Starting uphill from the Santa Faz Square, behind the Town Hall of Alicante and with the Castle of Santa Barbara in front, we will meet at the Old Town-Santa Cruz, known as the Santa Cruz neighborhood Or simply The neighborhood.
Lying on the slopes of Monte BenacantilThis is where the first streets with the name of the city were born: Carrer de Dalt, Carrer del Mig, Carrer de Baix. This corner of tranquility, with the typical houses of different colors adorned with pots and sherds is to walk slowly, and enjoying the difference of atmosphere.
Steep streets, with Moorish airs, where we will find panels with information that will guide us until we meet, at the top of the neighborhood, with the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, next to the wall. A great viewpoint over the bay, which is said to have been built on the remains of an old mosque. In it the Christ of Medinaceli is kept, whom they affectionately call “El Cautivo” and that every Holy Week goes out in procession through the narrow streets.
The Barrio de Santa Cruz during the neighborhood’s festivities, which arrive in the first days of May with the celebration of Las Cruces, is transformed with the streets dressed in flowers.
Any time of the year is good to get closer and enjoy in El Barrio. And at sunset, the nightlife is installed with an excellent offer of fun for those who approach.