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Castilo Santa Barbara
Castilo Santa Barbara

Castilo Santa Barbara

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03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 965 92 77 15
http://www.castillodesantabarbara.com/
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This 9th century castle dates back to when Muslims controlled this region of the iberian peninsula, and the styling and architecture reflect that beautifully.

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Klang, Malaysia

The Santa Barbara Castle is a fortification in the centre of Alicante,Spain. a stands on Mount Benacantil.

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The Castle is situated in Alicante a 10 minute drive from the villa. You can walk to the top or use the lift. The views are stunning.

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If you take your time for a trip to Alicante the castle Santa Barbara is a must do, it's near by the Paseo Marítimo were you can take I nice walk and have a nice lunch or dinner

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Villajoyosa, Spain

Alicante castle is the beach city’s main emblem. A glorious golden fortress standing 166 metres above sea level, the Santa Barbara Castle makes a stunning backdrop to the city centre.

It’s a magnificent, well-preserved castle on top of the Benacantil mountain and it dates back to the 9th century, although older artefacts from the Bronze and Roman eras have been found there. In the 9th century, the Moors ruled the peninsula so you may see some Arabic influences in the architecture and layout. T
he Santa Barbara castle is one of the best examples of medieval fortresses in Spain as well as being one of the largest. It’s a great place for letting your imagination run wild while you explore the dungeons, towers, palaces, cannons, churches and a moat.

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This castle has a fantastic approach for the energetics a defined path is there to climb/descend or for not so energetic there is a lift which takes you right at the top to give magnificent 360 degree views of the Alicante city with its mountains monuments and bull ring which is dysfunctional now and views of the marina and the blue Mediterranean with its beautiful sandy coast line
To walk round Marina leisurely in the evenings is in its own right a pleasure itself.Add to that the variety of the eating places will stimulate your taste buds without any doubt.

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This is so beautiful to see. It overlooks the entire city and in the summer time it's open till 24:00 There is a FREE lift that takes you to the top of the fortress after 19:45. also here is the MUSA Museo de la Ciudad.

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London, UK

Alicante's historic castle - climb to the top for great views, bone up on the areas history. I like this one a lot - always fun to see historic sites in smaller places - so much less mobbed than say the Tower of London.

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Amersfoort, Netherlands
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Go up with the elevator to this ancient Castle of Alicante and enjoy the culture, visit the museum, go over the market stalls and look over the city of Alicante. Great views!

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Skryje, Czech Republic

Superb views from the castle. Splendid day in alicante

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well worth a visit

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Santa Lucia, Spain

Relevant historic spot with amazing views over Alicante City & Harbour

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Amazing views--have lunch. It's a real castel!

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