Tucked into the warren of streets of Alicante's atmospheric Old Town is this emblematic Cistercian Gothic church, which recently celebrated its 500th anniversary. Begun in 1600, the cathedral is stark and sober on the outside but distinguished by a beautifully restored interior, the highlights of which are a 45m-high cupola and the Capilla de la Comunión, considered a spectacular example of the Spanish Baroque style. The 15th-century cloisters date to a previous temple on the site.