Castillo de Santa Barbara, Alicante

Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
Climb 166 meters (544 ft) above sea level to Castillo de Santa Barbara for panoramic views of Alicante bay. Originally constructed in the late 9th century, the castle features a series of fortress walls atop Mount Benacantil and is home to the city’s historical museum. Explore archeological remains of the Bronze Age found in the city or take a guided castle tour to see areas normally closed to the public, such as the cisterns and dungeon. Ride the elevator from the bottom of the mountain to the castle, then enjoy a leisurely walk back to the city center after your visit. Put Castillo de Santa Barbara on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Alicante trip planner.
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  • This was the highlight of our visit, fantastic views and well worth going up to see it. There is a long tunnel in to the elevator from the base level, be sure to buy your ticket before walking all...  more »
  • Amazing castle, a lot higher up than we thought, the views are fantastic from the top. A nice walk up there. Well worth a visit  more »
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  • Loved it!! You can drive or walk up to this well maintained facility. If you come off the main drag there is a lift/elevator up to make the walk easier. The views are 360 degrees and spectacular so well worth the visit. I would recommend the visit.
  • An amazing place. Only €3 a person (assuming you get the lift up) and you get to see a fantastic castle with some superb views. Fear not, you can get drinks in there and there are toilet facilities. I'd recommend not wearing flip-flops like I did.

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