Alicante Memories

Visit Alicante's troubled past at the Civil War Air Raid Shelter and Museum, dedicated to the devastating Spanish Civil War from 1936-1939Then see how the city has recovered in the bright and bustling renovated central market, where merchants and shoppers vie for the best deal over fresh fruit, seafood, fruit and other goods.

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Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended. At the pier, board a motor coach and drive to the air raid shelter and museumWhile Alicante today is a beautiful port city, it suffered destruction and tragedy under bombs and attacks when the Spanish Civil War erupted in 1936, dividing families, friends and neighbors in bitter battles throughout the countryThe wounds are still raw for many, and this shelter museum lends some insight as to how the Alicante residents coped with the warSee where people retreated in the subterranean shelters to escape from the Italian fascist army bombs in 1938Imagine hiding with your family in these cramped spacesFor a change of vibe and venue, explore the central market next, which, although renovated after the war, looks much as it did 75 years agoThis flourishing market stands testament to the spirit of the people of Alicante - rising above adversity and re-establishing a treasured way of life. Enjoy viewing the city sights on a panoramic drive, then steal some free time to shop or browse as you wish at the city center. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.