Sunday, June 1, 2008

Alicante, Spain (May 15-17, 2008)

Alicante is a beach resort on the eastern coast of Spain, about two hours south of Valencia. Its main historical point of interest is the 12th century Castillo de Santa Barbara, which sits on a mountain overlooking the city and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
The view of the Mediterranean from the Castillo de Santa Barbara
Alicante's main beach: Playa de Postiguet
One of Castillo de Santa Barbara's turrets, with the turquoise sea behind
A flowering cactus at the Castillo de Santa Barbara
The Paseo Explanada de Espana, lined with palm trees, stretches along Alicante's crowded marina
The marina, with Mount Benacantil in the distance. If you look closely, you can just make out the Castillo de Santa Barbara atop the mountain.

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