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Castle of Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara Castle and Volvo Ocean Race Museum Tour in Alicante
Ranked #1 of 132 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

fantastic views steeped in history we took open top bus which was great 10 euros and you can get on and off as many times as you like nice coffee shop

Visited November 2012
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Sweeping views of the city.”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

There were exhibitions ongoing in the castle, there was signage in Spanish/English and other languages. There is a convenient lift up to the castle ( catering for wheel chairs and the elderly) The castle offers sweeping views of the sea and its interesting to wander around. Take shelter from the heat in the cool ancent interiors. Well worth a visit, best combined with a tour of the old town.

Visited July 2012
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Hampshire
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“Great views”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Castle views were fantastic, the Pirates exhibition wasn't worth the separate entrance fee. From the Castle you can see all over Alicante and beyond.

Visited October 2012
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Almost impossible to find on foot”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We wanted to walk to the castle but ended up spending a couple of hours winding around and around the mountain until finally finding the entrance - it seems they don't want people to walk up but take the well sign-posted elevator instead (which is only a couple of euros, so why not?). We visited the 'Pirates' exhibition inside which wasn't very informative or interesting, and there's not much to see at the castle except for lovely views. Worth doing if you have time to spare, there's not much else to do in Alicante itself.

Visited October 2012
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Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Views”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

So we were lazy and took the lift. But the views from the top were splendid across the city and beyond.

Don't miss this.

Visited November 2012
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