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Castle of Santa Barbara

Avenida Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 965 26 31 31
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Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Avenida Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 965 26 31 31
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a nicely restored castle overlooking Alicante and the surrounding area. You can walk up from the town and cruise port if you have some energy or take the elevator for EUR 2.70. Going down in the elevator is free. The castle itself has...More

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lift costs 2 euros 70 up to the top, but it's free to come down. Walk up if you have a bit of stamina, explore and then have a coffee on the lovely terrace of the café overlooking Alicante.

Thank FrankWirral
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great sight in the centre of Alicante overlooking the city and the port with some superb and very impressive views. The castle itself is a great sight seen from many locations around the area as it towers over the coast on top...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently went to Alicante and decided to go to the castle up high on the hill. I had read somewhere there was a lift so we set off one morning to find the lift and kept walking up and up till after an hour...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting historical venue combined with a beautiful view of Alicante. It is worth spending a little time up here as the castle is restored not only as a fortress, but an actual museum. If you don't want to do the climb, there's an elevator by...More

Thank LiseM0
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the elevator up to the castle.it was s lovely day and we had great views over the city and surrounding areas. The castle is also interesting and there is no entry fee. Definitely recommend going to the castle Santa Barbara even just to...More

Thank japannewby
Reviewed 4 days ago

You'll get a great general view of Alicante from the top of the mountain. Try to choose an hour when there is no rush in order to avoid queuing at the lift.

Thank JaakkoBrussels
Reviewed 4 days ago

Use the elevator (2.7EUR) along the main coastal road if you want to avoid the climb. A huge castle with great views over the city and its surroundings. Some interesting historical topics to be seen. Take care if you take your children, they are liable...More

Thank ILoveFood8210
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle is situated above Alicante and demands a challenging climb. It’s a lovely walk and totally worth the effort. Seemingly there’s a lift available for those unwilling or unable. Regardless, it’s worth the effort as the castle is beautiful and well maintained. Limited information...More

1  Thank Oliver_travelling
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was a little apprehensive re the walk up, but it’s not as bad as first appears! It’s a must when visiting Alicante

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Julie S
21 October 2017|
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Response from Philip S | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee. You can walk up a path or you can pay to take an elevator that is accessible from the street level across fom Postiguet beach.
20 October 2017|
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Response from Suwanna C | Reviewed this property |
The walk takes about 45 minutes (normal pace). The lift is only 2.7 euro but is free if one is 65 or over and can show ID.
Karen H
18 October 2017|
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Response from Sue J | Reviewed this property |
While there are steps to some areas even going to the top & looking around is worth it. Just ask at the bottom as the lift can take you all the way up then it makes it easier coming down.