Alicante, Spain

City of Alicante, Province of Alicante, Spain

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City of Alicante, Spain

Alacant or Alicante is a city in Spain, the capital of the province of Alicante, situated in the southern part of the Valencian Community. Alicante Airport outranks its Valencian counterpart, being among one of the busiest airports in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Málaga. It is connected with Madrid and Barcelona by frequent Iberia and Spanair flights, and with many Western European cities through carriers such as Easyjet and Ryanair.

Amongst the most notable features of the city are the Castle of Santa Bárbara, which sits high above the city, and the port of Alicante.

The most important festival, the Bonfires of Saint John (Fogueres de Sant Joan), takes place during the summer solstice. This is followed by a week of firework and pyrotechnic contests between companies on the urban beach Playa del Postiguet. Another well-known festival is Moros i Cristians in Altozano or San Blas district. Overall, the city boasts a year-round nightlife, helped by tourists, fun-loving residents, and a large student population from the University of Alicante.

Alicante Airport code: ALC

City of Alicante, Spain official website: www.alicante.es

Public Holidays - 2020
DateHoliday
01/01/2020New Year's Day
01/06/2020Epiphany
04/09/2020Maundy Thursday
04/10/2020Good Friday
05/01/2020Labor Day
08/15/2020Assumption of Mary
10/12/2020Hispanic Heritage Day
11/02/2020All Saints' Day
12/06/2020Day of the Constitution
12/08/2020Feast of the Immaculate Conception
12/25/2020Christmas Day

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