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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 yesterday via mobile

We parked on a side street near the marina and had a steady walk taking in the views as we got higher. Takes about 20- 30 mins steady walking. The castle is free to enter and the armour displays and photos of the past are...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this historic fortress in the afternoon after a walk around the waterfront. You can walk to the top, but it's a bit of a hike, or you can take the lift for €2.70 return. The lift entrance is about half way along the...More

Thank DaFi11
Reviewed 2 days ago

With a lift that takes you from sea front to the top of the castle this is great for those who cannot make the long trek. The rambling nature of the castle, with beautiful views at almost every corner, gives a real feeling of an...More

Thank DavidJHopcroft
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Castle of Santa Barbara entrance can be found on the main sea front road just before the marina. You get a lift from the ground floor to level 2 and from there one can walk up to the top of the castle. There a...More

Thank 141ann83
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place. The views are spectacular and the lift up from street level is a great way to get to the top in quick time. The history of the castle is explained well and the facilities are great. The walk down into the...More

Thank w_john_c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner love a good explore and this place was the perfect place for it! The castle is free but you have to pay for the lift up to it which was only 5.70 Euro for the both of us! Such great views...More

Thank Abbie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nicely restored castle overlooking Alicante and the surrounding area. You can walk up from the town and cruise port if you have some energy or take the elevator for EUR 2.70. Going down in the elevator is free. The castle itself has...More

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lift costs 2 euros 70 up to the top, but it's free to come down. Walk up if you have a bit of stamina, explore and then have a coffee on the lovely terrace of the café overlooking Alicante.

Thank FrankWirral
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great sight in the centre of Alicante overlooking the city and the port with some superb and very impressive views. The castle itself is a great sight seen from many locations around the area as it towers over the coast on top...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently went to Alicante and decided to go to the castle up high on the hill. I had read somewhere there was a lift so we set off one morning to find the lift and kept walking up and up till after an hour...More

Thank J L
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Julie S
21 October 2017|
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Response from Philip S | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee. You can walk up a path or you can pay to take an elevator that is accessible from the street level across fom Postiguet beach.
21 October 2017|
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Response from Suwanna C | Reviewed this property |
The walk takes about 45 minutes (normal pace). The lift is only 2.7 euro but is free if one is 65 or over and can show ID.
Karen H
18 October 2017|
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Response from Sue J | Reviewed this property |
While there are steps to some areas even going to the top & looking around is worth it. Just ask at the bottom as the lift can take you all the way up then it makes it easier coming down.