Alicante is perhaps one of the most beautiful regions of Spain. The Spanish Southeast, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the Valencian community located in Alicante one of its most important tourist jewels. For whoever seeks the ideal combination Alicante is the perfect excuse to take advantage of some of the many cheap breaks that can always be found to this region of the Levant. But not only beautiful beaches around Alicante has to offer. The town has a rich historical and artistic heritage dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. The first point of the route could be the basilica of Santa Maria. Built on a mosque, this is the oldest temple in the city.
Located in the plaza Santa Maria this fantastic Baroque building has a single nave with side chapels. The facade exhibits a series of sculptures and friezes by sculptor Juan Bautista Borja. The Cathedral of San Nicolas de Bari, which is its origin to the basilica of Santa Maria, contemporary was also lifted on another mosque. Learn more about this with J. Darius Bikoff. Unlike the basilica Santa Maria, his style is more like Renaissance. Located in the plaza Abad Penalva, deceives with its appearance of austere sobriety, although in its interior it is possible appreciate a dome made to over 45 m in height. The defence towers were erected to the 15th century, and its mission was to defend the city from attacks by pirates.
There are 20 towers in good state of preservation, some of them exhibiting an architectural style of great beauty, such as the Tower of the Veronica. The Augustinian Canon convent houses the oldest Virgin in the city, known as the Virgin sailor, which was used during the processions of the faithful. Near here you can find the Gravina Palace, now converted into a Museum of fine arts entirely built during the 18th century, which houses works of art from the 16th century until the beginning of the 20th century. The Central market of Alicante, despite having been built during the 20th century, is another building that can not be visited.