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Central Market, Alicante: Our most recommended tours and activities

Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

1. Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

Are you ready for an adventure? Starting at Central Market, sample various snacks typical of the area. Conquer more than 1,000 years of history as you tour one of the most beautiful castles in Spain, which looks out onto the sea. Descend to the center to discover the most important monuments and Alicante's seven secrets. Prepare to be surprised by the beauty of Alicante and the countless anecdotes, history, legends, and intrigue responsible for the town's current character. Finally, visit a tapas bar, run by your guide's childhood friend and known to serve the best tapas in Alicante. Taste one of the award-winning tapas paired with a typical, alcoholic or non-alcoholic Spanish drink.

Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

2. Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

During this gourmet walking tour, follow a local guide around Alicante's old town and Central Market. Hear legends and local stories while you taste your way through some of the best designations for authentic local products. This tour is divided into two parts: during the first hour, you'll sightsee around old town and talk about Alicante's history and the origin of one of the best Mediterranean gastronomies, shaped by three fundamental factors: climate, ecosystems, and historical influences. After some sweets and two glasses of wine in one of the oldest shops in Alicante, go to the Central Market where the rest of the tour will take place. There, try coca and tonyina (tuna), coca de mollitas (cake), tomato salad, salted fish, cold sausages, turrón, Iberian ham, and seasonal fruits. Interact with the local owners of the shops and market stalls who will tell you about their experiences and family stories.

From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Alicante with Local Guide

3. From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Alicante with Local Guide

Experience a private guided tour of Alicante, a historic Mediterranean port city and one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain. See the city’s main sites – including a castle, a cathedral, churches, and plazas – accompanied by a private local guide and with private transportation. Begin your day by getting picked up at a location of your choice in Valencia. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views as you head off to Alicante in your own private air-conditioned vehicle. Take the stress out of the trip knowing the vehicle is at your disposal for the entire day. Get to know historic Alicante with the help of a private tour guide and learn all about a city that has been inhabited for over 7,000 years. Start your tour by visiting Santa Barbara Castle. Located at the top of Mount Benacantil, from here you can take in breathtaking views of the city. Next, descend to the historic city center and pay a visit to the Town Hall, one of the most recognizable buildings in Alicante. Continue to soak in the atmosphere of the city by checking out the other famous squares: the Plaza de Los Luceros, the Gabriel Miró Square, and the Plaza de Correosand. Head to the Co-cathedral of San Nicolás and marvel at this Renaissance building with its iconic 45-meter high blue dome. After that stroll over to the oldest church in the city, the Basilica of Santa Maria, which mixes Gothic and Baroque styles and was built on the remains of an Islamic mosque. Especially if you’re a food lover, don’t miss the opportunity to swing by Alicante’s Central Market. Savor the sights and smells of this authentic popular market spread out over two floors, and grab a snack along the way (price not included in the tour). Stop off at Alicante’s bullring, one of the oldest in Spain. Listen as your guide tells you all about the history of this building, which was built in 1847 by local architect Emilio Jover. The bullring is still in use today, not only for bullfighting festivals but also for various cultural events. Pay a visit to a local Alicante restaurant whenever you feel peckish (price not included) and sample some of the local traditional rice-based dishes. Finish your tour with a relaxing drive back to your accommodation in Valencia and enjoy an evening of rest after a day of history and culture.

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What people are saying about Central Market, Alicante

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 55 reviews

If you are in Alicante, you MUST do this guided tour with Carlos !!! Carlos is an incredible guide , full of knowledge, wonderful sense of humor and care for every traveler !!! We can’t recommend more !!! Thank you Carlos!!!!!

A very captivating tour, which throughout Carlos' in depth knowledge and passion for all things Alicante showed through in abundance. Good value for money and great start to any visit to Alicante.

Isaac was a really good tour guide. I learnt a lot of from the walk. The info he provides was not overwhelming at all.

The tour was great! Isaac was super friendly and really knew the ins and outs of Alicante. Highly recommended!

An excellent trip, the guide was amazing, bringing humour, knowledge and secret facts together.