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Castle of Santa Barbara

Avenida Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 965 26 31 31
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Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenida Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 965 26 31 31
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Google maps takes you right to the top car park (which is free) at the rear of the castle , there is a lift at the front which is accessed via the beachfront road (believed you have to pay for it the lift, though not...More

Thank Hard2pleaze
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not sure why you would pay a lot of money for the guided tour, really. You can take the elevator by walking from the beach into a long tunnel inside the mountain. The tickets can be purchased at the entrance (less than 3€) and the...More

Thank Szabolcs S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited Alicante and decided to go to the castle the tram stop last but one you get off at there is a steep climb and lots of steps however around the front opposite the beach is a lift it has amazing views of...More

2  Thank Tess36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle after a great ling and hot walk, but all worth it! Beautifull building and great views!!

Thank Sanneke A
Reviewed 1 week ago

long climb but well worth the effort ,recommend as a must do,historic great views ,very hot in full summer

Thank Reg R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent castle to explore it's quite big so there are many interesting items to view. The views are amazing from all sides of the castle.on a hot day make sure to use the elevator to access the castle as it's quite a climb.the elevator can...More

Thank Lylehill39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend said this holiday was goin to be spent by the pool or beach with a cold alcoholic beverage in hand and we werent going to do anything that involved walking about. But as we were staying at melia alicante and we...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are near the main beach, you can use the lift to go on top of the rocky hill where you find the Castle. It tells a lot about the history of Alicante and it is a joy to be there and take some...More

Thank aldoh429
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very very big castle. Plenty of things to see and explore. Lots of walking involved. The most spectacular views. Best way to the top would be by lift which is a short distance from the centre. Well worth the visit.

Thank Qoseen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent castle with stunning views of Alicante from the top. Not a bad walk up but you can get a lift the the beach front. Nice morning adventure.

Thank gavgee
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9 October 2016|
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Response from Gwespyr | Reviewed this property |
As previous answers have indicated, it is possible to get a car into the castle and there are a limited number of parking bays for vehicles conveying people with a disability and there is a lift available which will tahe you... More
29 August 2016|
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Response from Larchyboy | Reviewed this property |
Likewise I didn't see any dogs
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16 August 2016|
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Response from imcostruiksma | Reviewed this property |
It's called kiosk. Right in THE middle of THE castle. Go up with THE elevator and walk to THE main center of THE castle. THE kiosk is in THE corner.
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