Free Tour Santa Barbara´s Castle
Best Tour of Santa Barbara´s Castle in Alicante
Up until the XIX century, Alicante was a military city, an important gateway to the rest of Spain.Its strategic position has been crucial to its history and the reason why the city has been attacked so many times.However, the city of Alicante was never considered conquered until the Castle of Santa Barbara was officially taken. The Castle has been witness to invasions, uprisings, betrayals, explosions and imprisonments during its more than a thousand years of history.Join us and discover the Santa Bárbara Castle, a crucial part to understand the city and its history!
Patio de armas, which means the Courtyard of the Castle, we´ll provide you with a map in the confirmation email.
Tuesday & Friday
The time changes depending on the season and the Castle schedule, please, check the booking calendar for further info.
Duration: 1,5 Hours
Price: Free Tour, you choose the price
Booking for this tour is mandatory. The minimun required to run this tour is 5 people. We will contact you to confirm your attendance a few hours before the tour starts.
During the high season there may be long queues to take the elevator to the Castle, please be aware and try to get there with plenty of time.
The Santa Bárbara´s Castle Free Tour includes:
Courtyard of the Castle
Our Free Tour begins at this point, one of the main squares of the Castle, is located next to the entrance, passing the souvenir shop
The long room
This space is now used as an exhibition hall, we will spend a few minutes knowing the old Alicante and trying to find out what places we see.
The best guides in the city!
Our local and licensed guides will walk you around the Castle, telling you all their experiences and family stories.
Remains of the Hermitage of Santa Bárbara
Remains of the old Hermitage of Santa Barbara that was destroyed during the French War of Independence.
The hall of Philip II
During this stop we will know the different constructional stages through which the castle has passed over the centuries.
One of the scariest stops of the Free Tour del Castillo. From this point one can observe the names and dates of many prisoners imprisoned mainly during the Spanish Civil War.
During the tour we will enjoy the best views of Alicante, we’ll give you time to take your best shots!
Tower of Santa Cathalina
Although it may not appear to the naked eye, and it is not at the top of the Castle, this tower is the oldest we have of it, in fact, the tower hides scars and secrets.
The Castle is the best place in Alicante to enjoy the sunset. During the tour, we will adapt the route to the sunset time, so you could get the most of the Castle!