Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante
Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante - Address, Phone Number
Address: 03002 Alicante, Spain
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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About Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante
Situated on top of the Benacantil Hill in Alicante, Santa Barbara Castle aka Castillo de Santa Barbara is the largest medieval fortress in Europe. Trivia- the Arabs who settled and ruled Spain for 5 centuries are the builders of this Castle. It was constructed some time during the 9th Century. It was first opened to the public in the year 1963. From the top, one gets magnificent views of the city of Alicante. Guided tours of the castle are conducted for a small fee. On the tours, you will find out fascinating facts about the castle. The approaches to the castle are mainly 3- one can either hike up, or there are two elevators that take you to the top or one can drive up to the top. You can also find a small museum within the castle premises showcasing the history of the Castillo de Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Castle Ticket Prices
- Adults (16-64)- €3, Children (6-16)- €1.50
- Entry is free for children under six years.
- Seniors (65+)- €1.50
- A deposit of €20 or ID or Passport and €2 for the tour.
- Museum- €4
- Minimal charges may apply for the use of elevators.
Santa Barbara Castle Opening and Closing Hours
- Guided tours are usually conducted at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.
- Elevator Timings: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
How To reach Santa Barbara Castle by Public Transport
- Elevator in front of the Postiguet beach.
- Bus stop near Santa Barbara Castle
Restaurants Near Santa Barbara Castle
- A Cafe atop the mountain, in the castle premises.
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The view from the top of the towers is absolutely beautiful and the castle itself is very well kept. There is an option to climb up or use a lift for a small price. In my opinion, the walk is much better! It's only about 20 minutes and you can go on the main road or a small trail up to the castle. Entrance is free, and there is small place to grab something to drink and information about the castle is available as well.
Excellent place to visit. Restaurants, Cafes, Museum. Good views over city and Alicante. Small car park near the top. 15 minute walk to entrance if you park on public roads nearby. There is a lift service from front entrance near the sea front. In all a good place to visit.
Beautiful place. Great view of city, ocean. I recommend going there during Sunset!! The view during that time is really amazing.(you will thank me later for that) :) A must visit place while you are in Alicante.
Top place for great views. The inside areas are quite small but still well worth the visit. Easier to get your bearings around Alicante once you’ve seen it from above.
Lots of history if you like history and take the time. If you are there for the view it is spectacular of the city of Alicante, the port with an occasional cruise ship add to the many sailboats and yachts and distant beaches and coastline cities.