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Castillo de Santa Barbara

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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03002 Alicante, Spain
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All reviews walk up opposite the beach fantastic views long tunnel great castle santa barbara well worth a visit walked down free of charge steep climb by foot small cafe the main road postiguet beach interesting history surrounding area walk around
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our first time there and the views from the top are breath taking. There is also artifacts in parts of the castle and even an opportunity to have some light food snacks and beverages. The best way to get up would be to do the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stallone1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning views of Alicante. Sunset is the best time, then seeing the castle all lit up with colored lights in the evening is truly beautiful!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stan J
Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle is a free attraction and the views are outstanding. There is a lift for easy access at a minimal cost (the ticket machine was broken when we visited so we entered for free!) Information is provided in several languages and the preservation/restoration of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're the one who loves taking the most stunning photos this is the place for you. The views from the top are the best!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely walk up to the castle, there are some lovely Park areas to rest a while. You can take a lift to the top but the walk is manageable, it is steep but it is pathed. There's a small kiosk in the castle courtyard and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank amC9954VX
Reviewed 4 days ago

was in Alicante last week and the Castillo de santa barbara over looks Alicante so you cant really miss it. you can either walk up or catch the lift ...to be honest we found the lift by accident and just ...well it was a spur...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank david l
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I expected the castle much smaller than it really is. There are many small roads to walk on. For 3 year olds perfect to walk but sometimes dangerous as the walls are very small. Although there were many people there we didn't had the feeling...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank n-orway21
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great way to easily spend a few hours with great views and different places to explore. Due to the height and uneven surfaces perhaps not ideal for the less mobile. It is free to get in and there are several places to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tracy016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leave early to avoid the heat of the day and have a pleasant walk up to the top. The views are rewarding up/down the coast and across the whole of Alicante. There is a lift you can get from the bottom to the top. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank inthesunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amaizing place of the top of Alicante. You can go up by walk or with elivaitor (this cost is 1,5€/person).

Date of experience: September 2019
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Philippa O
July 12, 2019|
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Response from Drumbowie | Reviewed this property |
Some info around the history of Alicante and the castle stretching back hundred of years. Most people just go for the views though. Check out the official website for more detail. Search for Castillo de Santa Barbara in... More
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lfitz1306
April 21, 2019|
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Response from aliciawinters | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, just saw your question now. There is an elevator, but I’m not sure you can go in with a wheelchair when it’s very crowded.
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tjgfitness
March 25, 2019|
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Response from smetie | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the way up, is almost at the other end of the hill. By foot, if you look at the entrance to the elevators to your right. So away from the old town. It's quite a long way! You can check it out on Google maps. Hope... More
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