Canalejas Park in Alicante, Spain

canalejas parkPass through one of the two stately gates of Alicante's Canalejas Park, dramatically guarded by stone lions and dogs, and enter the tranquil realm of the city's oldest park. Stroll through the lush walkways, ponder Daniel Bañuls' allegorical monument to Alicante writer Carlos Arniches, and brush up on your Spanish geography on a giant map of Spain carved in wood. The real stars of the Canalejas Park, however, are the massive century-old ficus trees- you can't miss them!