Free Tour Alicante Old Town
Best Free Tour of Alicante
The historical port region, Alicante, has been inhabited by people for thousands of years, and has seen the likes of the Romans, Visigothic warlords, and Moorish invaders which have all left their mark on the city. Come and explore the hidden history as we uncover the history, legends, and secrets of Alicante’s turbulent past. But we don’t just cover the past!! Alicante also boasts a bustling cultural, and gastronomic scene. We’ll keep you up to date on all the goings on, and good places to eat, drink, and dance the night away.
1st of La Explanada de España, in front of the Peret ice cream parlour. Check the “meeting point section” for more details.
Days: Every day!
Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 2-2,5 hours
Price: Free, you choose the price
Booking is not mandatory, you can just show up and look for the purple umbrella!
Price: This is a tips basis tour, at the end you pay what you think the tour is worth!
The best Free Tour of Alicante includes:
Basilica of Santa María: Placed where the main Mosque of Alicante used to be, is the origin of religion in our city.
Explanada de España: Other than our meeting point is also one of the main symbols of Alicante.
Alicante City Hall: called in Spanish el Ayuntamiento, is one of the most emblematic buildings in Alicante.
St. Nicholas Pro-Catherdal: Nowadays the main church in Alicante which hiddes an amaizing cloister.
Secret places in the Old Town: We will wander around the old town telling you all its curiosities and secrets places.
The port: The history of Alicante could not be understood without the port. Battles, comerce, gastronomy; our culture and history is coming from the sea.
Gastronomy: This tour includes a FREE TASTING of turrón (our main sweet, known all around the world) and our traditional liquor. (Not available on Sundays).
The Central Market: The best place in the city to find good quality food at a very good value. Back then, the centre of Alicante social life.
The Spanish civil war: Alicante´s modern history was marked by the Spanish civil war. It was a very sad episode, but essential to understand our modern history.
Santa Barbara´s Castle: The largest medieval fortress in Europe and the jewel of Alicante. The main legends of Alicante were born there.
FREE local craft BEER after the tour: If you want to get the best of the city and our guides, stay with them at the end of the tour for a free beer and a fantastic and helpful chat!
The best guides in the city! Our local guides will tell you all about the history of the city, but also their experiences and family stories.