Castle History

Alicante Spain Tourist Information and Vacation Guide

The history of Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante dates back to the 9th century, a time when the Iberian Peninsula was controlled by the Muslims.

Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante
Fighters at Alicante Castle

Here is a short summary of its history:

  • 9th century - construction of the castle began by the Arabs
  • 1248 - castle was captured by Alfonso of Castile (Castilian forces)


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