Saint Barbara Castle

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s situated on the top of Benacantil Mountain. The fortress was built during the Arab period because of its strategic and defensive advantages. This monument has been a witness to all the happenings of the city.

Saint Barbara Castle

Saint Barbara Castle

It can be proved with the different zones it has. One of the zones is “la Torreta”, the oldest zone of the fortress and where the keep used to be. The middle zone was built in the 16th century and it is divided in the Philip II Room, the old barracks in the wide enceinte and behind it the ruins of Saint Barbara’s hermitage, the Queen’s Bastion, etc. The third and last zone is the lowest one, from the 18th century where you can fi nd the “Revellín del Bon Repós”. On the other hand it is also a wonderful place to spend some time with friends and enjoy the magical views of the sea and the city itself. The growth of Alicante can be actually seen, a full history lesson.

There are two ways to get to the castle: opposite Postiguet’s beach is the elevator carved into stone, or through the road that winds through the north foothill of Benacantil mountain. It is also ought to be mentioned that if you look from the sea front to the castle you will see in the mountain a silhouette of a human face: the famous “Cara del Moro”, a wonder of nature outlined in the sky that is the symbol of our city.

About Spain vacations

Comments are closed.