Make the most of your time in Alicante: discover the historic hilltop Santa Barbara Castle on a fascinating guided tour and indulge in Mediterranean delicacies enjoying a tasty lunch in the fortress' restaurant.
Santa Barbara Castle Tour Itinerary
Meet your expert English-speaking tour guide in the Patio de Armas, or "Arms Courtyard" of the Santa Barbara Castle. From here, you'll begin your guided tour of this ancient fortress that has watched over the coastal city of Alicante from its vantage point on Mount Benacantil since the Middle Ages.
Explore the historic hilltop fortification, which dates back to the 9th century when it was built under Arab rule, and has since undergone numerous reconstructions following its conquest by various different kings over the centuries. As well as ancient church ruins, wells and crumbling golden stone walls, you'll have spectacular views over the Mediterranean coastline of Alicante from the castle.
At the end of your guided tour of Santa Barbara Castle, enjoy a well-earned break sitting in the restaurant located in the Patio de Armas, where you'll be served a delicious meal allowing you to sample the best of Alicante's gastronomy.
Traditional Alicante Lunch
Your meal at the Santa Barbara Castle restaurant consists of a three course meal plus drinks:
- Grilled bread with garlic aioli and tomato
- Tuna "coca", typical Catalan pastry
- Selection of cheeses
- Tomatoes with salted fish
- Seafood paella
- To choose from the menu
- Soft drinks
- Coffee and tea
Per personUS$ 55.8
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Professional English speaking guide.
Guided tour of Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante.
Traditional lunch in the Castle restaurant.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Santa Bárbara Castle.