Castle of Santa Bárbara

The Castle of Santa Bárbara is perched on top of M­ount Benacantil at a height of 166 metres, and stands one of Spain’s largest mediaeval fortresses, providing great views of Alicante’s perfect bay. It has three different enclosures from three distinct periods:

The upper enclosure, “La Torreta”, is where visitors will find the keep and the most ancient remains of the fortress, which mostly date from the 14th century.

The mid-level enclosure is home to the most important buildings, which were built in the 16th century. These include:

• The Salón Felipe II hall
• The Cuerpo de Guardia guard house the Patio de Armas parade ground the Baluarte de la Reina bastion.

The lower enclosure dates back to the 18th century and is home to the Revellín del Bon Repós ravelin.

Free admission.

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In order to ensure all safety measures due to Covid-19, it is recommended to organise your visit in advance, Santa Barbara Castle remains open with restrictions due to the Covid-19

 

How to get the Castle of Santa Barbara

  • Elevator services: closed for safety reasons (Covid).
  • Access by car and on foot along Calle Vázquez de Mella, or using the different itineraries starting in the Old Town.
  • Parking is not authorised on the site.

Access to Santa Bárbara Castle from La Ereta Park:

 This route begins with a walk through the streets of the Historical Centre and ends at La Ereta Park. It also offers spectacular views of the city, the neighbouring towns and the Mediterranean Sea. https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-a-pie/castillo-de-santa-barbara-por-parque-la-ereta-43497330

 

Access to the Santa Bárbara Castle along Monte Benacantil:

You can enjoy the views of Postiguet Beach from Calle Virgen del Socorro and then join the path on the west side of Mount Benacantil that also allows to benefit from the lovely views of the north of Alicante and the mountains. https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-a-pie/castillo-santa-barbara-por-monte-benacantil-43497310

 

Vehicle access only in the following cases:

Loading and unloading of passengers during strictly necessary time: taxis, VTC, people with reduced mobility, minibuses (maximum length 8.50m and maximum mass 6,800kg)

 

Castle opening hours

Winter (1 October to 31 March):

  • Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 8:00 pm.
  • Access to the site is not allowed after 7.30pm.

April, May, June and September:

  • Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 10:00 pm.

July and August:

  • Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

On days when events are scheduled: consult the Castle’s closing times.

Lift accesses

Opening hours:

  • Temporarily closed for security reasons (Covid).
  • Last lift up: 19:20 h.
  • Last lift down: 19:40 h.
  • Located in front of the Postiguet beach, in Avenida Juan Bautista Lafora.

Price of the lifts:

  • 2.70 euros.
  • Free of charge for pensioners or retired persons who can prove this condition with an identity card.

Group visits

It is compulsory to fill in the following form for group visits.

 

 

Guided tours

With the Official Tourist Guides accredited by Turisme Comunitat Valenciana you can discover the city and the Castle of Santa Barbara in many different ways. Choose the one that suits you best.

 

 
AGOCV
Móv: 0034- 634 580 675
Mail: info@guiasoficialescv.com
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ALACANT CIRCUIT
Móv: 0034-601 039 933
Móv: 003-4685 829 937
Whatsapp: 0034-601 039 933 / 685 829 937
Email: info@alacantcircuit.com
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BLUEMED TOURS S.L
Calle Pintor Aparicio 28, entresuelo 1
03003 ALICANTE
Móv: +34- 679 899 880
Tfn: +34-966 596 440
Email: central@bluemedtours.com
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ESATUR
Tel: 0034-966 377 034
http://www.alicantesmartdestination.com
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FREE WALKING TOURS ALICANTE
Tfn: +34- 616 750 608
Email: freewalkingtoursalicante@gmail.com
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OXYTOURS
Tfn: +34 693 701 596
Email: hola@oxytours.com
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TORTUGA TOURS
Calle Centauro 7, 03007 Alicante
Tel: +34 605727066
Mail: tortuga@tortugatours.es
www.tortugatours.es
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TRAMUNTANA AVENTURA
Calle San Juan Bosco, 3, Bajo derecha, 03005 Alicante
Tel: 0034-601 171 481
Tel: 0034-686 216 102
Mail: felipe@tramuntanaaventura.es
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TURIGUIAS
Calle del Teatro 41, 4 IZQ
03001 ALICANTE
Móv +34-686 469 916
Móv +34-654 486 777
Email: contact@turiguiasalicante.com
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ULA Guides
C/ General Prim, 9, Esc. Izq. 1º D
Tfn +34- 677 299 150
Email: ula_sp@hotmail.com
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Anti-covid measures

  • Due to COVID restrictions, opening times may change. It is advisable to confirm them before visiting, either through the tourist offices or through the Castle’s contact details.
    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • If necessary, the Department of Culture may introduce additional measures to ensure the safety of visitors.
  • Visitors must always follow the instructions from staff.

Contact

Administration Contact (Patronato Municipal de Turismo)

Address

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

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