Costa Blanca and some of its landscape architecture masterpieces

Costa Blanca has a lot to offer including amazing examples of landscape architecture.

I flew to Alicante and spent few nights there. True- I was very lucky to have a room with immaculate view towards Castillo de Santa Barbara, but even if you don’t, the charm of the old streets and the city centre is remarkable. The city is also not devoid of modern landscape architecture in a typical Spanish style – I found out the amazing tram stop by Eduardo de Miguel Arbonés and José Mª Urzelai Fernández when travelling to the beautiful Altea and ‘Joyful town’ (Villajoyosa). It is an example of a very good landscape architecture: modern, simple forms, colours and materials that perfectly fit into the surrounding landscape revealing the beauty of a former quarry.

I haven’t however seen another good piece of landscape architecture by Subarquitectura who successfully changed existing roundabout into a public space with original shelters that have a form, shape and dimensions of a train. Empty boxes float above the public space becoming a real piece of art. After several days of sightseeing around Alicante, I decided to make a car trip to a famous City of Arts and Science in Valencia. Iconic buildings by Calatrava and Candela are definitely ‘a must see’. It was a truly unforgettable experience!..
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