Sights of Spain in the province of Alicante
The sights of Spain, which abound in the Costa Blanca, excite the imagination of tourists, fueling interest in a country that is distinguished not only by the sunny season, but also by ancient history.
The material heritage of successive epochs is surrounded by glamorous hotels and beaches in the province of Alicante, whose cities - Alicante, Torrevieja, Cartagena, Benidorm, Altea - are not without interest for visitors, but also for those who intend to buy housing in Spain.
The nature of Spain is striking beauty, small, by European standards, Spanish towns and their surroundings are immersed in exotic vegetation.
Nevertheless, the beautiful places of Spain are not only natural oases, but also quite man-made wonders of architecture that you should have an idea about when choosing a city for permanent residence or for buying your own home.
Alicante - the capital of the province of the same name, which began its history as a small Iberian settlement, which later turned into a Greek colony, where trade flourished. Subsequently, the Romans, the Moors (with whom the city especially developed) seized the settlement, and the Castilians, who turned it into a major commercial port.
The business card of Alicante is the fortress of Santa Barbara, impregnable since the days of the generals of Carthage. Today it houses the Museum of Modern Art. Another gem of Alicante architecture is the castle of San Fernando, built at the beginning of the XIX century.
Noteworthy are the museum of La Asegurada (there is a huge collection of works by Picasso, Chagall, Miro), the Basilica of Santa Maria, as well as the endless city embankment encircling the hilly city relief.
Torrevieja, Costa Blanca
Torrevieja, whose name, in translation from Spanish, means “old tower”, is famous, above all, for white sand beaches and natural parks. Real estate in Torrevieja is in great demand among citizens of different countries.
Be sure to visit the Parc de las Naciones (Park of Nations), the Torre del Morro tower (the “old tower”), the salt lagoons of Torrevieja and La Mata, the Aquapolis water park. In search of the specifics of the urban atmosphere, you should go to Constitution Square, where the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Museum of Sea and Salt are located, and the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is nearby.
Cartagena is one of the cities on the Mediterranean coast, especially interesting for connoisseurs of history. Founded in 227 BC, it has retained traces of ancient civilization.
One of the main attractions of Cartagena is the Ancient Roman Amphitheater, built in the 1st century BC during the time of Octavian Augustus.
The national monument of Spain is the ruins of the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Vieja. It is impossible not to visit the Town Hall Square, the white marble Palace of the Consistory, the pedestrian Calle Mayor with historic buildings and cozy cafes, the medieval castle of Concepción on the hill of the same name, St. Francisco Square (a place revered by connoisseurs of the modernist era).
Benidorm is a resort, choosing which you definitely need to see the Old Town, the Church of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the mountain of Tossal de Cala, the castle of Count Alfas and, of course, the Mediterranean Balcony on the rock between the beaches of Levante and Poniente.
Altea is a small resort in 10 km from Benidorm, where you can see the Temple of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo and the whole old town with paved sidewalks and narrow streets, as well as the waterfront with picturesque cafes.
On the outskirts of Altea there is the Russian Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose blue dome serves as a landmark from afar.