Located on the Mediterranean in Spain´s southeast, it is a lively city at any time of the year.
Alicante is an important port, a cruise ship stop, and one of Spain´s TV and movie production centres.
About Les Fogueres de Sant Joan Festival
An exciting culture festival celebrated in many cities in Spain.
Alicante has the largest one and considered the main festival in this city.
The excitement reaches boiling point during the week of 20 to 24 of June when Alicante´s most important festival, Les Fogueres de Sant Joan, is celebrated.
If you happen to be there at the time, be prepared not to get much sleep.
Bonfires, fireworks, firecrackers, music, parades, and people are partying all night make you want to join in the fun.
The protagonists of the festival are monumental figures and scenes called ninots.
Specially created by local artists and paraded through the streets to massive applause from the spectators.
Music bands and dancers dressed like flames accompany the parades, which last several days, each dedicated to another fraternity of the fogueres.