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The Old Quarter in Alicante is an excellent example of neighborhoods unique to this city. The streets are lined with gleaming houses with colorful façades covered in flowers and decorated with mosaics that reveal the veneration felt by the inhabitants for the Santa Faz. Explore the neighborhoods of Alicante's Old Quarter in a cheap car rental in Alicante.
Begin your tour of Alicante in the laid-back Plaza de la Santisma Faz behind the Town Hall, and make your way up Calle de San Austin to the Plaza de Quijano, one of the oldest squares in the Old Quarter. Enjoy a walk along Calle de Pedro Sebastia on your way to Calle de San Roque to the hermitage of San Roque. Inside the hermitage is the Gypsy Christ which dates back to 1559. Make the Old Quarter part of your tour of Alicante by rental car when you reserve online.
The Old Quarter also has several remnant medieval walls left between the streets and lanes which date to more recent times. Here you can enjoy the lively nightlife scene referred to as el barrio. The tapas bars in this area are worth a visit unto themselves. Visit in June for Alicante's medieval market held behind the Town Hall after the Saint John's Bonfires celebration.
To experience the authentic character of old Spain during your visit to Alicante, spend some time in the Old Quarter. Situated along the slopes of Mount Benacantil, in the shadow of the Santa Barbara Castle, this quarter is undoubtedly old, dating back to late Roman times. Visit this living historical treasure in your Alicante car hire.