Alicante

Overall Score

3.7

On the coast of the Mediterranean Sea lies the city of Alicante, the center of a single country in Spain. The citys economy is mainly based on trade, commerce and light industry. There is a large university in Alicante, and banking activities have developed. ×A part of the population is employed in industry. There are manufactures of aluminium, cement, and food and tobacco. They produce olive oil, pears and wine on the export market.

The city has a well-developed transportation network, which includes automobiles and an extensive railroad. ×The citys port is used to connect the sea port with Algeria and the Balearic Islands. The city has an underpass line that will be improved and extended in the future.

Continental Alicante, the tourist hub on the Costa Blanca coast, is a successful combination of architectural styles from different eras, including Gothic, Baroque and Modern. Not far from Castle of SantAnna Barbara is the Church of SantAnna Maria, built in the 15th and 16th centuries in the Art Nouveau style. The structure, which was built on the site of the church, marked the victory over the Mavericks. Over time, the portico and the altar were rebuilt in a baroque style. The walls of the church are adorned with beautiful paintings by talented artists.

The Saint Marys Square is home to the Museum of 20th Century Art, with numerous works by painters, including Braque, Candide, Jacquemetti, among others. The center of the city is embellished by the crag of SantAnna Barbara, located on the hillside of Bancantinaire. The 18th-century town hall is in the style of a baroque building. Local architect Lorenzo Lucio Vacchuli worked on its design.

The cathedral dedicated to St. Nicholas, the citys patron saint, is considered the most significant historical monument to Alicante. The building, which was built in 1662, was taken away in 1936-1939. In its interior, the interior of the church has a cased altarpiece in the form of juggernaut grilles. It has long been a tradition to celebrate Junes brightly lit, multicolored crèches in the citys streets.

100 USD = 95.95 EUR

Overall Score

3.7
  • Air quality: 25 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 330,000 people
  • GDP: $26,695 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 30 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Orange
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Tipping in Spain may not be considered customary, but there are certain places when it’s acceptable to leave a few coins. A good rule of thumb is to skip the tip at cheaper restaurants and leave up to 10 percent when service exceeds expectations in upscale dining establishments.
  • Apartment listings:
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: Medimar Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Iberia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1400
  • Monthly costs for family: $2900
  • Monthly costs for local: $850
  • Meal: $11
  • Small Cola: $2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $1.8


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