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Explanada de España

Jan 16, 2020 | Costa Blanca Spain | 0 comments

The heart and soul of Alicante is the grand La Explanada de Espana. Stretching round the harbour, this elegant boulevard with its red, black and cream tiles, 6.6 million of them, refuses to go unnoticed. It is the foremost renowned of all Alicante’s promenades and also the most historic. La Explanada de Espana was the brain-child of the municipal designer José Guardiola Picó who, in 1867, created the perfect space to enjoy the romantic Spanish custom of the paseo (an evening stroll). With dramatic marble tiles depiction the waves of the Mediterranean and rows of palm trees giving shade even within the heat of summer, it’s a sight to behold!

Meander on the Explanada and you’ll discover the essence this town, stalls marketing native handicrafts jostle with pavement cafes, while locals meeting up with friends for occasional mingle with tourists absorbing the atmosphere. During the summer months get through your afternoon or Sunday morning sitting within the shade at the music marquee where you’ll be able to hear the free concerts held there or throughout the city’s several fiestas. Immerse yourself within the party atmosphere that’s typically centred around La Explanada.

Featured in each handbook, the Explanada de Espana really is that the place to be. it is the center of attention of Alicante, the beautiful path from one end of the harbour to the opposite. Locals and tourists alike all get pleasure from strolling on, mottled with sunlight streaming through the palm fronds. It is a gorgeous walk well separated from the harbour and the busy streets.

There are lots of pretty cafés on the mall with excellent outside seating for a price, so watch out for the holidaymaker prices at the cafés – or bring your own picnic from the Mercado Central down here and revel in it on one of the various benches.  A stroll along here is an important a part of any trip to Alicante!

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