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Castillo de Santa Barbara

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Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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03002 Alicante, Spain
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All reviews walk up opposite the beach walked down fantastic views long tunnel beautiful castle santa barbara steep climb well worth a visit free of charge by foot interesting history the main road surrounding area postiguet beach walk around old town
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a nice walk up to the castle breath taking views from above and an even nicer walk down to town through the little narrow streets. Give it a go you won't regret it and it's worth the exercise to allow you fitting more tapas...More

Thank 956shadia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on our third trip to Alicante, can’t believe we didn’t do it sooner! Lots of history, other reviews say there isn’t any English descriptions but that’s not true we saw plenty! Long tunnel from opposite the beach and then an elevator to the castle...More

Thank 888GemmaC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Castillo de Santa Barbara was recommended enthusiastically by the chap we spoke to at tourist information, it hadn’t been a top priority on our day in Alicante so I’m very grateful for the advice. Only €2.70 to get up in the lift - a...More

Thank 574jonp
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Santa Bárbara Castle in Alicante is the town’s landmark. This very well-preserved medieval fortress is worth a visit. It dates back to the late 9th century. There are 3 different levels: The top level with remains from the 14th century and a spectacular view...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting place. Loads of history. None of the plaques / information are in English. Spainish only with no translation. Brilliant 360 degree views over Alicante. Cannon ball still wedged onto the walls.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous climb to the enchanted castle, totally free which is incredible. Fabulous day out. Loved every moment of it

Thank Denkie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You should use the lift to get to the top.... it’s a great experience. The walk down is easier. Fantastic views .....

Thank Somerset-jim
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 ways to get up the side of the mountain to the castle - walk, drive or the lift. We started at the lift, and realized the wait was ridiculously long. So, we walked back to the city and up the side of...More

Thank Ritch L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our day here , Fantastic views from the Castle Santa Barbara .. an enjoyable day out ! highlly recommended

Thank Monica C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to learn the history of the site. Displays were well-described. Took a HOHO bus to get there. Definitely the best way to get there. You could hike up the mountain, but only if young and very fit. The view of the city...More

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njgrandma20
8 October 2018|
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Response from Nat T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Harriet like all the answers we didnt go on any tours. We walked all around the old town, went to Castle Santa Barbara(the view is great but not much to see in the Castle) and went to the St Juan beach. Not much to do in... More
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alanh45953
8 October 2018|
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Response from 554amalia | Reviewed this property |
No, it isn't but you can take a bus that passes along the waterfront and you get at the foot of the castle hill in about 5 minutes. And that's where there are all you need to see in Alicante
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alanh45953
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
You will be approx 1 mile distance from cruise ship to the elevator that takes you up to the castle Santa Barbara. The elevator is located approx 100yds past the Mellia Hotel along the promenade, keep a close watch to your... More
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