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Old Town Benidorm

Travel Guide
Alicante Town Hall showing a square or plaza, heritage architecture and a city

Wander the cobblestone alleys of Alicante’s historic center to discover grand cathedrals, delicious regional cuisine and dramatic views of a castle.

The historic center of Alicante is one of the liveliest areas of the city. In the shadow of the Castle of Santa Bárbara, which sits atop Mount Benacantil, the Old Town’s narrow cobblestone streets are filled with hotels, guesthouses and hostels. This is one of the most popular locations for visitors to the city to stay.

The best way to discover Old Town’s secrets is to explore on foot. Many of Alicante’s major attractions are in the Old Town and can be easily reached without a car. Grab a map from the Alicante tourist office, located at the city bus terminal, to avoid getting lost in the maze of winding streets. The map will help you locate the main attractions, including the Alicante Town Hall. This 18th-century structure was built in the Baroque architectural style and is one of the most notable buildings in the city. People-watch in the square in front of the town hall, or see works by some of Spain’s most notable artists at the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts.

As the sun begins to set, make your way to Rambla de Mendez or Explanada de España, the two streets that border the Old Town, for a bite to eat. Sit down at one of the countless authentic Spanish restaurants in the area or grab some tapas at a bar and make friends with townspeople. Local dishes are largely rice-based. At an arroceria, or rice restaurant, you can try paella, a national dish of Spain. Toward midnight the Old Town becomes one of the most popular places to drink, dance and party. Many bars stay open until early morning hours.

Alicante Old Town is located at the base of Mount Benacantil, not far from the ocean. It’s well served by taxis and public transportation, but car parking is difficult to find.

Where to stay in Old Town Benidorm

Estudios RH Sol
Estudios RH Sol
3 out of 5
The price is £70 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Located in Benidorm Centro, this aparthotel is steps away from Placa del Castell, Platja de Llevant and Malpas Beach. Poniente Beach and Guillermo Amor Municipal ...
3.8/5Good! (43 reviews)
"Wifi did not work at all during our visit No teatowel or anything to wipe worktops"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Estudios RH Sol
Gastrohotel RH Canfali
Gastrohotel RH Canfali
4 out of 5
The price is £99 per night from 15 Aug to 15 Aug
With direct access to the beach, this Benidorm Centro hotel is in the city centre, steps away from Placa del Castell, Platja de Llevant and Malpas Beach. Poniente ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (160 reviews)
"An absolutely beautiful hotel located just by the mirador. The staff were fantastic, rooms modern and clean and the food was wonderful. I can’t fault anything."

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2021

Gastrohotel RH Canfali
Hotel Bristol Benidorm
Hotel Bristol Benidorm
4 out of 5
Located in Benidorm Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of L'Aiguera Park, Platja de Llevant and Poniente Beach. Malpas Beach and Guillermo Amor Municipal ...
3.8/5Good! (11 reviews)
"The Staff were all great, very friendly and helpful. The Hotel itself lived up to the 4 star level, situated with a supermarket just down the road and old town a 5 minute walk."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2021

Hotel Bristol Benidorm
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
7 bedroom villa ideal for two families  150m from beach
7 bedroom villa ideal for two families 150m from beach
Situated by the sea, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Cala del Mallorquí and La Fossa Beach. Playa de Calalga and Cala Fustera are also within 1 mile ...
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Great Holiday
"We originally booked for 9 days but booked a further 5 days and we are so glad we did. Fabulous villa, great location and Audrey and Ana were very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

7 bedroom villa ideal for two families 150m from beach
Exclusive Sea Front Villa
Exclusive Sea Front Villa
Situated on the beach, this romantic villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from platja de l'Amerador and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Campello Beach. Platja de l'Almadrava and cala ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (18 reviews)
Comfortable accommodation
"Robert was a very helpful and pleasant villa manager/owner who gave us all the support that we asked for. An excellent villa that was only let down by not having anywhere within easy walking distance to buy daily requirements. A very picturesque, pleasant and peaceful location."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2019

Exclusive Sea Front Villa
Luxury Apartment in Prime Waterfront Location
Luxury Apartment in Prime Waterfront Location
Clot de Mingot 10, Altea, Valencian Community
This family-friendly apartment building is located in the city centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Altea City Hall, Parque de San Pedro and La Roda Beach. Albir Beach ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Well located apartment near the sea
"Great communication with the owners who stayed up really late to meet and greet us as our flight was delayed. They gave us directions and local information. Lovely setting. Great pool. The apartment is ready for a refresh as it is getting tired."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019

Luxury Apartment in Prime Waterfront Location
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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