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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walk up” (136 reviews)
“fantastic views” (140 reviews)
“walked down” (36 reviews)
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Avenida Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 965 26 31 31
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn't spect such a beautiful place. The views of the city and the port from the castle are incredible!!!

Thank Francisco C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lifts are available to take you up to the top but you have to pay. Great views of Alicante from the castle. Small bar near the top and lifts are available to take you down free of charge

Thank Dominic E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommended must see, do not leave out of your trip sight. It is a good comfortable walk up the hill, but the view and the castle inside well worth it. There is a lot to see of the inside and the sight of the...More

Thank Holdfeny
Reviewed 6 days ago

With mixed feelings I booked this hotel and very happy I was too that I did. When we arrived late evening, we were checked in swiftly and was very pleased with our room. After quickly unpacking, we strolled along the promenade (2 minutes away) and...More

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The castle is well worth a visit as it has been tastefully restored in recent years . You can either walk drive or take the elevator. Walking back through the old town is best. Fabulous views of all of Alicante! There are some nice snack...More

Thank JohnMcHugh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the elevator to the second floor/the top. Nice view of Alicante but that is it, in my opinion. There is a small terrace provided.

Thank LouiseDenBosch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views from the top are amazing - I got the lift up with my mum as the walk looked somewhat tiresome especially on a day with highs of 30 degrees Celsius.

Thank Lilian E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would recommend this to everyone. However, be aware of the sun and grab some water with you. Also, great fitness activity. :)

Thank Vladlvl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of the places in Alicante you must visit. I didn't enjoy the castle itself - nothing special and it's missing some tourist information all around. However the panoramic view from top of the castle is spectacular!

Thank siebek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited Alicante last weekend and of course you visit #1 attraction there, the castle of Santa Barbara. Can´t miss it, in the city and high on a mountain, you can either climb it by stairs, drive car there (free parking) or go up with...More

Thank JordiBo
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Is the castle wheelchair friendly?
10 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
Hi, are dogs allowed up to the castle, either in the lift or if not when we walk up?
29 August 2016|
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Response from Larchyboy | Reviewed this property |
Likewise I didn't see any dogs
Colette G
Want the name of a coffee shop up there to meet friends.. Anyone out there help ??
16 August 2016|
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Response from imcostruiksma | Reviewed this property |
It's called kiosk. Right in THE middle of THE castle. Go up with THE elevator and walk to THE main center of THE castle. THE kiosk is in THE corner.
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