Mount Benacantil721 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Mount Benacantil, Alicante, Spain
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Hill
Mount Benacantil is a hill dominating the Alicante skyline and offers itself as the iconic image of this region. On it are a lot of pine and eucalyptus trees due to which locals call the hill the green lung of the city! It is said that this lush hill area supplies the oxygen needed by the denizens of Alicante! The hill is known for the rock formations on its south-western slope. These formations are known as la cara del moro, meaning the moor’s face. As you climb up, you will also get to see the stunning medieval Santa Barbara Castle, situated on the top of the mount. The top strategically overlooks the Mediterranean Sea making it one of the most coveted destinations for capturing photographs. For hikers, the Mount Benacantil is a must visit.
How to Reach Mount Benacantil
- Bus stop at the base of the hill- Santa Barbara Castle bus stop
- A Cafe atop the mountain, in the castle premises.
- Carrying snacks with you is recommended.
Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Alicante before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Alicante and book an accommodation of your choice.
53.25% of people who visit Alicante include Mount Benacantil in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
66.5% of people start their Mount Benacantil visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mount Benacantil
94.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Benacantil