Standing on Mount Benacantil, the Castle of Santa Barbara and its dust colored rise provide a contrasting backdrop to the skyline of Alicante. Artifacts dating back to the Bronze Age, as well as both Iberian and Roman artifacts have been found at this site. However, the origins of the castle date to the 9th century.
By far the most notable feature in the Alicante cityscape, drive to the Castle of Santa Barbara in a [car hire Alicante], Spain.
In the heart of the city is the 900 meter wide arc of golden sand known as Playa del Postiguet. This beach is poised for easy access and shaded by a beautiful line of palms. It offers visitors several modern bars serving refreshments and food. Playa del Postiguet is consistently awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness.
No visit to such an old city would be complete with a look at its archaeological findings. Winner of the European Museum of the Year Award in 2004, the Archaeological Museum of Alicante houses local artifacts from 100,000 years ago up through the 19th century!
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