On top of a hill near the castle in Alicante, there’s a very special neighborhood, the most authentic and charming one in the entire city. In fact, it’s quite surprising for many visitors who don’t know it exists (as was my case). It has traditional white houses and the distinct sensation that time has stopped. It’s one of those areas where you see the locals sitting on chairs on their porches and you can’t help but bid them good afternoon. It’s not easy to get there since there isn’t a great road connection, but it’s sure got to be nice living there, in your own little paradise with those wonderful, old-fashioned houses.
In Alicante, there’s a very special neighborhood at the top of the hill and towards the castle. It’s the most typical and charming neighborhood in the city. As a matter of fact, it will surprise any travel that passes by and didn’t know about it before (as was the case with me). Traditional white houses and a feeling of traveling back in time. The locals sits on their chairs on the terraces and you can’t help but say good afternoon to them. It’s not easy to get there, as there's not an easy access road nearby… But, the good thing is, after a few minutes you feel like you want to stay there forever. With those special houses. Like in the days of yesteryear.
The old quarters of the city is very populated and, although the houses are pretty old, there’s a great number of people. They breathe life to the historic area, in contrast to a lot of other cities, where people leave the center in search of more comfortable and modern lives. Here you’ll see some very typical Spanish sceneries, like neighbors talking while sitting on the steps leading up to their houses and kids plays with balls, running around, riding their bikes without having to worry about the traffic that dominates the majority of the Spanish cities. Narrow streets and facades of all colors and styles fill the city, perfect for taking interesting pictures and enjoying a pleasant stroll.
This is the most picturesque neighborhood in Crevillente. The village itself is located at the foot of a mountain. The very top is "the calvari" a small humble neighborhood consisting mostly of cave houses, chilly in summer and toasty in the winter, without the help of latest technology. It's funny how in some parts of Spain there are still people living in caves, like thousands of years ago. From the top you can enjoy possibly the best views in town. There's not any viewpoint in particular that you should visit, but there are many places in this small neighborhood that give you a great view. From there you can see the area known as "vega-baja" that marks the southern region of the province of Alicante. It will be a long, steep walk if you decide to go on foot, so I recommend that you go take a car. You won't find any busses or taxis in this area.