Alicante


THE CITY

Alicante is located in the southern part of the Valencian Community and it is also a historic Mediterranean port. It is the second-largest Valencian city. Alicante is one of the most growing cities in Spain. The local economy is based on tourism in the beaches of the Costa Blanca coast and particularly the second residence construction boom which started in the late '90s. On a smaller scale, production also includes: agricultural products such as almonds, citrus, olives and wine production, services and administration. The city exports leather, textiles, and pottery. Turrones (torrons in Valencian) -a honey and almond nougat- is a food speciality of Jijona, close to Alicante, although alicantinos are especially proud of their paella, being "arros a banda" a local favourite, and seafood.


Alicante

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