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Alicante Travel Guide

Alicante Monuments

In Alicante we can see the Ibero-Roman city with remains dating from the 5th century BC to the 2nd century AD, or choose to see some of the displays of the finest contemporary artists; one of the most advanced archaeological museums in Spain; or the largest collection of 20th-century Spanish sculpture in the world; or an imposing mountaintop castle, Gothic churches and many extraordinary examples of civic and religious buildings in the baroque style.

As a new addition to Alicante's fine selection of monuments and museums, the city is soon to open a Provincial Fine Arts Gallery intended to contain and preserve 19th-century paintings and other works of art now in the holdings of the provincial council.

The city's 18th-century manor houses, the typical Santa Cruz quarter with its quaint chapels, and many other monuments scattered around the urban area where travelling exhibitions are often held, are other attractions in the tourist lineup this city has to offer, ensuring that visitors will be pleasantly surprised.