Guests of Alicante are able to make a true trip to the past, for this they simply need to take a stroll through the colourful neighbourhood of Santa Cruz. It is located in the foothills of Benakantil, the area of which many medieval buildings were preserved, some of which were erected in the 13th century. Here you can walk for hours through the ancient curvy streets, admire the houses built of white stone, as well as buildings in the Moorish style. It is most interesting to walk to these places in the spring and summer, as virtually all old houses are decorated with curly flowers and ornamental plants.
For those who like to relax in the fresh air, the Canalejas park will be pure joy; it is next located to the coastline. This park does not does not impress with size, yet it will amaze with its original design. There are several trees in the park, that date back to more than a hundred years. Each year, the park is decorated with interesting landscape ornaments, it features numerous fine sculptures and decorative fountains in its territory.
Travellers who love the unusual sights should go on an excursion to the island of Tabarka. Many years ago it was home to pirates, where they hid their treasures. Today the island attracts with its natural beauty and the preserved historical monuments. You can visit the ancient church, which bears the name St. Peter's, as well as admire the ruins of the old city walls. The island has several small towns, where you can visit the national restaurants and get acquainted with the life of local residents.