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“Must visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castle of Santa Barbara

Castle of Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara Castle and Volvo Ocean Race Museum Tour in Alicante
Ranked #1 of 129 things to do in Alicante
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Must visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

I was for vacation in alicante this summer and Santa Barbara was one of the best attractions that this city has. Most important is that this summer they were hosting a Star Wars exhibition which was spectacular. They access is easy by car and they have parking but small which in busy days gets full immediately

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“A must when you are in Alicante”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

You can drive, walk or have the lift to the caslte above Alicante. The view from the top is, of cource, marvelous, but you can easily spend several hours walking in the big area, see the museum and have a rest at the restaurant.

Visited May 2014
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Cooperstown, New York
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“Stunning views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

The castle is well worth a visit just for the views of the town of Alicante, the port and the coastline.

There is quite a lot of the castle to look round although we took the 'self-explore' option rather than a guided tour.

The lift from the seafront to both the 'ground floor' and upper level of the castle was very efficient and only cost 2.5 Euros (over 65's free). No entry fee for the castle itself.

There are a couple of places to buy baguettes, pizza and pasta as well as some market stalls an a gift shop.

We'll worth seeing.

Visited August 2014
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“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Amazing place - history, modern conveniences and a stunning range of views across the city. Happened to be the Navarro star wars exhibition on and with 2 little boys that was the icing on the cake! Excellent display and super cool video showing Vader taking over the castle!

Visited August 2014
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“Neat to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Fabulous view and neat to see, unfortunately we couldn't read much as it was all in Spanish but we stopped for snacks and a nice little cafe up there and looked through the little markets up there.

Visited August 2014
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