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Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

The main attraction of Alicante is the Santa Barbara castle, located on top of a cliff. The shortest way to the fortress is up the steps of one of the alleys near the church of St. Mary and the Museum of modern art.

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From San Juan street begins a wide pedestrian road leading to the fortress on the slope of Monte Benacantil.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

The road passes through the Park, built on the terraces of the mountain slope.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

If you are not in a hurry, take one of the paths leading to the side of the main road.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

Here you can walk on the wooden decking surrounded by flowering plants even in winter.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

In addition, the terraces of the Park offer views of the Central part of Alicante.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

And the Cordillera Betica and Sierra de Foncalent mountains.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

Construction of the Park began in 1994. The main problem was to prevent erosion of terraces during the rainy season, for which they were reinforced with concrete slopes and provided water drainage. The slopes are decorated with ceramic panels with scenes of rural life.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

And vases with flowers.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

Coming closer to the cliff on which the castle is built, you can see some interesting creations of nature. As for example, this rocky ledge, where you can see the head of a bull or a horse.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

Another result of the rains and winds, which formed a stone half-arch, resembling a swirling crest of the sea wave.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante

The park La Ereta occupies about 7 hectares, there are flower beds and alleys of olive trees, a cafe and a restaurant, an exhibition hall, playground. The park is open from 8 am to 10 PM.

Parque de la Ereta, Alicante