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“Great for the view”

Castle of Santa Barbara
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2-hour Private Santa Barbara Castle tour in...
Ranked #5 of 154 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.
Reviewed April 17, 2014

It is certainly worth your while taking the trip up the elevator to the Castle. There's not a lot there, beside a café and a few stalls, but the views across the town and the surrounding area are well worth it when the sun is shining.

Thank Ian816
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"walk up"
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"opposite the beach"
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"fantastic views"
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"walked down"
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"long tunnel"
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"santa barbara"
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"well worth a visit"
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"interesting history"
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"steep climb"
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"free of charge"
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"on foot"
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"the main road"
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"surrounding area"
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

I took the lift up and stayed for the morning with great clear views across Alicante. Strongly advise against paying for the recorded audio guide however as they want your passport to hire one; an early return and it is very hard to make work as it keeps re-setting instead of pausing, so you have to keep putting in the code for English which I finally lost patience with. Why no English Guide book? They would make loads of money if they had one I would have thought. I felt I had not really got to grips with much of the History but it it is atmospheric. The exhibits are only written about in English so again I did not gain any info as my spanish was not good enough so at one level it was quite frustrating although very enjoyable as a visit.

Thank Hilary B
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

I go there often and always seem to find something different. Unbelievable views across Alicante and really interesting stuff on display within the castle - particularly the Torture Chamber. I was amazed that you do not need to walk all the way up as there is a street access and a lift to take you up to the top and back for 2.50 euros. Refreshments are not overpriced and it is a great place to visit and relax.

Thank Peter51
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of the most beautiful views of Alicante, if you walk up I recommend to begging from "El Barrio". The views all around the castle are going to make you stay there forever, and if you wait until sunset, believe me is gonna be a moment to remember!

Thank Jacky R
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The approach walk through the tunnel and the lift were the most interesting part of the visit! The view from the top is great, but there is not a lot else to see, it is not a furnished castle, only remaining walls and a few cannon. It is worth the effort, but not a major attraction in my book.

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