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Alicante & Santa Barbara Castle
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Tour Alicante, a vibrant and popular Spanish resort town in the heart of the Mediterranean, rich in history and culture. Explore the fortress, guardian of the city for centuries, and learn of its past and present role while having magnificent views from the top.
Travel to Santa Barbara Castle, one of the largest in the Mediterranean region. Set atop a rocky outcrop soaring nearly 600 feet above the sea and city, the castle dominates the summit as well as a large part of the slopes. Serving as a testament to its privileged location, traces of former settlements have been found here, dating back to the Bronze, Iberian and Roman eras. From this vantage point, you’ll have the best views of Alicante and great photo opportunities.
Follow your guide through the Old Quarter and discover the city’s rich heritage through its many buildings and monuments. See the Town Hall Square and the cathedral’s impressive façade, considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Religious Baroque.
A famous spot for locals and visitors to the city is the beautiful promenade that stretches around the marina. It’s lined with color tiles representing the waves of the Mediterranean Sea and it’s the perfect place for a leisurely stroll. After your guided city tour, enjoy free time to wander about and shop in the many tiny stalls along the promenade, or simply relax and soak up the colorful atmosphere.
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Note: This tour requires walking on flat surfaces and cobbled streets as well as steep inclines and steps to reach Santa Barbara Castle.
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travellers.
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