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Castle of Santa Barbara

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Address: Avenida Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain
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+34 965 26 31 31
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress...

Perched on a hillside, this historic 16th-century castle and fortress overlooks the town of Alicante.

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Soooooo interesting !!

What a great place to visit and well worth the effort in the long walk up. The views over Alicante are fantastic but it's the castle its self that's the winner. Covers a very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place to visit and well worth the effort in the long walk up. The views over Alicante are fantastic but it's the castle its self that's the winner. Covers a very large area so plenty of interesting things to see and a good few information boards to enhance your visit. There's also a couple of cafes which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once a year I try to visit this castle. When you're early on a week day you can park your car very close, if not : prepare yourself for a uphill walk. When you're on top of the hill you have a wonderful view over Alicante and his surroundings.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Castle of Santa Barbara in March 2017. Weather was not in our side, it was a bit windy and cloudy day - but it did not matter because the views were still great. I can recommed the cafeteria at the "1st floor".

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Thank Nina_Salokangas
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is the tourist attraction of Alicante. For 2,70€ you can take the elevator up to the castle. Once there you have an amazing view of the city and its surrounding area. On hot days it can be challenging to walk around there. I wouldn't advise somebody with bad health doing that. On cooler days it's a good option.... More 

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Crewe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Got the lift up to the castle..walked back down. Absolutely worth the effort, the views are amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove our car right up to the entrance in the evening and found parking right there, so I recommend going later if possible to avoid the crowds. Rode the elevator up to the main level of the castle. This castle is large with 2 distinct sections to visit. We pretty much had the place to ourselves, which we liked,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a wander of an evening, was fun, took the lift as couldn't face the steep walk. Views were excellent and the cafes were good value, overall a good few hours entertainment for all the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great panorama of the city. if you come in the evening, you can catch fantastic sunset. But be ready that there could be a bit windy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were delighted to use the lift and not to have to pay!views from the summit are superb..there is a good museum too.the walk down was fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you travel to Alicante, you can't miss this place: Nice and unique overview of the city, a lot of history and a well preserved place. Nice walk and well communicated with the city

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