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All reviews narrow streets old town colorful houses charming neighborhood beautiful district interesting area pretty houses every corner take your time walk around alicante city nice walk well worth a visit ermita plants maze castle
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

If you visited Sta Barbara's castle you should take a walk through this tipical barrio all the way to the port. A nice walk full og hidden beauties.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Bruno P
Reviewed May 9, 2018

When I think in an Mediterranean old town I imagine something like this, such a beautiful district I hope this will survive to the tourist and the gentrification.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank moonshinenythegreat
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Loved everything about this sweet place. Comfy, cute and cozy in the best neighborhood in Alicante! At the base of the castle and close to Old Town, The Barrio and dining etc! % minute walk to Metro etc... Just great!! We didn't want to leave!!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Pretty village houses on route to Santa Barbera Castle in the centre of Alicante. The walk through the village is steep so wear flat shoes but worth the visit

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank C B
Reviewed March 31, 2018

The most interesting part of Alicante with many narrow streets, numerous interesting buildings, museums, some churches and cafes and resteraunts and squares. Would have liked to have a guide (printed or human) to provide background information on buildings/sites of particular interest.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Robert M
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Took a detour to see this collection of pretty tiled houses below the castle. Wandered around the quiet lanes looking at the interesting fronts to the houses there.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Reads23
Reviewed March 9, 2018

If you want to see typical Spanish streets and old town, you should visit Barrio de Santa Cruz. A beautiful place to take memorable pictures of your trip.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Simon S
Reviewed March 7, 2018

It's a great spot to walk around along the hillside of the castle. Stop for a beer and some food payback for climbing all those steps. You can easily make your way down towards the Bull Ring from there. Free to walk around a small...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

What a nice experience to climb the steep stairs and watch the beautiful white washed buildings with nice colourful decoration. Ermita Santa Cruz has lovely mirador with great views to the city. Take your time here, dont hurry. Sit down for a while and feel...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Ispe111
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Fantastic place to see. Lots of wee narrow lanes, steep climbs, beautiful houses and lovely wall art. If you have mobility issues, then the steps and steepness would be an issue, but if you can visit then do - you won't regret it !

Date of experience: February 2018
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yvon312
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).
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SunderlandLisa
February 22, 2017|
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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
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