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Central Market

Pick up the ingredients for a picnic, souvenirs to take home or just a quick snack at this authentic local fresh food market.

The people of Spain are incredibly passionate about their food; it’s a central part of their daily lives. For many residents of Alicante, their day begins at the Central Market, an enormous fresh market in the heart of the city. Covering a huge area, the market has more than 200 stalls on two levels. Most of the wares at the market are fresh produce and meats; however, there are some non-perishable items, making it a great destination to pick up authentic souvenirs. If you’re heading to the beach or planning on climbing Mount Benacantil, a stop at the market on your way out of town is a great way to prepare an inexpensive and healthy picnic and get a taste for local customs at the same time. 

You’ll find plenty of fresh fish and seafood from nearby waters, while butchers serve well-priced cuts of local meats. Scattered throughout both floors are many vendors selling sun-ripened fruit and vegetables, including the famous Alicante tomatoes. Make a visit to Alicante’s Central Market for a full-bodied sensory experience; the smells, sights and sounds create a lasting memory. 

As soon as you walk through the market’s grand art deco entrance, you’ll be met by chaos. The market is busy throughout the morning, with tourists and locals alike. Take the time to soak up the atmosphere and do some people-watching. The locals are friendly and most vendors are happy to have a chat. At the rear of the market you’ll find Alicante’s flower market, with a stunning spread of colorful blooms that provide a perfect photo opportunity. Pick up a bouquet to take back to your hotel for a pleasant and aromatic decoration.

Alicante Central Market is located on Avenida Alfonso, in the center of the city. It can be easily reached on foot, and taxis and public transportation also serve the area. Parking in the area is available, but not always easy to find. The market is open every morning except Sunday and there is no fee to enter.


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Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Melia £86
Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Melia

Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Melia

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Alicante City Centre, this beach hotel is steps away from Casino Mediterraneo and Postiguet Beach. Alicante Harbour and Explanada de Espana are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 23 minutes by foot.

    Amelia Habitaciones £36
    Amelia Habitaciones

    Amelia Habitaciones

    Miguel Soler n.10, Alicante
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Alicante City Centre, this hostal is within a 5-minute walk of Alicante Town Hall and Alicante Harbour. Central Market and Postiguet Beach are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 15 minutes by foot.

      Melia Alicante £95
      Melia Alicante

      Melia Alicante

      Plaza del Puerto, 3, Alicante, Alicante
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Alicante City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Postiguet Beach and Alicante Town Hall. Central Market and Castle of Santa Barbara are also within 15 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 22 minutes by foot.

        Hotel Serawa Alicante £79
        Hotel Serawa Alicante

        Hotel Serawa Alicante

           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Alicante Town Hall and Alicante Harbour. Postiguet Beach and Central Market are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 16 minutes by foot.

          Occidental Alicante £52
          Occidental Alicante

          Occidental Alicante

             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Alicante Principal Theatre and Central Market. Alicante Harbour and Explanada de Espana are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 13 minutes by foot.

            TRYP Ciudad de Alicante Hotel £51
            TRYP Ciudad de Alicante Hotel

            TRYP Ciudad de Alicante Hotel

               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Gravina Museum of Fine Arts, Postiguet Beach and Alicante Harbour. Explanada de Espana and Central Market are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 19 minutes by foot.

              Hotel La City Mercado £41
              Hotel La City Mercado

              Hotel La City Mercado

              Avenida Alfonso X el Sabio 26, Alicante
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Alicante, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Placa de los Luceros and Central Market. El Corte Ingles Shopping Center and Explanada de Espana are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 10 minutes by foot.

                TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel £172
                TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel

                TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel

                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Alicante City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Alicante Town Hall and Explanada de Espana. Alicante Harbour and Postiguet Beach are also within 10 minutes. Alacant Terminal Station is 15 minutes by foot.