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A se­ries of seven themed guides cov­er­ing Ali­cante prov­ince's di­verse land­scape - in­clud­ing the sea, moun­tains, wet­lands and for­est - are avail­able on­line at www.senderos­deal­i­cante.com The com­pre­hen­sive guides of­fer de­tails of walk­ing, cy­cling, un­der­wa­ter (for scuba divers) and climb­ing routes, beaches and ge­o­log­i­cal guides and tours of the prov­ince's salt his­tory. The cy­cling and walk­ing guides are avail­able in English, with the re­main­der only avail­able in Span­ish Open daily 10.00-19.00. Bank hol­i­days 10.00-14.00. Mondays closed. Last lift up 18.30, and last lift down 18.45 En­try 3 eu­ros un­der fives, dis­abled and EU pen­sion­ers free

96 515 29 69 Pala­cio Grav­ina at Calle Grav­ina, 13 near El Pos­tiguet beach. Open­ing hours from Septem­ber 1 to June 30: Tues­day to Satur­day 10.00-20.00 and Sun­days and bank hol­i­days from 10.00-14.00. July 1 to Au­gust 31: 11.00-21.00 and Sun­days and bank hol­i­days from 11.00-15.00. It is closed on Mondays.

Per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion: of paint­ings by Ali­cante painters. The ex­hi­bi­tion shows the evo­lu­tion of the re­gion's painters from the 19th cen­tury and in­cludes paint­ings such as 'La rada de Ali­cante' by Rafael Mon­león, nine mas­ter­pieces by Joaquín Sorolla, 'El Dux Foscani des­ti­tu­ido' by Ri­cardo Navar­rete, 'Re­posi­ción de Cristóbal Colón' by Fran­cisco Jover, 'Huér­fanos' by Fer­nando Cabr­era and 'La úl­tima bor­rasca' by He­liodoro Guil­lén Plaza Dr Gómez Ulla Tues­day to Fri­day from 10.0019.00, Satur­days from 10.00 to 20.30 and Sun­days and bank hol­i­days 10.00-14.00. By Barry Wright SKATE­BOARD­ING, BMX, graf­fiti, rap and break danc­ing will be the main pro­tag­o­nists at the 7th Al­moradí Ur­ban Fes­ti­val which takes place to­mor­row (Satur­day, Septem­ber 16).

The event will be at Plaza de Bé­jar in El Bañet ur­ban­i­sa­tion and also fea­tures skate­board­ing and break­dance cham­pi­onships, a freestyle rap bat­tle, BMX and graf­fiti ex­hi­bi­tions, Closed on Mondays The also mu­seum of­fers a pro­gramme of guided tours through its base­ments al­low­ing vis­i­tors to dis­cover more than 30,000 un­seen ex­hibits. The tour takes place every Satur­day at 18.30, lasts around one hour and is in Span­ish. Tick­ets for the tour cost €6

Septem­ber 20-Oc­to­ber 1: Ac­claimed pro­duc­tion of the mu­si­cal Dirty Danc­ing at the Teatro Prin­ci­pal The Let’s Go pro­duc­tion of Dirty Danc­ing has been per­formed to full houses in Madrid and Barcelona in ad­di­tion to two well-re­ceived tours of the UK, in­clud­ing a run in the West End. an al­ter­na­tive mar­ket, prizes and sur­prises, and a bar.

Mu­si­cally there will be per­for­mances by Piezas & Jay­der from the col­lec­tive Mur­cia Finest, Ricky Hom­bre Li­bre, Mala­mara, NKO & Larva with DJ Harper and Nítido.

The event runs from 17.00-03.00 and ad­mis­sion is free. Tick­ets range from €24 to €65. To book tick­ets visit the show web­site at www.dirty-danc­ing.es

Un­til Septem­ber 30: Destins (destiny in Va­len­cian) an Ali­cante univer­sity mu­seum (MUA) themed ex­hi­bi­tion us­ing works from its own col­lec­tion. In ad­di­tion to ‚destiny‘ in the con­text of a fin­ish­ing line or the ar­rival point of a trip, the ex­hi­bi­tion also looks at its mean­ing as a ca­reer tar­get, fortune, or the lucky star that many peo­ple feel pro­tects them. In short ‚destiny‘ as a ‚fate‘ that acts as an un­known and in­ex­orable force over hu­man­ity. It con­tains 18 works in me­dia such as pho­tog­ra­phy, paint­ing and en­grav­ing. MUA is sit­u­ated on the San Vi­cente del Raspeig cam­pus of Ali­cante univer­sity and is open from Mon­day to Fri­day from 09.00-20.00 and Satur­days and Sun­days from 10.00-14.00. Ad­mis­sion is free

Un­til Oc­to­ber 1: Ex­hi­bi­tion of the two paint­ings by Jerón­imo Jac­into de Espinosa in the Ali­cante mu­seum of fine arts‘ (MUBAG) col­lec­tion. The ex­hi­bi­tion is tak­ing place at the MUBAG and fea­tures the works San Pe­dro Már­tir and Dormi­ción de la Vir­gen. It is be­ing held to com­mem­o­rate the 350th an­niver­sary of the ac­claimed Va­len­cian painter’s death and is com­ple­mented by an in­for­ma­tion panel re­lated to the artist. MUBAG di­rec­tor Joserre Pérezgil, noted that ‚along­side Fran­cisco and Juan Ribalta and Pe­dro Or­rente, de Espinosa is con­sid­ered one of the great­est ex­po­nents of the 17th cen­tury Va­len­cian School‘. MUBAG is sit­u­ated at Calle Grav­ina 13-15, Ali­cante and is open from Tues­day to Satur­day from 10.00-20.00 and Sun­days and bank hol­i­days from 10.0014.00. Ad­mis­sion is free

Un­til Jan­uary 2018: The Maya: mys­tery of the lost cities, ex­hi­bi­tion at Ali­cante ar­chae­o­log­i­cal mu­seum (MARQ) is a well-pre­sented, thought pro­vok­ing and in­for­ma­tive ex­hi­bi­tion that brings this an­cient world alive. Fill­ing three rooms that look at the cre­ation of the Mayan world, the splen­dour and col­lapse of Mayan cul­ture, and the ‚men and women of corn‘ ex­am­in­ing Mayan gods and deities. It presents a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into the world of this com­plex and ad­vanced group of peo­ple and their early knowl­edge of math­e­mat­ics, hi­ero­glyph­ics, their cal­en­dar sys­tem, medicines and art work. There are also a num­ber of videos ex­plain­ing Mayan day-to­day life. All in­for­ma­tion pan­els and ex­hibit la­belling are in English and Span­ish. The MARQ is sit­u­ated at Plaza Doc­tor Gómez Ulla, Ali­cante and is cur­rently open from Tues­day to Satur­day from 10.00-14.00 and from 18.00-20.00 and Sun­days and pub­lic hol­i­days from 10.00-14.00. It is closed on Mondays all year round. Check the mu­seum web­site at www.mar­qal­i­cante.com for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion is €3

Piezas & Jay­der will be putting in an ap­pear­ance

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