Villas in Alicante and Its History and Its Monuments

You’ve booked your VILLAS IN ALICANTE because of the meeting you had with the family where they decided what was important to them too see and do on this year’s holiday. At the top of their list was history and monuments, with the odd beach trip thrown in, and where else has all this but Alicante. This city has remains of history from the Greeks, Romans, Moors and more. As you will find out later there is a great collection of art work that catalogues the history of Alicante. When you add the greatest collection in the world of Spanish sculpture, you have a place that will make any art lover extremely happy.

You can trace the history of Alicante through its architecture that has been left behind by the different ruling civilizations that occupied this area. It’s amazing the beautiful state of repair these ancient buildings have been kept in. Like most Spanish towns, Alicante has its fair share of museums including one that holds a multitude of artefacts on display: the Museum of Archaeology which is considered to be the largest in Spain.

Alicante is also home to some of the most important monuments in Spain. Just take a stroll around the city where you will run across the 18th century manor houses which in themselves are considered great monuments. Another good place to explore on foot is the Santa Cruz quarter where you can get up close to all this history. Once you have finished exploring the city make your next move to the urban area which holds a lot more monuments. They also hold celebrations at some of these monuments to guarantee their place in history and what they stand for.

Alicante is also home to some of the loveliest churches and temples on the coast including the Iglesia de Santa Maria and Monasterio de la Santa Faz. The one edifice you can’t help but notice which is the Santa Barbara Castle. Setting on top of Benacantil Mountain it overshadows the city below. Originally built by the Moors in the 10th century, it is the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. King Alfonse the Wise captured the castle on December 4th 1248 which is the feast day for Saint Barbara from whence the king got the name for the castle.

Over the centuries the castle was added to leaving it with three main parts which is attributed to different eras. This is a castle with everything one would think a castle should have including a dungeon, palace, moat, ramparts and a tower. This castle that was once used as a prison has now been returned to its original glory and is open to the public. Once you tire of the castle there are a lot of ancient buildings in Alicante that are waiting for you to explore. Why not stop at the tourist information centre and pick up a pamphlet that gives you a list of these places which will enable you to plan your sojourn.

If you are serious about tracing Alicante’s history there are any number of museums that specialize in the different periods of history from ancient architecture to art. A trip through some of these museums will give you an insight into Alicante’s turbulent past. This will make your journey just that much more enjoyable because you will have a better understanding of how the town progressed through history.

When booking your VILLAS IN ALICANTE, do a little research on the general area and you will find that in fact Alicante has an excellent display of different art forms such as monuments, antiquities and of course art. This alone draws people from all over the world in the millions each year. This popularity has elevated Alicante to the second most visited place in all of Spain.

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