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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  • This is one of the best castles I've ever seen. Absolutely incredible with breathtaking views. A must see!  more »
  • Lovely walk along the seafront to the lift. €2.70 entrance fee or free to the over 65s. About 159 yd walk through a tunnel to the lift that takes you up to the centre of the castle next to the cafe...  more »
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  • ALWAYS BREAKS DOWN! DONT USE!!!! The lift broke down. We were trapped for an hour. Apparently that is quite short and sometimes it’s for two hours on weekends or out of hours. And he said it happens four times a week!?!! DO NOT USE!!!
  • Very good to use this elevator if you do not want to spend hour of walk up there for instance if you have limmited time and so on. Ticket costed 2 euro and something, but we had luck because ticket machine was broken so it was free back there (september/october 2019). However its quite of waiting for it down there if you miss it right in front of your face.

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