Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante

Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante: Our most recommended tours and activities

Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

1. Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

Are you ready for an adventure? Starting at Central Market, sample various snacks typical of the area. Conquer more than 1,000 years of history as you tour one of the most beautiful castles in Spain, which looks out onto the sea. Descend to the center to discover the most important monuments and Alicante's seven secrets. Prepare to be surprised by the beauty of Alicante and the countless anecdotes, history, legends, and intrigue responsible for the town's current character. Finally, visit a tapas bar, run by your guide's childhood friend and known to serve the best tapas in Alicante. Taste one of the award-winning tapas paired with a typical, alcoholic or non-alcoholic Spanish drink.

Alicante: Craft Beer Tasting at Santa Barbara Castle

2. Alicante: Craft Beer Tasting at Santa Barbara Castle

Savor the taste of Alicante by sampling 4 beers crafted in this province. Enjoy your beer with some Spanish olives and mixed nuts while you hear about the brewing process. The tasting takes place at the Santa Barbara Castle, where you will enjoy views of Alicante from the Baluarte de la Mina viewpoint. See where the city meets the sea and snap photos of the views all around you. At the end of the tasting, your guide will recommend the best way back to your accommodation.

Alicante: City Highlights Walking Tour with Drinks

3. Alicante: City Highlights Walking Tour with Drinks

Be prepared to fall in love with Alicante in 3 hours. This is the best of the all in one day! Learn about the Casa Carbonel building history Visit the Santa Maria oldest church from Alicante Walk along the Villa Calle vieja the entrance to the ol medieval city of Alicante Surprised at the Santa Cruz neighbourhood with the colourfull facades and local vibes Mingle with locals at a bustling food market Marvel with the Santa Barbara castle view point and history where you will enjoy a glass of wine or beer from alicante. Soak up awe-inspiring scenery and explore the city like a local. This Alicante walking tour is a great orientation for first-time visitor.

From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Alicante with Local Guide

4. From Valencia: Private Day Trip to Alicante with Local Guide

Experience a private guided tour of Alicante, a historic Mediterranean port city and one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain. See the city’s main sites – including a castle, a cathedral, churches, and plazas – accompanied by a private local guide and with private transportation. Begin your day by getting picked up at a location of your choice in Valencia. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views as you head off to Alicante in your own private air-conditioned vehicle. Take the stress out of the trip knowing the vehicle is at your disposal for the entire day. Get to know historic Alicante with the help of a private tour guide and learn all about a city that has been inhabited for over 7,000 years. Start your tour by visiting Santa Barbara Castle. Located at the top of Mount Benacantil, from here you can take in breathtaking views of the city. Next, descend to the historic city center and pay a visit to the Town Hall, one of the most recognizable buildings in Alicante. Continue to soak in the atmosphere of the city by checking out the other famous squares: the Plaza de Los Luceros, the Gabriel Miró Square, and the Plaza de Correosand. Head to the Co-cathedral of San Nicolás and marvel at this Renaissance building with its iconic 45-meter high blue dome. After that stroll over to the oldest church in the city, the Basilica of Santa Maria, which mixes Gothic and Baroque styles and was built on the remains of an Islamic mosque. Especially if you’re a food lover, don’t miss the opportunity to swing by Alicante’s Central Market. Savor the sights and smells of this authentic popular market spread out over two floors, and grab a snack along the way (price not included in the tour). Stop off at Alicante’s bullring, one of the oldest in Spain. Listen as your guide tells you all about the history of this building, which was built in 1847 by local architect Emilio Jover. The bullring is still in use today, not only for bullfighting festivals but also for various cultural events. Pay a visit to a local Alicante restaurant whenever you feel peckish (price not included) and sample some of the local traditional rice-based dishes. Finish your tour with a relaxing drive back to your accommodation in Valencia and enjoy an evening of rest after a day of history and culture.

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What people are saying about Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 140 reviews

It was an amazing tour! Carlos is a genuine man, from Alicante, he made us discover the city with the bare eyes of a local. It was a true qualitative experience, I got to meet friendly tourists. This wander in the city was a nice discovery, I would advice people to do it soon in the city trip so that you can try the different suggestion form the guide and go back to places you got to see with the group.

Great guide.. interesting story teller. The food tastings a great touch, and the streets of the old town full of character..

Our guide was very well prepared, organized and very friendly. It was a complete tour of culture, history, food and drink:)

Central Market information was excellent. We went back after the tour and felt confident shopping for alternative foods

really well thought through tour and good fun lots of interesting anecdotes from Brave Carlos our excellent guide