Santa Barbara Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 02:00 pm]
  • Address: 03002 Alicante, Spain
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +34-965927715
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Santa Barbara Castle - Review

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

Guided Tours:

  • Adults (16-64)- €3, Children (6-16)- €1.50
  • Entry is free for children under six years.
  • Seniors (65+)- €1.50

Audioguided Tours:

  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Santa Barbara Castle

  • Santa Barbara Castle Address: 03002 Alicante, Spain
  • Santa Barbara Castle Contact Number: +34-965927715
  • Santa Barbara Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Santa Barbara Castle Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Santa Barbara Castle(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Santa Barbara Castle: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Santa Barbara Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Alicante include Santa Barbara Castle in their plan

  • 94.52% of people start their Santa Barbara Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Santa Barbara Castle

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

75.46% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Santa Barbara Castle

People normally club together Mount Benacantil and Alicante Museum Of Contemporary Art while planning their visit to Santa Barbara Castle.

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Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante Reviews

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  • Amazing views, places to buy drinks and ice cream etc and there's toilets. Castle it's self is in pretty good condition with info about castle here and there in little underground rooms. Difficult to wander around 34 Celsius as there's not much shade. I recommend driving to the top instead of paying you the lift that you can use ūüėČ brill day out.

  • Gorgeous castle, lots of places to grab a snack. Amazing views. We went late afternoon so it wasn't too hot. Wear comfy shoes and take your best camera. FYI Not suitable for a pushchair if you fancy going up to the very top.

  • I walked to the top rather than drive. The walkway is pretty rough and rocky underfoot but I found it well worth the climb. I got to see views most people won't. The castle itself has the most spectacular vista's across the bay and surrounding area and, even from sea-level, dominates the sky line despite the modern high rises. Definitely worth a visit even if you drive to the top.

  • On a clear day, you can see all around Alicante. The sea, the mountains and all and the coast. Lovely visit. Time it right if you want to take the lift back down as it shuts at 19h40 in the summer. It's a long winding way down! The castle is free but the lift is about ¬£2.70. It is possible to walk up.

  • Nice climb up from the city, not difficult at all. Excellent view of everything surrounding you. Recommend going closer to closing time as most of the crowds will be gone by then. Bring some beverages and watch the sun go down from the top! Definitely a highlight from my time in Alicante

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