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The castle is situated o­n Mount Benacantil 166 metres above sea level.
From this position it gave an enormous strategc vantage point.
The summit provides fantastic views of the port and of the entire city and surrounding areas.

The Muslim geographer Al-Idrisi named the mountain Banu-IQatil in the 12th Century.
The origins of its name can be traced from the Arabic transcription of the Latin word pinna, meaning crag, and laqanti, from the Arab adjective Laqant, meaning from Alicante.

Many different archaeological remains have been discovered o­n the hillsides dating from the Bronze Age, as well as remains from both the Iberian and Roman civilizations.
Although the origins of the modern fortress date from the time of Moorish rule, arround late 9th Century.

The was opened to the public in 1963, in the same year two lifts with an ascent and descent of 142.7 metres were installed within the mountain.

The lift costs 2,40 euros, but is free for pensioners and arranged school visits.
Admission to the castle is free and is open every day from 9:00 till 19:00 in winter (October - March) and from 10:00 till 20:00 in summer (April - September).


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