Santa Barbara Castle – Castell de la Santa Bàrbara

Castle of Santa Barbra Alicante


You can’t fail to notice this impressive castle situated on an outcrop over looking Alicante City. It’s one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe and covers the complete summit of the Benacantil Mountain. Originally built by the Moors in the 10th century, the castle received its name from the conquest of King Alfonse the Wise that took place on 4th December 1248: Saint Barbara’s day. Over the following centuries, it was developed and extended leaving it with three main areas all dating from different eras.

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