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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 today via mobile

Wonderful castle! Stunning views, kids loved it, James Bond style entry!!! Great fun for all, wasn't overly expensive

Thank milesyb0y76
Reviewed yesterday

If you into good views and photo opportunities alone , and wanting a bit of good exercise , take a walk up from the city side , up from the market . You will be the better of it taking on them multiple steps and...More

Thank PABO
Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle is at the top of a rock and involves a lot of walking uphill, but the views to the sea are worth it. It's also good looking down on the rest of the castle from the top. There is also a cafe, a...More

Thank ClaireSmith
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family came to visit from Australia so we decided to take them to Alicante and to make a visit to the Santa Barbara Castle. We were so fortunate to have a wonderful day there. As we were told it was very steep on the...More

Thank Alyson M
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to get a birds eye view of Alicante city then this place cant be bettered. There are various ways to access the castle-a passenger lift from infront of Playa Postiguet, various footpaths up from the Barrio or Mercado or by car via...More

Thank billgerrycampello
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great views of Alicante city and the beach from the castle. The castle itself is quite extensive and hilly, so wear good shoes.The elevator to castle can be found facing the main Alicante beach and is €2.70. Entry is free. Enjoy the views, then consider...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Superb views around Alicante from this stunning fortress. Easy access via lift however very hot at top and still a small climb to get to viewpoints. Great little cafe down stairs to the left which is more peaceful than the kiosk near the lift.

Thank Rhuari
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Castle of Santa Barbara as a family. It was hot so we used the lift to take us up. There were lots of little hidden coves and great places to take photos. At the top, there is also a small outdoor cafe to...More

Thank Roepollack
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must see if you like history combined with awesome views. The Absolute best way to gain access is through the Entrance on the Shoreline side of the hill which is via a Tunnel deep into the mountain and then a lift. Costs...More

Thank smudge006
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting spot and a must go when in Alicante. Beautiful view, but miss out on the information that is not in English everywhere. Also the projector didn't work during our visit so we couldn't see the documentary. Also! They have a game of thrones exhibition...More

Thank Mackelicious
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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 Hard2pleaze | Reviewed this property |
Look at the castle's website ! It talks about the cafeteria which is not too bad and is at the top towards the back. No name unfortunately