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SANTA BARBARA CASTLE TOUR IN ALICANTE
Without the Santa Barbara Castle Tour you cannot say that you have visited the city of Alicante, all the history and secrets of the city await you.
A summary of the Santa Barbara Castle Tour:
On the Santa Barbara Castle Tour, you will discover more than walls and traces of the past, why? Very simple, to understand the history and present of a nation you have to know its past, to know the past of the nations you have to go to the cities that have had the greatest relevance in its development, expansion and its defense over the centuries.
In Alicante we have the perfect example of a city that attracts great importance for many centuries, it should be noted that till the XIX century, Alicante was a military city, an important gateway to the rest of Spain. If we count the times that the nation has been attacked from the sea, we will count the times that our city has been attacked, because its strategic position has always made it the first target of foreign attacks.
However, officially, the city of Alicante never became conquered, until its castle and fortress of Santa Barbara is conquered, and inside and outside, there are thousands of stories to tell, of invasions, betrayals, uprisings, explosions and imprisonment during its more than a thousand years of history.
The Santa Barbara Castle Tour includes:
- The conquest of the Castle: On this Tour, we will review the fascinating history of the palace since its construction. This story is full of details about incarceration, betrayal, explosions, ghosts, legends, piracy, etc. The castle and the present fortress appeared at the end of the IX century when the Muslims dominated the Spanish territory, although on its slopes have been found archaeological remains of the Bronze Age, Iberian and Roman times.
The Castle of Santa Barbara se is located on Mount Benacantil, rocky mole of 166 m. of altitude bordering the sea, which gave it a huge strategic value since from it you can see the entire bay of Alicante and its terrestrial surroundings.
- Sentinel eye views: To understand the strategic importance of the castle, in the Santa Barbara Castle Tour we will put ourselves in the shoes of the sentinels of the past, and we will see almost the same panorama that they had in front of them, the bay and the entire terrestrial extension adjacent to the city, spectacular views that all visitors fall in love with its beauty. Don’t worry, we’ll give you time to take fantastic pictures.
- Magical sunset: We always adapt the Santa Barbara Castle Tour so that we can contemplate the sunset from the top of the city, enjoy fantastic views and colors, it is the best place for exceptional photographs to add in your family album or on your Instagram profile.
- The best guides in Alicante: Our indigenous and accredited guides will tell you everything you need to know about the Castle, but also life experiences in Alicante and family histories.
An extra of 2.70 euros is required (Not included in the price of the Tour) to pay the elevator fees to the Castle, or if you are over 65 years old, you can bring your ID or passport and the fees will be free.
With our Santa Barbara Castle tour, each participant lives a unique, funny and thrill-filled experience.
As always, we actively recommend registering in our forum, recording your participation in the Santa Barbara Castle tour so that in this way travelers who will participate in the tour will already get to know each other before arriving to Alicante, a way to make new friends.
If you have any questions or concerns about Santa Barbara Castle tour, we will be happy to answer, please contact us.
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At begining of the “Explanada de España”, beside ice cream shop Peret.
Our Guides are the ones with the purple shirts!