Santa Barbara Castle

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  • Address: 03002 Alicante, Spain
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +34-965927715
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids

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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Santa Barbara Castle

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 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

  • Elevator in front of the Postiguet beach.
  • Bus stop near Santa Barbara Castle

  • A Cafe atop the mountain, in the castle premises.

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  • Santa Barbara Castle Address: 03002 Alicante, Spain
  • Santa Barbara Castle Contact Number: +34-965927715
  • Santa Barbara Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • 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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  • 81.36% of people who visit Alicante include Santa Barbara Castle in their plan

  • 91.1% of people start their Santa Barbara Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

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

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

52.57% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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