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Travesia de les Cansalades, s/n, Javea, Alicante Province, 03730, Spain
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1 week enough

by kari18

Hi I'll be in spain this june for three weeks and i plan on studying in salamanca for two of those weeks. for my third week, i was interested in studying in alicante, and i was wondering if it would be worth coming to there only for one week. my main reason behind coming to alicante would be that the hogueras festival would be taking place then. and the fact that i may not return to spain for who knows how long makes me want to make the most of it and experience all that i can. but again im not sure if i should just stay put in salamanca or take the 3rd week in alicante?

Re: 1 week enough

by Aitana

I agree with them. To study is not compatible with Alicante during the Hogueras. Come to have a nice time, enjoy the atmosphere during the festival, see the bonfires, the "belleas", go to the beach... but if you really intend to study, Alicante in that period is not the right place. We like very much firecrackers, alone or in series. Noise and gunpowder smell are present everywhere during the Hogueras, which is nice in case you can enjoy it.

Re: 1 week enough

by kari18

hmm ok. well would it be worth coming to alicante for the festival? the festival seems like fun but if its not totally worth coming to alicante then i may not make the effort to come for it.

Re: 1 week enough

by Aitana

Nobody can tell you if it is worth coming. You may like the Hogueras, you may not... You may have friends who have come, they can tell you their impressions.
There are tips about the Hogueras in VT Alicante pages; I have a travelogue too. Check pages about the Hogueras, such as the folowing:
If you have friends here (or coming with you) and a place to stay, the decision shouldn't be difficult ;)
Anyway, enjoy your time in Spain.

Re: 1 week enough

by BlackTshirt

Alicantinos are at their friendliest during the Hogueras too. It's a great time and something not to miss if you've never been. A friend of mine works on the sculptures and I can tell you alot of work goes into it. It might be helpful to bring a Catalan or Valencian / English or Castellano dictionary to help you to understand the poems. And finally, like my hiking friends told me, you'll learn more Spanish hanging out with Spanish people for a few days than you would in the University in a month. Besides, there's the beach!

Travel Tips for Alicante

You have now arrived in a city...

by fga

You have now arrived in a city with three thousand years of history behind it. And in order to understand it and enjoy it all the more, we should consider not only its present but also its past, so as to delve a little more deeply into the idiosyncrasies of the city and its inhabitants.
The first settlements in the area were centred around the slopes of mount Benacantil, occupied today by the castle of Santa Bárbara, which combined the privileges of being close to the sea yet offering the protection of being high above the surrounding land. Although no definite remains have been found, historians are sure that the Iberians fortified the hilltop. Another settlement was located in the Benalúa area, where the Roman city of Lucentum was built, the predecessor of the city of Alicante today. Others villages from the same period have been located at the Albufereta and in the Serra Grossa.
With the arrival of the Moors, the present-day city was built under the protection of the castle. Alfonso, later to become the 10th, known as the Wise, conquered the city in 1246 for the Castilian crown, and in 1308 Jaime II incorporated Alicante in the Kingdom of Valencia. In 1490 Ferdinand the Catholic granted Alicante its City Charter, and 100 years later it was to become the natural port of Castile, propitiating a growing sea trade, thanks to which the economy of the area began to flourish and population grew considerably, with Alicante attaining the rank of Spain's third largest trading port.
Alicante has seen its share of wars and conflicts throughout the history of Spain, and due to its position on the coast, all attacks have been made from sea. In 1691, under the reign of Charles II, the French Armada bombed the city for seven consecutive days. Without so much as a breathing space, it became involved in the War of Spanish Succession (1701-14). It sided with the Bourbons and suffered the bombardment and destruction of the castle of Santa Bárbara by English troops. During the War of Independence (1804-14), known as the Peninsular War, it was the provisional capital of the Kingdom of Valencia while Valencia proper was occupied by Major General Suchet.
In the 18th century Alicante began to recover after the disasters of recent wars, but it was really in the 19th century when it started to expand considerably. With the arrival of the railway in 1858, its linkage to the centre of the peninsula guaranteed its leading role as a port, giving it the cosmopolitan air of a city facing the sea and welcoming maritime traffic. Today, Alicante is the second largest city in the Land of Valencia with a population of 261.255 (1991), a central location on the Costa Blanca, and now deriving much of its income from the tourist industry.

For all those would be wine...

by Ricardo-Juan

For all those would be wine buffs. This area of Spain is noted for its great wines, grapes have been grown here for hundreds of years. The best known area is the Jalon valley which can be found 10/12Km south of Javea on the Alicante road.

Castille de Santa Barbara

by PeterReed

To visit Castille de Santa Barbara, you have a choice: WALK 350 ft up Mount Banacantil through wooded and scrubby parkland OR walk 200 yds through a tunnel and take the ELEVATOR for 2.4 euros. From the top it is easy to see why this was such a vital fortress with 360 degree views over the land and seascape. No invaders could get near without being seen. The first reports of a Citadel here come from the 10th. Century and it seems to have kept its Moorish structure until the 15th.Century when it had major alterations to convert it into a Christian building with a Palace, Church, cisterns, storerooms, kitchen, dining hall, stables, hospital, mills, oven etc. In the 16th. Century the Castle took on more of a military role with the provision of a Governor’s House, Engineering Corps HQ, dungeons, powder room and bakery as well as a parade ground, the troop barracks and guard room. It’s a truly remarkable place particularly since with all this history around, there are now very modern sculptures dotted around the site as well as various exhibitions of contemporary art in several of the rooms of the castle. To really explore the site can take a whole morning, although for the best views it is probably better in the afternoon when any early haze has cleared. And if all that walking round in the warmth builds up a thirst there is a tree-shaded area with a cafe cum bar to refresh those parts that are in need. The walk down through that parkland can be quite pleasant. Just at the bottom, at the moment, there is a massive construction going on with the building of a new underground and tram system.


by Hosell

This beautiful building is Alicante's Town Hall,it is located just behind La Explanada Park in downtown.You can go inside and see the building and sometimes also its offer some interesting expositions.After the Town Hall,it starts the old town of the city with some nice places to see and a lot of narrow streets

Esplanade of Spain

by DanielF

This is one of the most beautiful sea promenades in Spain. It was built on a ground gained to the sea using the rests of the old city walls. Several palm trees were planted, as this is the typical tree of the region.


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Address: Travesia de les Cansalades, s/n, Javea, Alicante Province, 03730, Spain