Picturesque Rest in Alicante – Day 2: Cultural Heritage of Valencia

For today it is planned to visit two museums of the fine arts where you can get acquainted with both Spanish classics, and with creativity of modern authors. In the afternoon you will go exploring perhaps the most famous local landmark, the Santa Barbara Castle.
Picturesque Rest in Alicante

Trip duration: 4 days

Elizaveta Smirnova

Primitiva Baliza de Babor de la Darsena Interior

It's important to start your day right to ensure that the rest remains not only pleasant but also useful, and there's nothing better than a morning walk along the picturesque beach. Find yourself by the warm, caressing seawater and fine and soft sand. The entry is very gentle and comfortable, you can also rent the necessary accessories at a reasonable price, such as a sunbed or an umbrella. Enjoy the incredible and breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean.

Cerveceria Sento

Tapas Restaurants

Such dishes as tapas, perhaps, reflect entire philosophy, lifestyle, and habits of the native Spaniards. Chefs of tiny diners and fashionable restaurants regularly compete in the art of cooking tapas in the competitions and festivals that take place in every Spanish province. Cerveceria Sento offers you a galaxy of the amazing dish. In addition, here you will enjoy not only unsurpassed cuisine, but also genuine hospitality and vibrancy. The personnel of restaurant will always maintain a good and discreet atmosphere, and also help to choose the right dish from the rich menu of the restaurant just for you.


Art Museums

Any kind of beach holiday is undoubtedly worth complementing with cultural events. The Museum of Fine Arts is definitely the place to spend your time on. There are many copies of famous world masterpieces, as well as a large number of interesting works of local artists of the XVIII century. In the halls of the museum there is an unobtrusive musical accompaniment, consisting of masterpieces of world classical music, and on some days live music maintains a refined atmosphere. The apparent advantage of the museum is also the fact that the admission is completely free.

MACA Museo Arte Contemporáneo Alicante

Art Museums

Alicante is a city with a rich cultural heritage, which has many interesting museums and galleries. Museo Arte Contemporáneo Alicante is one of those places that people not alien to everything beautiful and interesting should definitely visit. Here you will find a very entertaining selection of works by artists of the XX century. The main expositions of the museum are composed of the works of the famous Spanish artist Juana Francés, along with equally well known and prominent creator Eusebio Sempere. There are also pictures of world classics such as Dali, Miró and Picasso.

Sento Barrio

Tapas Restaurants

As you continue the culinary journey through the tapas restaurants, you should go to Sento Barrio, because the chefs have developed their own secrets and nuances of cooking this unusual snack and there's nothing you've already tasted. The restaurant has an atmosphere of Spanish cosiness and hospitality, and the staff is polite and quick in creating the most pleasant impressions and emotions for you. You should not ignore the wine, local and foreign production in the restaurant menu, because the quality is unimaginable, and the price is available.

Castillo de Santa Barbara


The medieval fortress in the very centre of the city is Alicante's most recognisable feature. It consists of three levels emerged in different eras. The fortress has a rich history, the Muslims built it back in the IX century. Since then, it has witnessed many wars and battles. This fortress is worth a visit, at least for the sake of the view from viewpoints which includes the sea, port, beach and city. Right, the whole of the Alicante at your fingertips. You can go to the fortress by elevator, located opposite the Postiguet beach, or through the old town. Take a walk down the fortress wall streets, Ereta Park and get inside the fortress through the Calle Vázquez de Mella street.

Postiguet Beach (Playa del Postiguet)


Playa del Postiguet is one of the most known and popular beaches of Alicante. The local authorities are very careful and attentive to ensure that their recreational wealth is in good order, so you can enjoy a perfectly clean and organised beach, where you can both relax and equip yourself with the necessary things to rest, whether it is umbrella or volleyball. Enjoy the warm azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, admiring the incredible views of the sea and nearby attractions, among which the Castle of Santa Bárbara is clearly visible.

Restaurante La Brújula


Scientists have long established that the Mediterranean cuisine is the most nutritious and, literally, healthful. And all this is due to the freshly prepared dishes: the climate of Spain allows planting crops four times a year. Only fresh vegetables are used for preparing salads and appetizers, and well-developed fish industry allows supplying the restaurants with the freshest seafood. So, in order to dine both tastefully and healthfully, visit the Restaurante La Brújula, where you will find a rich assortment of delicious dishes from fresh fish, meat and vegetables.