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Old Town Alicante's boundaries are roughly drawn by the streets Rambla de Méndez Núnez and Explanada de España, and Mount Benacantil, which is topped by the Castillo de Santa Bárbara. Ideal for meandering, Old Town's narrow streets will also give you a true feel for this city. On your wander, you'll probably happen on the city's town hall, cathedral, a convent and a handful of museums, including the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts and the Museu de Arte del Siglo XX Asegurada. Frommer's recommends checking out the Barrio de Santa Cruz, which is "a colorful section with wrought-iron window grilles, flowers, and a view of the entire harbor."

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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

#5 Las Hogueras de San Juan Las Hogueras de San Juan (the Bonfires of Saint John) is an annual event that takes place around June 24. Similar to Valencia's Las Fallas event, Alicante's version ... Read more » Fernando Pastor / Flickr

#6 Palm Groves of Elche The Palmeral de Elche (or Palm Grove of Elche) has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its grove of more than 11,000 palm trees — the largest in ... Read more » josecarlosdiez / Wikimedia Commons

#7 MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum It's no wonder that the Museo Arqueológico is many Alicante visitors' favorite museum. In 2004, it won the esteemed European Museum of the Year Award by the Council of ... Read more » Puntin1969 / Flickr

#10 Postiguet Beach If you don't want to travel too far from the city center, Postiguet Beach is the place to go. Backed by a promenade (aka a "boardwalk") and a line ... Read more » Kokoo / Flickr

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