If you are contemplating a Spanish holiday and would like an exciting place with a wealth of history in the way of national monuments, book your holiday VILLAS IN ALICANTE. You couldn't dream up a better location for a perfect vacation. Not only does it have history but it is blessed with golden sandy beaches where you can top up your tan or go for a relaxing stroll along the uncrowded beaches. Try and imagine a sandy beach gently caressed by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean: that place is Alicante. If you spend a little time researching places along the Costa Blanca, it will be easy to choose the right destination for your summer holiday. Alicante stands head and shoulders above all the rest when it comes to history, facilities, activities and just plain fun. Alicante is situated on the sunny shores of the Mediterranean Sea on the eastern coast in the province of Alicante.

When you reach Alicante, you will find a place where the sun shines 320 days of the year and the weather is nothing short of fantastic. An atmosphere of peace and quiet is exuded by the friendly locals making it even easier to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. With a comprehensive list of entertainment, you will never have nothing to do. The old town quarter of Alicante is typically Moorish in appearance with its narrow winding cobblestone streets just waiting for you to take that step back in time when you explore them. The ancient buildings and monuments found in the old section of Alicante will keep you enticed for some time. If you are searching for a readymade party, then Alicante is the place as it celebrates one fiesta or another most weekends and if you join in with the locals you will have a great time. During the fiestas stop by the food stalls and sample some true Spanish food to get an idea of what you can expect in a restaurant. Alicante has an array of activities on offer some of which require a lot of energy so get a lot of rest before you come to this city by the sea.

You can trace the history of Alicante through its monuments of which there are dozens to guide you along the way. When you see these monuments you will feel like you have been transported back in time as you move from one to the next. Each one is different in its architectural style which gives it its individuality. The biggest tourist destination in Alicante on a tour of the monuments is the Casa de la Asegurada. This structure represents the best example of a civic building in the city. It was built in 1685 and originally use as a granary and later it was used as a school. Today this ancient building is home to the Contemporary Art Museum.

Another place of interest when staying in your VILLAS IN ALICANTE is the Saint Mary's Church which was built over the ruins of a Moorish mosque between the 14th and 16th century. The Moors ruled most of the Iberian Peninsula; as a result there were a lot of mosques built along the coast. Nowadays most have either been destroyed or like this one they were built on top of or converted in to a Christian church. The church is a good example of Gothic style architecture. There are different styles of architecture used in this building as the church were expanded and added to over the centuries. The high alter is believed to be Rococo whereas the portal is considered to be Baroque. It doesn't matter which style of architecture you prefer you will find this place simply amazing.

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