Alicante Architecture

Alicante Theatre

Address: Plaza Ruperto Chapí, s/n

Alicante Theatre / Teatro Principal de Alicante was built between 1846 and 1848.

The facade of this grand and impressive building is of neo-classical style. The interior of the theatre is similar to Italian theatres of that age with a reception area, horseshoe auditorium, with a capacity for an audience of 1072 and the stage.

You can see from the photograph below the six Doric columns with a pediment.

Alicante Theatre

From September to July is used for concerts, plays, ballets, etc. If you are visiting then do see whether there is a performance on that you can enjoy.

What is Neo-classical Style?

The following has been extracted from Wikipedia

"Neoclassical architecture was an architectural style produced by the neoclassical movement that began in the mid-18th century, both as a reaction against the Rococo style of anti-tectonic naturalistic ornament, and an outgrowth of some classicizing features of Late Baroque. In its purest form it is a style principally derived from the architecture of Classical Greece and the architecture of Italian Andrea Palladio."

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