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Castillo de Santa Barbara

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Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.
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03002 Alicante, Spain
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All reviews walk up opposite the beach fantastic views walked down long tunnel beautiful castle santa barbara well worth a visit steep climb free of charge by foot small cafe interesting history the main road surrounding area postiguet beach walk around
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Reviewed today via mobile

The castle dominates the Alicante skyline. It's easy to get to from the lift opposite La Postiguet Beach. The cost is €2.70 that's for the lift and entrance to the castle, excellent value. Be aware, that the tunnel is quite a long walk to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Very nice historic place to visit if you love history. Good view over Alicante. Very well preserved.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melissa_W379
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This magnificent castle is at a height of 166 meters. The castle was built in the 800 century and is one of the largest in Europe. It`s easy to get in the castle with lift opposite El Postiguet beach. Tickets cost 2.70€ per person including...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From tourist point of view, it’s a great place even with family. However, if you’re bringing baby stroller you’d think twice as the tracks are rocky

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank naveeda2019
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommend visiting this place in evening, at sunset. Castle itself is nice to walk around, very interesting photography exhibition. But once you get to the very top, just wait for sunset, and stay a bit after it, because that's when the sky is the most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can walk up the steep hill to the castle but we took the lift and then walked down cost of life 2.7 euros each. Great views from the top and plenty of room to move around. There are cafes in the grounds.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great castle. Very old 8th century to 18th century..one brick looks like all the others so it may be boring to some. Thy have snack bars along the way as well as a small restaurant on site..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nevrob402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views of Alicante, highly recommend to visit here for those who want amazing photos and a great experience. Watching the sunset from that view was definitely the highlight of our trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 644safaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is full of history going back too the war its a mazing place to see you can get amazing view at the top of the castle and its for all ages but it everything you need to know going back in the war...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just one little reminder if you are a pensioner remember to take some form of identity with you as pensioners go in free( the lift that is-) entrance to the castle is itself free of charge but it costs 2.70 euros to access the lift

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glynn J
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9 October 2018|
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Response from Nat T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Harriet like all the answers we didnt go on any tours. We walked all around the old town, went to Castle Santa Barbara(the view is great but not much to see in the Castle) and went to the St Juan beach. Not much to do in... More
9 October 2018|
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Response from 554amalia | Reviewed this property |
No, it isn't but you can take a bus that passes along the waterfront and you get at the foot of the castle hill in about 5 minutes. And that's where there are all you need to see in Alicante
9 October 2018|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
You will be approx 1 mile distance from cruise ship to the elevator that takes you up to the castle Santa Barbara. The elevator is located approx 100yds past the Mellia Hotel along the promenade, keep a close watch to your... More