The Rambla de Méndez Núñez comprises one of the edges of the old quarter, or El Barrio, and is near the Postiguet beach. The modern city branches out primarily north and west of this major Alicante street.
In a nutshell
Modern Alicante gets its start with the bustling Rambla de Méndez Núñez, constructed upon the site where part of Alicante's ancient city-encompassing wall once sat. The Rambla itself is a big commercial street with banks, restaurants and tons of big Spanish stores. The modern city beyond, however, is jammed with things to see, do and experience with landmarks, parks, theatres, plazas, museums and much more in its vicinity.