During July and August the Santa Bárbara Castle offers various activities and events to visit for free. There are staged tours, concerts, arts and crafts market, shows and performances, dinners with music and dances, plays for children. The market takes place in the Parque de Ingenieros (the second stop when taking the lift from the Postiguet beach) and the activities will be held at the Plaza de Armas (first stop with the lift).
Shows, dinners, concerts and dance performances start at 21:30. Book dinners at: Castillo de Santa Bárbara and Alicante Smart destination. Staged tours of the castle are organised from Tuesday to Sunday at 20:30 and 21:50.
The Castle is open 10:00-24:00. Lifts from the Postiguet beach cost €2.40, after 19:00 free, the last lift down is at 23:30.
You can also visit the exposition “La Fortaleza del Anillo” until March 2016, where the world of J.R.R. Tolkien is recreated in 5 halls. From Monday to Sunday, 10:00-14:00 and 18:00-22:00. Price €3-€4, book tickets at: Castillo de Santa Bárbara and Alicante Smart Destination.