Alicante is a city and the capital of the Alicante province, in Spain. This historic Mediterranean port is situated in the south Valencian Community, and is its second-largest city. In Spain Alicante is the eighth-largest metropolitan area. The city offers a spacious harbour known as Port Alicante.
One of the fastest growing cities in Spain, Alicante’s economy is based upon tourism, residential construction, the service industry, and government jobs. Ciudad de la Luz is one of the largest film studios in Europe, its headquarters is in Alicante. There are many areas for office space in Alicante.
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In Alicante you can see the Castle of Santa Bárbara, sitting above the city on Mount Benancantil. The oldest part of the castle is the tower, while the rest of the castle was built in the 18th century. L’Ereta Park is below the castle, running into the old part of the city. This park consists of several levels, offering decks and rest stops with panoramic views overlooking the city. Paved with 6.5 million marble floor tiles, the promenade Explanada de España is one of the loveliest promenades in Spain. This wavy walkway is lined by palm trees and is used for the traditional Spanish paseo or evening stroll. It runs along the waterfront and is a venue for outdoor musical concerts. There are many dining choices in Alicante, including the Albereda Restaurant which offers Catalan cuisine featuring options such as truffles, foie gras, and fresh fish.
The nearest major airport is Alicante Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 16 km (10 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport in the area is Murcia-San Javier Airport, which offers international and domestic flights from Murcia, Spain. This airport is 101 km (63 miles) from Alicante. The Alicante Airport is among the busiest airports in Spain, following Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, and Málaga. The Alicante railway station links Alicante with suburbs and Murcia. There are RENFE trains which connect to Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia. The Alicante Tram connects the city with outlying settlements along Costa Blanca. There are also regular ferry services to the Balearic Islands and Algeria, and a local and long distance bus service. The small TRAM train goes from the city centre, down to the El Campello beach.