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Castle of Santa Barbara

6 Av de Juan Bautista Lafora, 03002 Alicante, Spain (Casco Antiguo-Santa Cruz)
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Alicante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

No matter if you look at the sea or at the city of Alicante you have always a unique view! There are also some historical things to see but we mainly made pictures in every corner of the castle. You can walk or take the elevator. The hop-on, hop-off bus also makes a stop up there but you don't see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

An experience going up in the lift that seemed very fast. You pay a couple of euros for the lift but entrance to the castle is free. You can walk up but I didnt feel up to it in the lovely sunshine. The views of alicante were very interesting and it helped us identify places we would not have located... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nice place to visit. Great views of harbour and city from the castle. enjoyed the archaeological artefacts and history of the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful place with great view ands lovely history and scenery to see. Defiantly worth a visit. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The view from Castle is spectacular. You can see all of Alicante from here. A cafe/bar , a magazine with souvenirs. MUST SEE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lift to get up (and down 3 Euros) then quite a walk and trek up and down and around; but Stalls, a café/bar, and telescopes (1Euro) for the amazing views all around + metal statues of Saracen and Christian occupants, little museums... A MUST!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You could see all of Alicante from here. Best of all it was free to over 65's. The only drawback was that all the literature was in Spanish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place gives you an good insight in the regions complex history- It also gives you a great view of the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

GreAt place...planing to take my children next trip. Staff there are just fantastic. Kinda scary but it's just great views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

To have something like this that is has no entrance charge is unusual these days. If you get the lift from the sea front then there is a small fee. Good to get the lift up but then walk down through the park. Views from the top were incredible and the castle itself was very well preserved and there was... More 

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