Visit the Moorish Castle of Santa Barbara, one of Europe’s largest medieval fortresses.Set high on Benacantil Hill, gaze down from the Castle battlements over the city and surrounding coastline. Enjoy a refreshing glass of Sangria at a bar inside the Castle.
Explore the baroque-style Monastery of Santa Faz, with its pyramid-shaped dome.Inside the Monastery, you’ll find a relic brought from the Vatican in the 15th century which, as tradition has it, is actually a cloth used by Christ to dry his bloodied face during the Stations of the Cross.
A guided stroll takes you through the charming old Moorish quarter, nestling at the foot of the imposing Castle. The Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas has an austere renaissance façade, and inside you’ll discover a magnificent 17th century nave and 15th century cloister.You’ll also see the impressive 18th century baroque Town Hall, where your guide will provide you with details of its imposing exterior before some free time.
On the beautiful palm-lined Esplanade of Spain, sample the delicious local specialty first introduced to Alicante by the Moors: ‘Horchata’, a sweetened milk of crushed tiger nuts.

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