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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another name for the old town which has stunning views over alicante and is well worth a visit. We actually stayed in the barrio for an entire week,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David Patrick W
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Just five minutes walking from the beach... Is like other andalucian small town inside of Alicante. Amazing corners for take a photos. Very peaceful, nice walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Salvador V
Reviewed 9 September 2018

You have to walk steep stairs to get there but it's definitely worth it: you can see narrow streets and white houses with colourful details and flowers. I enjoyed it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TiinaT334
Reviewed 6 September 2018

wander slowly through these streets both during the day and at night to get a feel of how the atmosphere changes

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StephenRForster
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is an old part of the city just beside the wall of the Castillo de Santa Barbara, easily accessible from the city center or Playa del Postiguet. Is a place with lot of stairs, some streets are very small and in the summer may...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank AdaltoFGodoi
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Unwittingly took this route back to our hotel and really pleased that we did. It is an area of narrow lanes with hairpin bends all going up (I guess down as well) full of small neighbourhood bars and taverns. The traditional houses all seem to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank felipehavana
Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you have a spare 30-40 minutes walking thru old Alicante streets, you may want to visit Barrio Santa Cruz. In fact, that is a set of kinky pedestrian streets, sometimes less than 2 meters wide, mostly consisting of steps. The area is located on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank sergem751
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We walked around the area in the day - not sure I would go at night. Although there were a few pretty spots. Mostly it’s covered in graffiti, which is such a shame. We’ll not be hurrying back. Much nicer parts of Alicante to enjoy.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheLoftysPoole
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Get lost while walking alongside the beautiful and charming neighborhood of Old Town Alicante (Bairro Santa Cruz).

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank vansociais1
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Alicante's old town is colourful. It is full of houses of different colours as well as a couple small squares. Despite of the somehow steep alleys, it is an interesting area to explore.

Date of experience: June 2018
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2 November 2017|
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Response from LeonidVic | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of hotels in Alicante in 5 minutes walk from the district. You can easily get from airport to the center of Alicante by taxi (10-15 minutes and around 20 euro) or by bus C-6 (20-25 minutes and 3.80 euros).
22 February 2017|
Response from AriHelsinki | Reviewed this property |
Hi. If you like to eat in a restaurant with superb views of Alicante Bay there is a restaurant La Ereta, almost at the top of the hill of Castillo de Santa Barbara / at Barrio Santa Cruz slope. Near the beach, Explanada de... More
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Response from AriHelsinki | Reviewed this property |
You absolutely need more time. Barrio de Santa Cruz is a walking area of slopes of Monte Benacantil. Airport procedures take time. Next time in Alicante reserve a whole day for visiting Barrio de Santa Cruz, Castillo de... More