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26 May, 2015

Esplanade of Alicante

The Esplanade of Alicante is one of the most famous and emblematic of the city´s walks. Lying in between the Puerta del Mar and the Canalejas Park, it was constructed during the first half of the twentieth century on top of an old dam.

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This walk is particularity is composed of six and a half millions of marble tiles making waves with red, blue and white mosaics. Also, the walk has four rows of palm trees that cover over 500 meters. It is a landmark of Alicante and a symbol of tourism in the city.

At the Esplanade you will find buildings like the Carbonell house,a residential construction from 1925, designed by architect Juan Vidal Ramos Alicante. Legend has it that the businessman Enrique Carbonell had built such a large and luxurious house to eclipse the Hotel Palace, because after an unexpected stopover in Alicante, he was refused entry due to his dirty look.

This building occupies an area of ​​eight hundred eighty-one square meters and a has a modernist façade topped by several turrets and cupolas.

Other landmarks that can be found on the Esplanade is the Real Casino de Alicante, established in 1881, owned by the Marquis of Escalambre. Recently it has undergone a lot of transformations.

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Other of the symbols of the esplanade is the Auditorio de La Concha, which hosts several performances with free admission over the summer, such as the concerts of the Municipal Band or Alacant Rock festival.

And do not forget the numerous craft shops and souvenirs, known as “Hippies of The Esplanade” and lots of restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors and bars to enjoy its terraces.

One thing that should be mentioned and that can be found in The Esplanade, are chairs that are distributed freely along the walk so passers-by can enjoy a break in one of the most picturesque areas of the city.

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Until next time, friends!

 

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