visitors in its streets. It is the oldest cavalcade in Spain and is believed to be also the world’s oldest. The first recorded representation was in 1866. The event celebrates, therefore, its 131 anniversary this year 2016. It is declared Festivity of National Tourist Interest and if you are in Alicante those days, yo cannot stop traveling to Alcoy to witness this celebration. Of course, we recommend you not to be late, for the […]

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The Enfarinats in Ibi (Alicante). Every December 28, the day of the Holy Innocents

The Enfarinats in Ibi (Alicante). Every December 28thIf you are in Alicante the last week of the year, and you decide to make a small ‘escape’ to the interior of the province, be very careful! If you go through Ibi on December 28, you may find yourself involved in an epic battle, a merciless struggle in which weapons are … eggs and flour! Yes, you have listened well. Every year, on Holy Innocents Day, the town of Ibi celebrates its popular festival of Els Enfarinats, with more than 200 years of antiquity. An event that has as a central act a unique combat, where two sides – the ‘flouted’ and ‘the opposition’ – fight symbolically for the city’s civilian leadership. Vegetables, flour, eggs and firecrackers are the weapons of these revolutionaries. In the battle only married men – the same ones every year – participate, extravagantly dressed, in old clothes, patched and with bright colors. They all wear a hat and face painted, and in this outfit they battle through the streets while the rest of the citizens encourage them. The party starts the night before, on December 27, when these two groups of rivals travel through the town, making […]

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ArtFutura, el festival internacional de la creatividad digital

El próximo 12 de diciembre Alicante se convierte en la capital de la cultura del futuro y la creatividad digital con el festival Artfutura, un evento internacional que reúne los proyectos y las ideas emergentes más innovadoras del actual escaparate del “new media”, el diseño de interacción, los videojuegos y la animación digital. El evento se celebra en un total de 23 ciudades en todo el mundo, y Alicante será su sede hasta el próximo 27 de abril de 2017. Esta edición tendrá como temática principal la realidad virtual e Internet 3D. En los distintos actos del festival podrán conocerse las principales novedades en animación 3D, así como documentales, motiongraphics, efectos especiales, virales, videoclips y muchos otros conceptos del arte más vanguardista. En su paso por Alicante, el festival tendrá como sedes oficiales el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MACA), que esta situado a sólo unos pasos del Alojamiento turístico La Milagrosa, sede de BeAlicante, y el Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras. Madrid, Barcelona y Londres serán las otras tres cuidades que acogerán la inauguración de Artfutura. Después, el festival viajará a Bangkok, Berlin, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Granada, Ibiza, México DF, Miami, Montevideo, Murcia, Paris, Palma de Mallorca, Punta del Este, Saint-Brieuc, […]

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