Castle Trail

Alicante Spain Tourist Information and Vacation Guide

For those that are physically fit and seeking a little adventure, consider hiking to the summit of Mount Benacantil.

There are a couple of main trails that meander up from the city to the castle.

The most interesting trail leaves from the colorful Barrio Santa Cruz district of Alicante (the "Old Town").  It starts at the Water Museum, passes through Ereta Park (Parque de la Ereta) and runs up the north side of the mountain.

Castle Footpath
Castle Footpath (northeast side)

An second route to the Castle of Santa Bárbara is a footpath that leads from the northeast side of Mount Benacantil. It runs parallel with the road, for much of the way.

Santa Barbara Castle is situated 166 meters above sea level (545 feet).

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