La Explanada de España es el paseo más emblemático de la ciudad de Alicante, por ello no es de extrañar que sea una de las zonas más dinámicas y con mayor actividad. Se caracteriza por su amplitud y por las más de seis millones de baldosas de mármol en color rojo, blanco y negro que simulan las ondas del mar, convirtiéndose en todo un símbolo de la ciudad. mas info http://garagu.com/index.php?page=destino&buscar-id=1398
Alicante is one of the main European holiday hubs, renowned for its long sandy beaches, mild and pleasant climate, vibrant festivals and lively nightlife.
This thoroughly Spanish city has a truly Mediterranean air; its wide esplanades, such as the Rambla de Mendez Nuñez and the Avenida Alfonso el Sabio, and its seafront promenades, full of terrace cafés, are perfect for relaxation.
Alicante also has a distinctly African flavor, with women clad in caftans and hawkers selling African carvings along the waterfront and esplanades. The historical central quarter, though, is filled with baroque buildings, bearing testimony to the city’s past when it was a major seaport.
Alicante´s exceptional location between the mountains and the sea provides the city with a special kind of enrapturing beauty. The city, wherever one roams, is pervaded with the savour of the sea, playing its deeply-felt role as a seaport, as it has always done. As Juan Gil-Albert said, “Alicante looks uninterruptedly to the Mediterranean”, or in the words of Gabriel Miró “my city is pierced through and through by the Mediterranean”. Another native author, Joan Fuster, wrote that Alicante “is without a doubt, the friendliest…