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Castillo de Santa Barbara

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Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
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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 steep climb free of charge by foot small cafe the main road postiguet beach interesting history surrounding area walk around
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing! Couldn’t believe it. It has so many paths you can walk through , so many beautiful views of the city and of the sea. Totally worth visiting it. I went on foot, it’s pitty not walk there, this way you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank iamadeenah
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lift is only €2.70 return so well worth it. It's a large area without all the Health & Safety cobblers we have to contend with in Britain so is excellent value for money and you can roam to your hearts content

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to the castle it sits at the top of a mountain and has the most spectacular views over Alicante. There is a lift available for €2.70 per person which we used to get up but then decided to walk down as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Leeellis83
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were watched by the stunning castle from our roof terrace and virtually from every point around Alicante. It is an imposing structure that stretches its arms around the beautiful town. We walked along the sea front to the lift that ascended to the castle....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Markmark1963
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend! The lift ride was worth the 2,70 Euros. Self-guided and plenty of areas to wander around. Great views!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Abby E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit. It has a steep walk to get there however plenty of stopping points. There is a restaurant there and several little refreshment points. The views from the top are amazing.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Charmaine J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Views are great. Exploring is interesting. All exhibits in English. Ample opportunities to snack/ get drinks. Biggest challenge is finding the entrance if you're on foot as it's not clearly sign posted& there are lots of little tracks heading upwards which cone to dead ends....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a tour in English - definitely learn a lot about the castle! Ula is a GREAT guide - much fun and very smart.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Luis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Something you have to visit if going to Alicante! Best is to live just besides so you can walk up to the top. Wonderful view!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s on the side of the old town where you have to walk up the hill and enjoy the history of Castillo Santa Barbara. The place hasn’t a fantastic view and different levels to visit . It’s free and has cafe bar but at the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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lfitz1306
April 21, 2019|
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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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Only about 10/15 minutes
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