The Santa Barbara Castle is the ideal place to enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean with your family, your friends or your partner, whilst taking part in a variety of the most captivating activities.



What’s more, you can visit three exhibitions in Alicante’s glorious fortress: Playmobil Figures and Elements of Torture and Death. 

Guided tours

entradacastilloFrom 5 July to 31 August.

An annual permanent guided tour calendar has been set up, so that any visitor to the Castle can take a guided tour and enjoy the fortress, as long as there is a minimum of 4 people for the tour.

  • The language of the permanent tours will be the majority language of the group taking the tour at that time (Spanish, Valencian or English).
  • If you would like to visit the Santa Bárbara Castle at your own pace and are aged over 16 years old, you can hire an audio-guide for €2.00 within office opening times.

For more info: 965 927 715 

Wednesday to Sunday

  • 8:15 p.m.
  •  10.00 pm

Prices: Adults 5 euros and children 4-12 years 3 euros

Guided tours for group or in a specific language Phone 965 927 715

Audio-guide service

  • Adults from 16 years of age: 2 euros
  • 20 Euro deposit or identity card or passport


Dramatised visits


From 5 July to 31 August.

Discover the history of the Santa Bárbara Castle in a unique way with dramatised visits. From the 4th July you can be entertained by new period characters who bring to life and dramatise different moments and historical events of the evolution of the fortress. It is the perfect way to discover the nooks and crannies of the Castle and the characters who have lived there throughout history.

 online bookings 


  • 7.00 euros (theatrical tour + Star Wars exhibition) for over 12 years.
  • 5.00 euros (theatrical tour + Star Wars exhibition) for children aged 4 to 12 years.



Exhibition ‘Toda la Galaxia en el Castillo’. Star Wars Exhibition

Star Wars


From September to June:

Monday to Sunday from 10.00h to 14.30h and from 16.00 to 20.00

July and August:

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 14.30h and from 18.00h to 10:00 p.m.


  • Children 3 euros
  • Adults 4 euros

For more information: 965 927 715


Getting There

Visitors can access the castle via a lift built within the rockface opposite El Postiguet beach. You can also reach the castle on foot or by car along the road on the north face of Mount Benacantil, which starts in Calle Vázquez de Mella street.

On the sea-Facing slope of Mount Benacantil is the  Ereta park, an attractive open-air space with a restaurant, cafeteria and exhibition hall.

The park offers superb views of the city and its Old Quarter, which can be reached easily via the various entrances to the park.

Curiously, when viewed from El Postiguet beach, Mount Benacantil looks like a human face in profile which is known as “La Cara del Moro” or “The Moor’s Face” and is one of the city’s most emblematic images.


  • Monte Benacantil Castillo Santa Bárbara, S/N, 03013 Alicante
  • Coordenates: 38.348952,-0.477583

Opening hours

Castle :

  • From Monday to Sunday
  • 10.00 am a 00.00 pm
  • From Monday to Sunday:  10.00 am -11.30 pm
  • Price : 2.70 euros (Jubilados gratuito)
  • From 7.30 to 11.30pm: Free entrance
  • ( located in  c/ Juan Bautista La Fora)


  • From Monday to Sunday:   10.00 am-11.30 pm
  • From Monday to Sunday: 10.00-am -7.30 pm
  • Price: 2.50 euros
  • (located in  c/ Juan Bautista La Fora)


  • From Modany to  Sunday  10.00 am -8.00 pm
  • From Monday to Sunday: 10.00 am- 7.30 pm
  • Price: 2.70 euros
  • (located in c/ Juan Bautista La Fora)


  • From monday to Sunday: 10.00 am-22.00 pm
  • From Monday to Sunday: 10.00am – 7.30 pm
  • Price: 2.70 euros
  • ( located in c/ Juan Bautista La Fora)
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