City Tour,Local Sightseeing,All
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Leave the port of Alicante to discover this city whose past and present are inextricably linked with North Africa for historic and economic reasons.
You will cross the center of town en route to the Castle of Santa Barbara, an aging fortress built during the 16th century. Visit the best-preserved areas such as the Main Tower (Torre del Homenaje) and the Englishmen's bastions.
From 500 feet above sea level, take in the beautiful view of the city, the bay and your ship. Inside the castle, admire some interesting Iberian archeological findings, which demonstrate that people lived there even before the arrival of the Romans.
Drive down the main boulevard of the city -- the Explanada de España. Walk with your guide to enter the Old Town, which is closed to vehicles Town Hall Square and the Town Hall itself will surprise you with its delicate lines and Baroque style. and the Town Hall itself will surprise you with its delicate lines and Baroque style.
The Cathedral of Alicante, better known as Church of San Nicolás de Bari, Comes with an impressive façade that is one of the finest remaining examples of Spanish religious Baroque.
Step inside the Museo de Fogueres, which features photos and sculptures of plaster and papier mâché, depicting the different periods of the region's history.
Enjoy some free time to stroll in the city and perhaps try a horchata -- the traditional local drink made from tiger nut (earth almond) -- before you return to the ship.
Tour does not operate on Mondays. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.