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Castle of Santa Barbara

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Address: 6 Av de Juan Bautista Lafora, 03002 Alicante, Spain
Phone Number: 96 526 31 31
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress...
Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
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Amazing place with the stunning view over the coast and the city

I strongly recommend visiting the castle as one really has something to explore there. With every step up to the castles top you discover the more and more stunning view over the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I strongly recommend visiting the castle as one really has something to explore there. With every step up to the castles top you discover the more and more stunning view over the coast and the city. I also strongly recommend to climb up to he castle by foot feeling the real atmosphere of the real Alicante life with all its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit mainly for the extensive views but make sure it's a clear day otherwise you will miss the main point in going. Note there is a lift up from the main road and not obvious entrance.

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Kilrea, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

really worth seeing. great view of Alicante from the top of the castle. wee snack shop at the castle, you can get a drink or a lolly.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I went by lift from across the postiguet beach and walked down, and i definitely recommend it. Wear comfy shoes. first thing in the morning only a few people around, so you can enjoy the castle better.Great views and lots of opportunities for photos. it has a coffee and a restaurant.

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Only costs a couple of Euros to visit. Don't be put off by the cheap price, there's quite a lot to do & see and it's well, well worth the bargain entry fee. Climb to the very top of the Castle for some amazing views over the Coast.

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Dingle, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

brilliant views from to top overlooking alicante. the only reason i did not give the castle the full 5 stars was because there where masts on top which took away from the castle a little. but other than that well worth a visit.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The bus takes you up to the top of the hill where the Castle is and its in very good condition and well looked after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you are coming to Alicante, to go to el Castillo and surroundings it's a must at the evening. Amazing views good atmosphere and then... El Barrio to take a beer.

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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing much to see inside the castle, but the view from above is very nice. Try going either very early in the morning or late in the evening at sunset. You will enjoy the best light, then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is a must for visitor's to Alicante. If you are able to walk up hill and steps then you must go by foot it is well worth the effort but those not so able you can go by car or a lift , there is a cafe bar and a couple of cabins to take snacks refreshments ,lunch what... More 

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Additional Information about Castle of Santa Barbara

Address: Address: 6 Av de Juan Bautista Lafora, 03002 Alicante, Spain
Phone Number: 96 526 31 31
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Alicante
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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