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Explanada de España picture in Alicante
Explanada de Espana picture in Alicante
Explanada de España picture in Alicante
Explanada de Espana picture in Alicante

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The ideal place to people watch, the trademark Explanada de España is a marble-laden promenade, constructed from 6.5 million mosaic tiles. Lined by benches and several rows of palm trees, the walk is hemmed in by the shore on one side and several blocks of restaurants and nightclubs on the other.

You'll find it between Puerta del Mar and the Canalejas Park. 

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#1 San Juan Beach You'll find this piece of shoreline just about 6 miles north of Alicante. Playa del San Juan is accessible by bus or tram, and it's known as one ... Read more » Forcy / Wikimedia Commons

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#3 Castillo de Santa Barbara Carthaginians built the first incarnation of this fortress in 400 B.C.; Romans and Arabs later used the fort and added to it — drawbridges, battery, hospitals, dungeons, and more. Today ... Read more » mltorrefranca / Flickr

#4 Explanada de Espana The ideal place to people watch, the trademark Explanada de España is a marble-laden promenade, constructed from 6.5 million mosaic tiles. Lined by benches and several rows of palm ... Read more » Chili Head / Flickr

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