Castillo de Santa Barbara, Alicante

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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  • For some reason I had not thought of Alicante as a holiday destination rather a transit hub. For our holiday it was a transition hub to another destination, but decided to stay for a couple of days...  more »
  • Its worth the 2 hours we spent looking 360 degrees over Alicante, the place is well kept, different levels easy walk Parking close to the castle was available at this time of year, there's also a...  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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