Thursday, July 28, 2011

Explore the lovely city of Alicante with Car Hire service

Alicante is emerging to be one of the most popular destinations in Spain. With a unique mix of traditional heritage and modern lifestyle, this lovely city has a lot to offer to all its visitors. Using car hire in Alicante, you can easily explore all its major tourist attractions.

The Santa Bárbara Castle in Alicante is one of the largest and greatest medieval fortresses in Spain. It is located on the top of Mount Benacantil. Situated at a height of 166 meters, you can have breathtaking panoramic views of Postiguet Beach and whole of Alicante city. There is no ticket to enter the castle as you can freely explore this beauty. There are two entrance points to the castle and you can walk along the road around the back of the mountain or if you want, you can also drive to the castle.

Alicante is a delight for all the museums lovers as there are many great museums in the city including The Archeological Museum (MARQ) is one of the best museums with more than 80,000 pieces found in local archeological sites, Asegurada Museum displays modern art work of world famous artists including Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris and Georges Braque, The University Museum is the best university museum in Spain, located in Alicante University , The Lucentum Archeological Museum showcases fascinating remains of Mount Tossal relating to Alicante’s roots and The Alcudia Archeological Museum is a huge museum which also has the Dama de Elche statue.

Alicante is also known for its mouth-watering Spanish dishes. One of the most traditional and popular Alicante cuisine is the Paella Recipe. These are the rice dishes which are made with meat, seafood, fish, chicken, rabbit, pork, vegetables and pulses. You can also enjoy the other delicious seafood and fish dishes such as the Red Prawns from Denia and the stews from Alcoy. To get the best and the tastiest cherries you can go to La Marina Alta or if you want Pomegranates then you can have it from Albatera or looking for fresh dates then you can go to Elche. The city of Alicante also offers numerous tempting desserts such as amazing ice creams and Christmas sweets called turron from Jijona and almond desserts and chocolate from la Vila y de Paco Torreblanca.

To get to these historic landmarks, avail car rental in Alicante. There are numerous car hire outlets situated at all the major locations in Alicante. You can also avail the extra facilities of GPS navigation system, CD player, child seat/baby seat, radio transmission, luggage racks etc in your car rental.