Getting to the top and discovering the fantastic views are worth the climb on foot.

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Chapel and Mirador of Santa Cruz

The best views in town.

At the foot of the Castillo de Santa Clara (Castle of Santa Clara) is one of the most picturesque areas in Alicante, the barrio de Santa Cruz, where the chapel and mirador of the same name can be found. The way up to the chapel goes through narrow lanes with whitewashed houses, whose balconies boast colorful flowers and decorative tiles; these lanes will take you to the old Torre de la Ampolla, on the remains of the medieval city wall. The best time of the year to visit his humble chapel is during Easter week, when the locals take out the Cristo de la Fe or 'El Gitano' (the Christ of Faith, also known as 'The Gypsy') on procession and the streets are packed full of people, the faithful and tourists alike. Another good time is the festival of the Cruces de Mayo (Crosses of May Festival), when the neighbourhood balconies are decorated with flower crosses competing in beauty, colour and scent.

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