|Quarter of Alicante|
Florida Plaza Toll
Location of Florida Alta in Alicante
|• Autonomous communication||Valencian Community|
|• Total||5,215 hab. (2013)|
|Pattern||Our Lady of the Rosary|
|Parties||From October 7 to 12|
Florida Alta is a neighborhood in the city of Alicante ( Spain ), popularly known as Florida-Portazgo . According to the 2013 census, it has 5,215 inhabitants (2,562 men and 2,653 women). [ 1 ] Its zip code is 03006.
Its accessibility is very good, since it is surrounded by two important roads, Gran Vía and Orihuela avenue, and it is located a few kilometers from the city center, although to the north there is a barrier produced by the railways. [ 2 ]
Its urban layout dates from 1925 and was carried out by the Alicante architect Francisco Fajardo Guardiola , who named the streets of the neighborhood after constellations. [ 3 ] Originally it was occupied by a mainly working-class population associated with factories or transport infrastructures, being considered today as a quiet residential neighborhood of humble origin. [ 2 ]
The neighborhood's patron saint festivities are dedicated to the Virgen del Rosario and take place between October 7 and 12, during which a solemn procession and an offering of flowers are held in honor of the patron saint. [ 4 ]
- «The population of Alicante» . Alicante City Council, Statistics . Archived from the original on June 20, 2014 . Retrieved June 3, 2014 .
- «Urban Analysis of Vulnerable Neighborhoods (2011 edition)» . Department of Urban Development and Spatial Planning / IJH . Retrieved July 17, 2015 .
- Varela Botella, Santiago (2001). Work of the Architects in Alicante . Alicante, Spain: Alicante Institute of Culture "Juan Gil-Albert". p. 288. ISBN 84-7784863-7 .
- «End of party in Florida Portazgo» . 20 minutes . 2005 . Retrieved August 14, 2017 .