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Things to Do in Valencia The city of Valencia in Spain is one of the countries best kept secrets and is not totally run over by foreign tourist. It is an ideal city for any type of holiday and is so packed with things to do, you will never have to leave. Shops, museums are just a start and the Millennium science complex is one of the finest in Europe. Between visiting shops and tourist points you can enjoy the palm fringed plazas and parks about town. You will want to visit the historic part of the town though as the outskirts are of high rise blocks and
Las Hogueras de San Fiesta Alicante Costa BlancaWhat would you think if you were walking down a street toward the beach in Alicante during June in the middle of night and you noticed that people on the beach were jumping over bonfires and then diving into the sea. Some people might say that the asylum had open its doors but you would be wrong for it is the fiesta of St John's Bonfires or locally known as Juan. This fiesta is a celebration for the summer solstice which is 21st June but locally is celebrated on 23rd June coinciding with St John's day which is when most of Europe celebrates the day.
Boat trip Tabarca Island Santa Pola Alicante Costa BlancaThe Island of Tabarca is situated around 11 miles south east of Alicante and 3 miles from the cape in Santa Pola. If you are here during the off peak season you can relax and enjoy a week-end getaway. With its 1,800 meters in length and 400 meters in width there is a lot of space to enjoy the beauty of its landscape and the absolute quietness.
Things to Do Alicante San Juan BeachSan Juan is located on the coastlines of the Mediterranean, in the Costa Blanca region of the Valencia Community. It is divided into two sections San Juan Playa and San Juan Peublo. San Juan is surrounded by Mutxamel and El Campello with the area being well known for its agricultural products as well as the growth of its tourism.
Illeta del Banyets El CampelloWhile on your holiday in El Campello be sure to visit the Illeta del Banyets, an isthmus which connects El Campello to a small island. Here you can find the remains of an Iberian, Roman and Islamic civilisation. The tower, dates from the XI century, is considered to be an Islamic vantage point for the area.
Alicante Costa Blanca Benidorm MuseumIf you are tired of sand, sea and bargain hunting, then Alicante is the place for a discerning person to visit, it has so much more to offer. Normally when people think of Spain the first thing that comes to mind is the beach, sun, Costa Blanca or Benidorm. The history that Alicante has on offer is to much to resist and the museums are a good place to start.
Narrow Gauge Railway AlicanteIf you have the time or if you don't, take the time anyway and take a trip on the narrow gauge railway to another time and place. The rumble of the wheels on the small tracks just makes the journey that much more enjoyable. Don't discount the scenery and the truly Spanish villages along the way. There is so much beauty to be enjoyed here, all on your way to Benidorm.
Mount Benacantil Santa Barbara AlicanteOn top of Mount Benacantil, which stands at 166m, is The Castle of Santa Barbara (Castillo de Santa Barbara) situated in the middle of Alicante.
Artifacts have been found on the slopes of the mountain that dates from the Bronze Age, Iberian and Roman times. The castle itself dates to the ninth century during the time of the Muslim occupation of the Iberian Peninsula.
Akra Leuka Lucentum Alicante Akra Leuka was the original name for Alicante before the Romans arrival in 215 BC. The area, being close to the Mediterranean, was seen to be trading with Greece, Phonecia, and Tartessos a southern Iberian city.The culture became known as Contestano by Pliny the Elder and Strabo because of this unique mixture. The archaeologist have found a number of Cartheginian architectural features present in the ruins.
Things to Do in Alicante The Spanish are world-renowned for their parties, or fiesta's as they are called. These are held to mark religious celebrations, traditional festivals, Patron Saint's days, name days and international festivities, in fact an excuse for a fiesta is a good reason to party. These fiesta's can be specific to individuals, families, places, towns and culture.
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