|Origin of "Alicante": a love story
|Origin of ALICANTE: a love story
This legend comes from the age of Islamic period in Alicante (second half of 8th century). The first settlements in the area by Muslims from Arabia, Syria and bereberes groups were centred around the slopes of mount Benacantil, ocuppied today by the castle of Santa Bárbara. They called it "Medina Laqant" or "al-Laq(u)ant".