In Alicante, the diversity of entertainment spans across various neighborhoods, offering both daytime and nighttime experiences. Explore the enchanting Barrio de los Castaños during the day, known for its narrow streets, vibrant street art, and eclectic boutiques. El Barrio, another charming district, invites you to immerse yourself in its cultural richness with historic architecture and local cafes.

As the sun sets, head to the lively Puerto district along the waterfront. Here, you’ll find an array of seafood restaurants, trendy bars, and a dynamic atmosphere. The Explanada de España, with its palm-lined promenade, is an ideal spot to enjoy an evening stroll.

You can also enjoy the «tardeo» which refers to the lively afternoon social scene where locals and visitors come together to enjoy the city’s vibrant ambiance. Typically starting in the late afternoon and extending into the early evening, tardeo involves exploring the numerous bars, cafes, and restaurants that line the streets. The atmosphere is festive, with people relishing tapas, drinks, and socializing in the pleasant Mediterranean weather.

On a different note, the market in Alicante, such as Mercado Central, is a bustling hub of activity during the day. Here, locals and tourists alike peruse stalls filled with fresh produce, seafood, meats, and regional specialties. The market is not just a place to shop for ingredients but also an immersion into the local culture, where the sights, sounds, and aromas create a sensory experience. It’s an excellent opportunity to sample authentic Spanish cuisine, explore local crafts, and embrace the dynamic energy of Alicante’s market culture.

MOVIE THEATERS

KINEPOLIS PLAZA MAR 2

Kinepolis Plaza Mar 2 is a state-of-the-art complex that presents cinema as a true entertainment destination. It features 16 auditoriums, 2,800 seats, giant screens, stadium-style seating with double armrests, and Dolby digital sound.

LOCATION INFO

Plaza Mar 2 Mall
Av. de Denia, s/n
E-mail: info.espana@kinepolis.com
Web: https://kinepolis.es/

Hours: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 3:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Fridays: 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Monday to Thursday: 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM

YELMO MOVIE THEATER

A prominent movie theater offering a modern and immersive cinematic experience. With multiple screens, comfortable seating, and advanced audio-visual technology, it provides moviegoers with a diverse selection of films.

LOCATION INFO

Centro Comercial Puerta de Alicante
Avinguda de Alcalde Lorenzo
E-mail: alicante@yelmocines.es
Web: https://www.yelmocines.es/

Hours: Daily, from 5:00 AM till 10:00 PM

CINES ANA

Cines Ana is one of the very first movie theaters in Alicante, it offers a wide variety of films. Located in the heart of the city it is a great place to come together with friends and enjoy a day of popcorn and fun.

LOCATION INFO

C. del Médico Pascual Pérez, 44
E-mail: contacto@cinesaana.com
Web: https://www.cinesaana.com/

Daily, from 512:00 PM till 09:00 PM

ALICANTE THEATERS

PRINCIPAL THEATER

A historic venue dating back to the 19th century, stands as a cultural hub hosting diverse performances and events. Known for its architectural beauty, it remains a cherished space contributing to Alicante’s vibrant arts scene.

LOCATION INFO

Pl. Ruperto Chapí, s/n
T: 965 203 100
Web: https://www.teatroprincipaldealicante.com/

CIGARRERAS

a contemporary cultural center housed in a former tobacco factory. This dynamic space hosts a variety of cultural events, including art exhibitions, concerts, and performances, contributing to Alicante’s vibrant arts and cultural scene

LOCATION INFO

C/ de San Carlos, 78
T: 965 206 674
Web: https://centro-cultural-las-cigarreras

 

ADDA AUDITORIUM

Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante, is a modern concert hall and cultural venue in Alicante. Renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and acoustics, ADDA hosts a diverse range of performances, including concerts, conferences, and cultural events, contributing to the city’s cultural richness.

LOCATION INFO

Av. de Jijona, 5
T: 965 91 91 00
Web: https://addaalicante.es/

ALICANTE MUSEUMS

MARQ

Located in a modern facility, it showcases the region’s rich history through engaging exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays. The MARQ is celebrated for its innovative approach to archaeology, making it a must-visit destination for those interested in exploring Alicante’s ancient past.

LOCATION INFO

 Pl. Dr. Gómez Ulla, S/N
T: 965 14 90 00
Web: https://www.marqalicante.com/

MACA

MACA museum houses an impressive collection of 20th-century art, including works by renowned Spanish artists. The museum is celebrated for its diverse exhibitions and contributions to Alicante’s cultural landscape.

LOCATION INFO

Pl. Sta. María, 3, 03002 Alicante
T: 965 21 31 56
Web: https://maca-alicante.es/

 

MUBAG

A notable fine arts museum located in the historic Gravina Palace. It features an extensive collection of visual arts, showcasing works spanning various periods and styles. The museum is recognized for its commitment to preserving and exhibiting valuable pieces, making it a key cultural institution in Alicante.

LOCATION INFO

Carrer Gravina, 13, 15
T: 965 14 67 80
Web: https://www.mubag.es/

BARS & PUBS

El Tributo Metal & Rock

C. del Capitán Segarra, 43
T: 607 816 767
Alicante Area: Center (Ruta de la Madera)

Jendrix Rock Bar

C. José Gutiérrez Petén, 41
T: 865 682 365
Alicante Area: Center (Ruta de la Madera)

Sala Clan Cabaret

C. del Capitán Segarra, 16
T: 965 21 00 03
Alicante Area: Center (Ruta de la Madera)

Ten 10

Carrer Castaños, 30
T: 669 090 913
Alicante Area: Castaños

Dickens

Carrer Castaños, 13
T: 646 71 30 78
Alicante Area: Castaños

The Fuckin Bar

Carrer Castaños, 17
T: 650 72 17 39
Alicante Area: Castaños

Exilio Punk Rock Bar

C. Cienfuegos, 18, centro
T: 661 636 267
Alicante Area: Barrio

Triskele Rock Bar

C. Cienfuegos, 18, centro
T: 678 832 379
Alicante Area: Barrio

Marearock Rock-Bar

C. Virgen de Belén, 21
T: 690 351 012
Alicante Area: Barrio

UPIKUM Club

Carrer Coloma, 31
T: 635 452 844
Alicante Area: Puerto

KARAOKE FEELING’S

Marina Deportiva Marina Deportiva, Muelle 6, Local 9
T: 629 067 066
Alicante Area: Puerto

Katamaran

Mlle. Levante, 8
T: 652 799 551
Alicante Area: Puerto