Castle of Santa Barbara, Alicante

Climb 166 meters (544 ft) above sea level to Castle of Santa Barbara for panoramic views of Alicante bay. Originally constructed in the late 9th century, the castle features a series of fortress walls atop Mount Benacantil and is home to the city’s historical museum. Explore archeological remains of the Bronze Age found in the city or take a guided castle tour to see areas normally closed to the public, such as the cisterns and dungeon. Ride the elevator from the bottom of the mountain to the castle, then enjoy a leisurely walk back to the city center after your visit. Put Castle of Santa Barbara on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Alicante trip planner .
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  • We reached the Castle via the elevator which is close to Postiguet beach. ticket costs 2.70 reach the top of the castle we enjoyed a panoramic view!
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  • Not much to see, except the view of Alicante. Parking at the foot of the Castle. Possibility to mount by lift to €2.70 per person
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  • Nice ballad. There will be good shoes because it goes up and it's slippery. The Summit we have a very nice view of Alicante and nearby areas. There are a few rooms with exhibits of pottery from various periods. The rooms are air-conditioned, is significant. In one, there is a re-enactment of scenes of Game of thrones in Playmobil, there is even a game of thrones on which one can photograph themselves on it, but we must be patient because there are world
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  • 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.
  • Take the elevator to the top (only a few euro) and walk around the castle. Have a drink to relax and enjoy the 360 view. A walk downhill back to the city is very easy and nice connection to the fresh market.
  • Long walk up a massive hill. We took a bad path up but there is a lift near the beach side which makes things a lot easier. Wish we had researched that when making the journey. Gorgeous views, a couple of little shops for refreshments and a nice restaurant. There's a small Game of Thrones exhibition near the entrance of the Castle.
  • Wow so beautiful and plenty to see when you get to the top. They even had a game of thrones display. Highly recommend it
  • It is set on a high hill which means there Is a good 20 minutes of hiking to get there or you can go by lift for a small fare. But if u come down by lift it is totally free. There are some wonderful views.

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