Educational and Cultural activities in Alicante to enjoy your free time after your Spanish lessons
Cultural activities in Alicante
Castle, Churches, Monasteries, Museums, Archaeological sites... and much more to see in Alicante during your stay learning Spanish language.
Besides the guided tour of the city on the first day of the course, Zador Spanish school organizes different cultural visits with your Spanish teachers to help you to know Alicante. Here you have a short description of some interesting places and monuments you will visit with your Spanish teachers.
Santa Barbara Castle
This is one of the Europe’s biggest medieval fortresses. It is located on the peak and hillside of the Benacantil Mountain, so, from its privileged position, you can see the entire Bay of Alicante. It has three areas, differentiated by the stages in its construction, from the 11th to the 18th century. You can enter the castle either by a pine-tree lined road or using the lifts that have been dug into the mountain. You can get on the lifts at the end of the tunnel, opposite the Postiguet Beach.
More information about Santa Barbara Castle.
Cathedral of San Nicolás
It was built throughout most of the 17th century over the remains of an old mosque, although it also preserves traces of a 15th century cloister. It is of late Renaissance style, and therefore, it is sober in its external aspect. Inside, the Cathedral is spaciously proportioned with a delicate dome; the altars of the patrons of Alicante, San Nicolás of Bari and the Virgin of Remedio are on the lower and upper sides of the presbytery. The cloister dates from the 15th century, and the baroque rear main fronts are outstanding. The baroque style comes to its highest splendour in the Communion Chapel, dating from the 18th century, as well as in the organ.
La Asegurada Museum
This is the town's oldest preserved civil building. It was built in 1685 by the Municipal Council as a corn storehouse. However, throughout its life, it has been used for a variety of purposes: it became the Town Hall headquarters while the present one was under construction; it has been a prison and a storehouse for artillery during the Peninsula War, a secondary school, a business school…
One the most important contemporary art collections was donated by an important sculptor from Alicante.
Guided visit. Minimum 6 persons.
Price per person: €3 .
The Archaeology Museum is located in the old Hospital of San Juan de Dios, and its exhibits span the Palaeolithic to the Modern Age, with a special emphasis on Iberian art.
Discover Alicante's past and origins, the legacy of the different civilisations that left their imprint on the province and its ways of life. Take a walk inside caves and around archaeological sites, where you can learn about excavation and restoration techniques. Visit a sunken Roman ship and tour its holds full of amphorae and treasures. These are only some of the many activities on offer at the MARQ, a place that brings history to life in a new way. It received international recognition as the 2004 European Museum of the Year for the "originality and intelligent approach" of its exhibits. Through room after room, we can travel to remote prehistoric times; to the Iberian culture and later Roman invasion of these Mediterranean lands; to the Middle Ages; and finally, moving on, to the modern, contemporary Alicante we know today. This trip through history is complemented by spectacular
Guided visit. Minimum 6 persons. Price per person: €6 .
Alicante - Town Hall
Baroque-style building from the 18th century, whose magnificent 49-metre façade is flanked by two unique twin towers. At the foot of the main staircase is set the "zero mark", which served as reference for measuring the height over sea level of the whole Spanish geography.
Built in 1847 following the Neoclassic style, it presents a façade with a six-columned porch.
Old Fish Market
You can also enrol in various different courses: salsa or merengue, flamenco, guitar, pottery... Ask at the Alicante Spanish school reception desk.
In addition to the visits programmed by the Alicante Spanish school, there are a many other activities offered in the city, such as concerts, conferences on current issues, round table conferences, festivals and much more.
See you soon in Alicante, Spain!