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Contact details

Monte Benacantil, s/n
03001  Alicante-Alacant, Alicante, Alicante - Alacant  (Valencia)
info@alicanteturismo.com
www.castillodesantabarbara.com
Tel.:+34 965263131

Location

Autonomous region:
Valencia

Province/Island:
Alicante - Alacant

Alicante-Alacant

Reservations


Description

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.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
9th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Apr 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 22:00



From Jul 05 to Sep 01
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 00:00



From Sep 02 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 22:00



From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00





Prices

General: €3
Guided tours

Reduced: €1,50
Guided tours

Groups: €2
Guided tours

Services

Temporary exhibitions
  Dramatised visits  

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