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  • Address: Alicante, Spain
  • Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m

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Castle of Santa Barbara (Castillo de Santa Barbara) Tours

Travelers seeking a touchstone to history will find ancient artifacts dating back to the Bronze Age, as well as items from the Iberian and Roman empires at the Castle of Santa Barbara. This towering structure is tucked atop a rocky overlook and dates back to the 9th century. Like much of the region, it was once ruled by Muslims before being captured by Castillians in the mid-1200s.

The castle grounds, which stand high above Alicante, are worth exploring, and visitors say the epic views contribute to a greater understanding of the city’s layout. A tiny souvenir shop and quaint coffee shop serving up strong brews offer the perfect place to relax after wandering through the historic site, which does not disappoint.

Practical Info

The castle stands atop Mount Benacantil at the center of Alicante, Spain. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. It is possible to reach the castle by foot—though travelers agree the climb is a bit steep—or by lift or taxi. 

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2-hour Private Santa Barbara Castle tour in Alicante, Alicante, null
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2-hour Private Santa Barbara Castle tour in Alicante

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Private tour through the fortress of Alicante. To begin this experience, a tour guide who will teach all the anecdotes that occurred within the walls of this ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.91
Alicante Private Walking Tour, Alicante, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Alicante Private Walking Tour

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Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour through the city centre of Alicante. Discover all its main landmarks and monuments as well as all the local crafts and taste local ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.89
Alicante and Elche Highlights Day Tour from Benidorm, Benidorm, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Alicante and Elche Highlights Day Tour from Benidorm

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Elche plus the historical city center of Alicante on a 5-hour privately guided tour. Admire Elche's palm tree ...  Read more

Location: Benidorm, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $641.66
Alicante Shore Excursion: Private Walking Tour, Alicante, Day Trips
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Alicante Shore Excursion: Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour through the city center of Alicante. Discover all its main landmarks and monuments as well as all the local crafts and taste local ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.89
Alicante Private Half Day Tour, Alicante, Ports of Call Tours
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Alicante Private Half Day Tour

Take this opportunity to enjoy a private city tour of Alicante and get to know the most emblematic sites of Alicante. You can be picked up either from your ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.56
Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Alicante, Alicante, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Alicante

Take this opportunity to enjoy a private city tour of Alicante and get to know the most emblematic sites of Alicante. You will meet at a centrally located ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.07
Alicante Gourmet Walking Tour, Alicante, Walking Tours
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Alicante Gourmet Walking Tour

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Sun-splashed Alicante is a mecca for great food and wine. This 2-hour gourmet food walking tour offers a delicious introduction to all that is edible in this ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.45
Alicante 3h shared walking tour small group shore excursion, Alicante, Food Tours
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Alicante 3h shared walking tour small group shore excursion

Discover the wonderful city of Alicante in a 3-hour small-group walking tour for no more than 20. Experience the perfect combination of culture and ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.45
3-Hour Walking Tour of Alicante, Alicante, Ports of Call Tours
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3-Hour Walking Tour of Alicante

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Discover the wonderful city of Alicante in a 3-hour walking tour. Experience the perfect combination of culture and sightseeing, including visits to the Santa ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.45
Santa Barbara Castle and Volvo Ocean Race Museum Tour in Alicante, Alicante, Walking Tours
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Santa Barbara Castle and Volvo Ocean Race Museum Tour in Alicante

We offer you a unique tour that runs along the top of the city of Alicante to the port area. Enjoy the wonderful views and the history and culture that involve ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.74

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