Alicante

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From Valencia continue journey A6 South for 179 km on the coast road towards Alicante enjoying the coastal views.

Alicante

A historic Mediterranean port used for commercial and passenger traffic on the Mediterranean Sea with views of ships and boats situated in the port, explore the old town

Visit the 9tth century Santa Barbara Castle which stands on the Mount Benacant located in the centre of the city that dominates the urban part of the city. The Archaeological Museum housing 8 galleries about the lives of past residents of the region and the Gravina Museum with 3 floors of fine arts constructed in 1808 being a Historic Monument.

Santa Barbara Castle

Santa Barbara Castle

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Gravinal Museum

Gravinal Museum

Visit and explore the San Nicolas Cathedral built between 1613and 1662 constructed over a ancient mosque of Latin cross plan through the short  transepts flanking the nave with 6 interconnecting chapels having a blue dome. Plus the Santa Maria the oldest active church in Alicante built in the gothic style between 14th and 16th century over the remains of a mosque.

Explore the harbour area with its lines of sailing boats and ships with an area of sandy beach having views of the inland, many high-rise hotels set with many attractions clubs, restaurants and various shops with a buzzing night live.

Alicante Harbour

Alicante Harbour

Cathedral

Cathedral

Santa Maria Church

Santa Maria Church

Continue the journey northeast A7 for 82 km into Murcia find a hotel and stay the night.

Murcia

Situated on the Sequra River and Valley with landscapes of orchards of pine trees surrounded by 2 mountain ranges and the hills of Guadalupe

Visit the beach area located on La Manga a narrow strip of land with two shores the Mediterranean and Mar Menor containing boat moorings and berths, various shops and restaurants renowned for their local cuisine.

Visit the old town points of interest a number of Baroque Buildings and the Cathedral a stunning masterpiece located in the Cardenal Belluga Square with its museum and Episcopal Palace.

Murcia La Manga

Murcia La Manga

Murcia Cathedral

Murcia Cathedral

Murcia Bishops Palace

Murcia Bishops Palace