Culture in Alicante

This city, which currently has about 330,000 inhabitants, has a privileged climate with an average annual temperature of 19 ºC and 2,500 hours of sunshine a year, which has made it one of the tourist enclaves in Spain. A city of services, it is characterized by the beauty of its beaches and its cosmopolitan character. It offers the visitor all the charm of the Mediterranean and all the possibilities of a city.

The museums and cultural centers of Alicante are attractive and surprising to complete your experience in the city. Fun and adventure await you in several of them: at The Ocean Race Museum you will experience the extreme challenges of this sailing around the world race that departs from Alicante. The MARQ is a 21st century archaeological museum, which has exhibitions of international interest. The Fogueres Museum is made for you to experience the excitement of the Las Hogueras de San Juan Festival. And there are constant temporary exhibitions in museums such as the MACA Museum of Contemporary Art or in cultural centers such as Las Cigarreras.

The Castle of Santa Bárbara is located on the peak of Mount Benacantil, at an altitude of 166 meters. It is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain from which the bay of Alicante can be perfectly seen. It is the most emblematic monument in the city and a cultural heritage. Experience a plethora of cultural options.

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