Alicante – that’s a city, a bit antique and picturesque, with lots of interesting places to discover. Once you have seen the many palm trees and banana trees on the promenade near the harbour with its 7 million mosaik tiles on the floor, you will wish to ban this atmosphere into a picture. The small “barrios” where night life outside happens all round the year because of the comfortable temperatures all round the year are unique places in the world.
With the sun, that shines more than 300 days a year, the long beaches, the restaurants and the Spanish music, you want to have this ambiente for ever. But holidays are short and as a souvenir for the beautiful things you have seen and experienced, there is the picture that you painted in the “Studio Paloma”, my studio, where you put all your sensations and your impressions into color, where you spent a happy day, going to the beach inbetween painting. The beach – it is 6 km long beach, called “Muchavista” and it is 5 minutes walk from my house and the studio. During the summer months there are “chiringuitos” = beach booths where they play music at night. So after painting you could also walk down to the beach, put your fantastic picture into the sand, have a “Mochito” and relax in the sand, watching Spanish people, listening to the music. The last tram from our place to Alicante Center leaves at 23.30h. Thus you will have spent a day you never forget!
I have picked out some places in Alicante that are worth sightseeing, yet this town does not have museums, big and famous as those in Barcelona or Valencia. Everything is not as big and famous as in Barcelona or Valencia, but it is a cosy town, distances are not big, so you can have different experiences like sightseeing, shopping or being at the beach alltogether in one day..