Castillo de Santa Barbara, Alicante

#1 of 239 in Historic Sites in Valencian Country
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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  • SO worth to go up! It is a bit exhausting to walk up there but on the way up are so so many nice places to enjoy and the views are amazing. The lift is closed due to covid and also the parking places....  more »
  • My husband and I trekked up to this fortress. It was well worth the walk and sweat. Wear good, Comfortable shoes, take lots of water. There is no entrance fee. There is a restaurant on the way up (we....  more »
  • A must see in Alicante, especially for sunset from the top. Free entrance and parking nearby. Free toilets. Lift from beach side is currently closed, otherwise is 1 euro, totally worth it, if you don't want to walk up, which is also possible. Restaurant on the top is now also closed and also inside exhibitions, but views are amazing.
  • Definitely recommend coming here. The place shuts down very early and the food halls are very limited.

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