Museum of the city of Alicante MUSA


The Museum of Alicante city, the MUSA, is located in the Castle of Santa Barbara. It consists in five halls complemented by the Renaissance cistern.

MUSA Museum halls

1. Engineers Corps Building. Turned into a Visitor Information Centre. Holds an exhibition of archaeological remains and an audiovisual presentation of the city’s history on a big screen.

2. Old hospital. It houses the exhibition “”Alicante Traspasada de Mediterráneo””.

3. Long Room. Exhibits the exhibition “”Stories and people””. At the back of the room you can see the old medieval gate to the fortress.

4. Mine Rooms or Cuevas de los Ingleses. Exhibition “”The explosion of the mine”” during the War of Succession 1701 – 1713.

5. Due to the risks associated with the narrow staircase, the old dungeons under the Plaza de Armas can be visited with a guide, within the fortress guided tour programme.

Free access

MUSA Museum Brochure

Opening Hours

Check opening hours at the tourist offices in Alicante.

  • Phone: (+34) 965 177 201
  • Phone: (+34) 965 177 217

Check opening hours of Santa Bárbara Castle HERE


Monte Benacantil Castillo Santa Bárbara, S/N, 03013 Alicante

Coordenates: 38.348952,-0.477583

Information Castillo de Santa Bárbara:

  • Mov: (+34) 673 849 890

Tourist Info Offices

  • Tel: (+34) 965 177 201
  • Tel: (+34) 965 177 217
  • Mov (+34) 679 974 486 (operational from 15 March to 15 October)
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