Alicante is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca with beaches, monuments and fantastic museums all form part of this city’s great appeal bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and renowned for being a dynamic city, with a warm climate.

 

What to see?

 

 

The Santa Barbara Castle is located on the top of Benacantil Mountain, 166 metres above sea level; it gives to the city a great strategic value. From there, you can see almost the entire bay of Alicante.

 

On its slopes have been found archaeological remains of the Bronze Age, Iberian and Roman, but the origin of the fortress is in the late ninth century with the Muslim rule.

 

The Castle of Santa Barbara has many entrances that you can use on foot, by car or by bus by the lift which is opposite the Postiguet Beach.   

 

Opening Hours

 

  • Winter (1 October to 31 March): 10:00 to 20: 00h. Every day.

 

  • April, May, June and September from 10:00 to 22: 00h. Every day.

 

  • July and August from 10:00 to 24:00 hours

 

Location

 

Avenida de Juan Bautista Lafora 6, 03002 Alicante, Spain