Running along the seafront from Alicante Port in the east to Canalejas Park in the west, the magnificent Explanada de España offers a scenic introduction to Alicante, looking out over the yachts and fishing boats of the marina.
Laid out in the early 20th-century by architect José Guardiola Picó and restored in the 1990s, the grand promenade is among the most famous in Spain and runs for over 500 meters. The wide walkway is adorned with some 6.5 million marble tiles, creating a dramatic wave-like mosaic of red, white and blue, hemmed in by rows of towering palm trees and elegant streetlamps. As well as being home to city landmarks like the Casa Carbonell, the Royal Casino de Alicante and the Hotel Gran Sol, the Explanada is lined with lively cafés, bars and restaurants, and hosts an eclectic mix of artists, street entertainers and crafts stalls during the summer season.
Explanada de España is located along the waterfront of Alicante, opposite Alicante Port.