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Alicante, A Unique Historical Destination

Church, Alicante
Church, Alicante, Credit: Pxhere
Are you eager to travel outside the United States? Looking for that great new destination with new sites and experiences? If so, you may want to visit Alicante.
Located in southern Spain, Alicante is a town that boasts of a robust history stretching over 7000 years. There are always new and exciting things to do in Alicante, a tapestry of colourful attractions and sites from their rich heritage.

At the top of the list is the historic Castle of Santa Barbara. This preserved medieval estate was built in the 13th century and is elevated, overlooking the city and port of Alicante. When you're done touring the palace and surroundings of the grand castle, take a nice long walk on the Explanada de Espana, enjoying colourful unique music and historical landmarks along the way. This lengthy promenade is interlined with palm trees and winds from the Port of Alicante to the known sculpture of Mark Hersch.

Craving to explore the depths? Visit the Caves of Canelobre. These caverns are ancient and are rumoured to be Spain's oldest and in the  most system. Open for tours all year, tourists can enjoy the bizarre shapes of stalactites and stalagmites from over the centuries. Be sure to check out the stunning acoustics as you venture inside!

When you visit Alicante, be prepared for a unique historical destination that never disappoints. From the Caves of Canelobre to the Castle of Santa Barbara and many other attractions, it's no wonder this city has thrived for over 7000 years.

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