Top Historical Places in Alicante

Are you looking to explore the history of Alicante through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Alicante including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Alicante. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Alicante ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Alicante, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Alicante for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Alicante with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Santa Barbara Castle

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    Situated on top of the Benacantil Hill in Alicante, Santa Barbara Castle aka Castillo de Santa Barbara is the largest medieval fortress in Europe. Trivia- the Arabs who settled and ruled Spain for 5 centuries are the builders of this Castle. It was constructed some time during the 9th Century. It was first opened to the public in the year 1963. From the top, one gets magnificent views...Read more
  2. Archaeological Museum Of Alicante

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    The Archaeological Museum of Alicante (aka MARQ) is a museum which offers an interesting historic journey through exhibits dedicated to Prehistory, Iberian Culture, Roman Culture and the Middle Ages. On display are archaeological finds dating back to some 100,000 years! Some of the items are- Iberian ceramics, Roman daily life and over 300 objects from the Middle Ages. A must visit on your visi...Read more
  3. Canelobre Caves

    Tags: Outdoors, Cave, Historical Site

    The magnificent Caves of Canelobre are situated near Busot, around 24 kilometres from the city of Alicante. The caves are one of Spain’s largest and deepest cave systems. These caves are believed to date back to 740AD. However, is might have taken more than seven million years for the caves to take their present form. They are still changing gradually, at a rate of 1 centimetre every 100 ...Read more
  4. St. Ferdinand Castle

    Tags: Religious Site, Castle

    Built atop the Tossal Hill overlooking the city, the Castillo de San Fernando or the Ferdinand Castle is a counterpart of the Castle of Santa Barbara. It was built in the beginning of the 19th century as a defence structure against French advances. Sadly, it proved useless and was abandoned shortly after. The ornate doorway is proof of how beautiful and grand the castle used to be.
  5. Concatedral De San Nicolas Or Saint Nicolas Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    The Concatedral de San Nicolas is the Co-cathedral of Saint Nicolás of Bari and was built between 1613 and 1662 in renaissance and baroque style. It has a nice blue dome and a beautiful garden surrounding it.