The mini-Sagrada Familia – El Santuario de Novelda

The most famous church in Spain has to be the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, right? OK, so Sevilla and Cordoba cathedrals might argue the point, but Gaudí's modernist masterpiece is top of everyone's must-do list. So what’s that got to do with Alicante? Half an hour’s drive inland, just outside the town of Novelda, you’ll …

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Exploring the old town of Villajoyosa

The brilliantly colourful fishermen's houses in the old town are the iconic image of Villajoyosa. But there's much more to the "casco antiguo" than just the picture postcard seafront. Take a stroll through the narrow streets and pretty squares to sample the atmosphere of the old town and absorb a little of its history.