The colorful old town of Alicante has two very different faces: the first is the calm and peaceful one you see in the morning. On sunny days, you walk through the neighborhood and see all the colors of the buildings and the local barmen cleaning the pavement and opening up shop.
The other face is at night: the same streets are home to dozens of bars, restaurants, and drinking holes. It’s known as “el barrio” and there’s always partying going on until the wee hours, concerts, and general revelry in the streets.
Everyone knows where this neighborhood is, so if you ever have any doubts, just ask.
It is the most interesting building in town. Here you can enjoy excellent views over Postiguet beach and the marina. On the ground floor there is a tourist information office, good for picking up detailed town maps. You can start a walk through "the Esplanade", a typical Alicante park, or have a bite to eat on the beachfront in one of the bars open all year by the sea ... ..