Monuments in Alicante Costa Blanca

  • Img 1: THE OLD HOSPITAL
    A singular building that has had various different uses throughout its more than seven centuries of existence. In this same place the primitive Saint Mary's Church stood, from the second half of the...
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  • Img 1: THE OLD TOWN HALL
    The old Vila has two main attractions. The left wing has a curious market space formed by five arches supported by robust columns. In the upper floor, with its three balconies, visitors can find the...
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  • Iglesia Parroquial de San Bartolomé
    The building fulfilled, for years, the double function of being a defensive fortress and a religious temple. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and curious examples of Elizabethan Gothi...
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  • Img 1: THE PARISH OF PURISSIMA XIQUETA
    During the first decade of the 20th century (1902) work began on the construction of the new parish church dedicated to the Puríssima Xiqueta that celebrated the centenary of the laying of its founda...
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  • Torre Placida
    Its height gives it a certain elegance, enhanced by the battlements at the top. It stands detached now, but there are certain signs that it once formed part of a whole with adjacent buildings.
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  • Img 1: THE QUIJANO PANTHEON
    A pleasant stroll through the last romantic garden of the city leads to a funereal type of monument, crowned by an obelisk, wherein lie the remains of the Civil Governor, Trino González de Quijano.
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  • Torre de Rejas
    As the others which make up this chain of towers, this one was built to ward off possible threats and attacks.
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  • Img 1: THE ROMAN VILLAS OF CASTILLO DE ANSALDO
    In the excavations carried out, fragments of painted and ceramic items, of bronze and iron, as well as of bone and building materials have all been found.
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  • From the End of San Antonio to Granadella Beach, the littoral is littered with fourteen viewing-points from where you can make a better examination of the Mediterranean.
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  • Img 1: THE SAN JOSÉ TOWER / TABARCA
    This tower stands outside the walled enclosure on the Island of Tabarca and had an important defensive and lookout role.
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  • Img 1: THE SAN ROQUE QUARTER
    The quarter is walled in, with fabulous gates, such as Puerta de Xàtiva and Puerta de Castilla, popularly known as the Arco de San Roque and the Arco de Jesús, respectively. Interestingly, the Puerta...
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  • The sanctuary was built in a privileged location, at approximately 160 metres above sea level, from where the port and the whole of the bay area can be seen.
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  • Img 1: THE SANTA FAZ TOWER
    This tower, built for defence, is the only part that retains its original aspect of the fortified monastery to which the people of Alicante go to venerate the relic of the "Santa Faz".
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  • Img 1: THE SANTIAGO TOWER
    Very close to the train-stop of La Albufereta, this watchtower has recently been restored. The roof is flat and is set off with battlements.
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  • Img 1: THE SARRIÓ TOWER
    Although now somewhat hemmed in, this example from the chain of urban watchtowers still contains inside remains of a wooden helical staircase.
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  • Torree Soto
    Located opposite the convent of the Clarist nuns, this tower is at present part of a private walled-in property. It has recently been restored.
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