Contact details

Monte Benacantil, s/n.
03002  Alicante-Alacant, Alicante, Alicante - Alacant  (Valencia)
Tel.:+34 965263131





The location on Monte Benacantil gives the castle great strategic value. It acquired its name because Prince Alfonso de Castilla took it from the Islamic forces on St. Barbara's day. In the time of Philip II the castle was remodelled. Over the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the castle was bombarded many times. It was opened to the public in 1963, and the same year the two lifts inside the mountain were opened. The castle was divided into three areas: the Torreta, including the former Keep; the intermediate area with the most important apartments, including the Hall of Philip II, the parade ground, etc.; and the lower area, built in the 18th century, including the Revellín del Bon Repós.

  • Construction: Castle
  • Artistic period: Renaissance
  • Historic period: 9th century

Practical information


  • From Apr 01 to Jun 30
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • From Jul 05 to Sep 01
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • From Sep 02 to Sep 30
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • From Oct 01 to Mar 31
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Free access via Vázquez de Mella.The lift is free in July and August from 7 pm to 11.30 pm.The rest of the year, the lift can be accessed via the tunnel on Avenida Juan Bautista Lafora, opposite Postiguet beach.


  • General: €2,70


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