The castle does not sit on one level. It is a hike to get to the top. I was really impressed with its location and imagined being a defender and looking down on armies trying to scramble up the hill while dodging anything and everything that I could throw at them. Even the road up to the castle is steep and windy.
From the top level , looking down to where the barracks and living quarters were.
It was a very enjoyable day in a place I never would have thought of as a destination. For more information on Alicante go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicante.