FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN ALICANTE
In Alicante, the distances are short, making it easy to get around the city on foot.
Good flight connections from Finland
It is easy to travel to Alicante from Finland, as the city can be reached from Helsinki by direct flights. Both Finnair and Norwegian offer several weekly connections from Helsinki to Alicante. The direct flight takes about four and a half hours. At its cheapest, round-trip flights can be obtained for about 150 euros.
The city’s El Altet International Airport is located about ten kilometers from the city center. The airport is one of the busiest in Spain.
You can also travel to Alicante by first flying to Barcelona and continuing from there by either train or rental car. There are currently no package tours to Finland from Alicante.
Accommodation in all price ranges
According to DigoPaul, Alicante has plenty of hotels in all price ranges. Most hotels can be found either in the center of Alicante or in the port area. The city also offers hostels for backpackers and budget travelers.
Renting a house or apartment is also quite popular in Spain. Rental villas are usually located outside the city, while apartment buildings can also be found in the city center.
Good connections everywhere
A centrally located tourist can easily walk around Alicante. The main sights and places of interest are a short distance away. Public transport also works: local buses and trams run in Alicante. Taxis use meters, but of course you can inquire about the price before you set off.
Car rental is popular in the area. Even if you don’t need a car in the city itself, there are plenty of interesting places in the surrounding area for day trips.
ATTRACTIONS OF ALICANTE
The Santa Barbara Fortress, which rises above Alicante, is one of the city’s most famous sights.
Santa Bárbara Fortress
The historic Santa Bárbara Fortress with its towers is Alicante’s most famous attraction. In the tunnels, dungeons and underground storage rooms of the fortress there is enough to explore for the whole family. From the top of the castle you can rise to stare at the scenery over the sea and the rooftops of the city. The easiest way to get to Santa Bárbara is by the lift that takes you to the fortress from the Explanada de España pedestrian street.
Explanada de España
Alicante’s famous seafront promenade, Explanada de España, is made up of over six million colorful marble bricks. On the street near the harbor area, it is nice to stop while enjoying a coffee or buying souvenirs.
The palm-lined promenade has a nice and relaxed atmosphere, and is suitable for daytime and evening activities. In addition to its magnificent seafront promenade, Alicante is known for its parks and gardens.
MACA Museum of Contemporary Art
The Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art has an impressive collection of works by Mirón, Dalín and Picasso, among others. After extensive refurbishment, the museum reopened in March 2011. The official name of the museum is the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante, or MACA. The place is located next to Santa Maria Cathedral in Alicante’s old town.
Alicante’s old architecture features the Gothic-style Cathedral of Santa Maria. Built on the ruins of an old mosque, the church dates back to the 15th century and is the oldest church in Alicante.
The Renaissance-style cathedral of San Nicolás is also one of Alicante’s most famous buildings. Conveniently located next to attractions and restaurant buzz, the 18th-century church is known for its magnificent dome list.
THE BEST OF ALICANTE
The clear waters surrounding the island of Tabarca are popular with snorkelers and divers.
Experience this in Alicante
- See the handsome fortress of Santa Bárbara.
- Shop at the Explanada de España.
- Enjoy the local beach life and old architecture.
- Visit the island of Tabarca.
- Explore the vineyards and eat Spanish delicacies.