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All reviews narrow streets old town colorful houses flower pots charming neighborhood beautiful district interesting area pretty houses every corner take your time walk around city centre nice walk well worth a visit ermita plants maze
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend taking Barrio Santa Cruz on the way down from the castle - this way you get the "Alicante package" at once ;) Narrow streets, all colorful and almost more than authentic. There are a few spots where you can sit on a bench...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mic_chael
Reviewed March 5, 2019

It is like a separate village located within the city. A short walk from the city centre takes you to this old quarter. A maze of narrow alleyways lined with small colourful cottages displaying plants and small artifacts outside. If you carry on uphill you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Only about 5 mins walking from the busy town, this little area nestles amongst pretty painted cottages decorated with potted plants and flowers. We stayed in an apartment in Calle de San Rafael, it was nice and quiet and with the castle overlooking us, it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Tinner1953
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Winding, narrow streets will lead you uphill from Alicante Centre to the Barrio Santa Cruz. Charming, colourful houses and plenty of restaurants to satisfy every food lover.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mgphotographyuk
Reviewed February 25, 2019

If you want to get an authentic Alicante experience, try to find a place in this area. We stayed in one of those tiny charming houses and it made us feel part of the local community, surrounded by very friendly locals. A beautiful district, also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank MagdaKli
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Google maps gives kind of a wrong pin to this place. But do not give up , it is a very authentic nice neighbourhood. The best is to go there on a sunny day - you will get very nice pictures.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dora588
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The old town of Alicante, with multicoloured houses crammed together in a rabbits warren of streets. Lots of photo opportunities around every corner.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GaryHodgson
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Santa Cruz is an old and very pretty residential part of Alicante, sited on the hillside above the more modern part of the town, accessed via a short but steep walk up from the Mercado tram stop or the Tourist Office on the Rambla Méndez...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RichardCD1
Reviewed November 10, 2018

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 W
Reviewed September 28, 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
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November 2, 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).
February 22, 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