Alicante and Elche have historically been important commercial centres. For centuries many civilizations have used their streets to buy and sell goods, a tradition which has survived to this day with an infinite number of shops where the visitor will be able to find everything from the most modern and prestigious brands to the typical products of the region.

Luxury boutiques, many commercial centres and small and medium-sized traditional shops offer customers products ranging from turrón (a sweet made from nuts), chocolates, dates, liqueurs, wines, preserves, toys, shoes, fur coats, rugs, handicraft, and ceramics as well as products from internationally renowned brand names in clothing, jewellery, sports products and everything that a visitor might need.

In Alicante, there are very interesting shopping areas in the city centre: on one side, you find the pedestrianised streets and surroundings of the Teatro Principal (Main Theatre); on the other, the area around the Central Market (Mercado Central) and Alfonso el Sabio Avenue, and of course, do not forget Maisonnave Avenue and its area of influence, Alicante's commercial artery par excellence.

The famous Explanada de España offers a wide assortment of handicraft stalls, handmade jewellery and souvenirs which allow visitors to appreciate the work of painters and cartoonists in the area known as the 'Hippies'.

The centre of the city of Elche has become a shopper's paradise. It is a space with a constant stream of visitors and local people, where traditional and modern shops live side by side with plazas (squares) for resting, palm trees and gardens. Here you can find exotic products such as pomegranates and fresh dates from Elche's palm groves, top brand names in clothing and shoes, in addition to arts and crafts.

This is a complete shopping experience offered by the city's commercial centres where there is something to suit every taste.

The Outlet route in the Elche Business Park also deserves a special mention.

OUTLET. Top buys and brand at the best prices

Shoes manufactured in Elche enjoy well-deserved international acclaim because of the great variety in style, design and quality. It is with good reason that the foremost brands in the sector export their products from their facilities in the Elche Parque Empresarial (The Elche Business Part). Among them are the international franchise Zara which manufactures all its shoes here, and companies such as Cuplé, Panamá Jack, Garvalin, Geox, Gioseppo, Kelme, Mustang, Nordikas, Pikolinos and Wonders among the most famous names.

The Elche Parque Empresarial is located only 5 minutes from the offices of the WVC 2016 (5km), 10 minutes from the International Airport, both with direct access through the park, 11km from Elche and 16km from Alicante.

The Outlet route is an amazing option for shopping at unbeatable prices. It is made up of 29 top brands in the shoe, textile and accessories sectors, which lovers of good shopping and good prices will not be able to resist.



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