Santa Barbara Castle

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  • 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 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

  • 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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Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante Reviews

  • Super beautiful castle at the top of mountain. You will amazed with views from very corner or spots at this castle. You can see all city of Alicante and see how beautiful the sea and the beach from this castle. Use your comfortable shoes or sandals because you will walk through the stones stairs and little bit hiking. Bring your sunglasses, use sunblock or maybe umbrella if you feel it's too heat

  • What a beautiful place. If you go Alicante you need to visit the castle. There are snacks bar inside too. We did not take the elevator as we had a rental car we parked directly in the free parking lot. Free entrance, free parking. I really enjoyed the views and the museum part where you can see the history of it.

  • Spent all afternoon wandering around the castle. Stunning views over the sea. The hill wasn't too bad to walk up in 28°C but there is a lift available for a fee. Actual entry to the castle is free which is amazing. Would have been better if more descriptions of artefacts were translated into English.

  • Очень красивая и неплохо сохранившаяся крепость, история её начинается в Х веке. Информации мало, но и вход бесплатный. Очень красивые виды. Есть 3 варианта подъёма на гору: 1)пешком по лестнице от моря или (что легче) по тропе с другой стороны 2)на лифте за 2,7€ (вход практически с пляжа), спуск бесплатный 3)на машине. Есть удобная и достаточно вместительная парковка. Я бы советовал не подниматься пешком, чтобы сэкономить силы для осмотра крепости - они пригодятся😂

  • Back into Mid evil times. Beautifully preserved Castle. Fantastic views of Alicante from the top. Knights and Merchants Art in iron cast. Great fun. That must have been hazardous times. Let your imagination thrive.

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