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Santa Bárbara Castle

  • Santa Bárbara castle Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

    Santa Bárbara castle Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

  • Santa Bárbara castle Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

    Santa Bárbara castle Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

  • Santa Bárbara castle Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

    Santa Bárbara castle Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

  • Gardens in Santa Bárbara castle. Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

    Gardens in Santa Bárbara castle. Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

  • Exhibition room in Santa Bárbara castle. Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

    Exhibition room in Santa Bárbara castle. Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

  • Exhibition room in Santa Bárbara castle. Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

    Exhibition room in Santa Bárbara castle. Alicante-Alacant © Turespaña

  

Category

Castle

Date

Siglo IX

Style

Renaissance
Monte Benacantil, s/n.
03002 Alicante-Alacant, Alicante
Alicante - Alacant, Valencia

Telephone+34 965147160

E-mailcastillo.santabarbara@alicante.es

Websitehttp://www.castillodesantabarbara.com

It is set on the Monte Benacantil hill, a location of great strategic value. It is so-called as it was captured from the Moors by prince Alfonso of Castile on the feast day of Santa Bárbara. The castle was remodelled in the times of Philip II. It suffered numerous bombardments during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It opened to the public in 1963 and that same year, the two lifts that run inside the hill were inaugurated. The castle is divided into three areas: La Torreta, where you can see the old keep; an intermediate section corresponding to the most important rooms, including the outstanding hall of Philip II, the bailey, etc., and the lower area, dating from the 18th century, home to the “Revellín del Bon Repós” rampart.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

 

Oct 01 to Mar 31

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Rates

 

Free access through Calle Vázquez de Mella

Elevator: Avda. Juan Bautista Lafora; price: 2,70€

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Guided tours

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Calendar

Stone relief sculpture, Achaemenid period, 559-331 BCE, Persepolis, Fars. National Museum of Iran

Mar 14, 2019 to Sep 1, 2019

Exhibition

Alicante Provincial Archaeological Museum (MARQ) - Alicante
Exhibition: Iran. Cradle of Civilisations

A statue burning in the Bonfires of San Juan Midsummer’s Night in Alicante © Rafa Pérez and others. Patronato de Turismo de la Costa Blanca

Jun 19, 2019 to Jun 24, 2019

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Alicante
San Juan Bonfires Fiesta

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