Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante

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Climb 166 meters (544 ft) above sea level to Santa Bárbara Castle 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. To visit Santa Bárbara Castle and get the most from your holiday in Alicante, create itinerary details personal to you using our Alicante trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • One of must goes when visiting Alicante. Great view. Not much of an exposition up there, but the view....oh my!;-) take the elevator (just in front of Postiguet beach) or go up on foot. It's really worth it!
  • The elevator within the rock is amazing and inexpensive. The views at the top are stunning with multiple levels and rooms with information about the city. Beautiful cafe with a balcony is a bonus, also reasonably priced.
  • Got the lift up from the tunnel by the beach up into the middle of the castle. Great views and some interesting exhibits with descriptions in Spanish and English. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Best €2.70 I've every spent. It is incredibly lovely. The views are spectacular. The history of the castle is interesting. An insight to Alicante.
  • Went up for a look and really enjoyed it. Felt like being in an episode of game of thrones. I do recommend if you visit alicante.

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