Ayuntamiento de Alicante
El Ayuntamiento (the city Hall) dates from the eighteenth century. The baroque building was built by architect Lorenzo Chápuli and stands on the site of the former town hall, la Casa de la Ciudad. The two towers, each 41 meters high, give this building the appearance of a palace. Immediately upon entering the town hall, what is striking is the statue "El San Juan de Dali", a bit of a whimsical golden figure made in 1973 by the famous Salvador Dali. Also note the metal markings on the stairs. The foot of the stairs indicates the sea level, the "Cota Cero". Via the marble stairs we go up. Amazing what we get to see. The inside of el Ayuntamiento is even more breathtaking than the outside. We arrive in a first room where the yellow hues predominate. Striking are the high ceilings, lush curtains and a beautiful mosaic floor. This room gives access to the blue room, Salon Azul. On the wall of this room are pictures of all the mayors who have governed Alicante. Still there are regularly marriages in this room. Municipal plenary meetings are still held regularly in the plenary room, el Salon de Plenos. Works by influential local artists hang in all rooms. The last room that can be visited is the chapel. El Ayuntamiento has certainly pleasantly surprised us.
You can visit el Ayuntamiento every morning from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entrance is free.