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Fortaleza de la Mota

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Fortaleza de la Mota Admission Ticket
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Declared Heritage of Cultural Interest of Andalusia. The monumental group of the Fortress of La Mota is strategically perched on the peak of a rugged hill, 1033 m. above sea level. These features, its structure and location, enabled it to have a...more
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Castillo-Fortaleza de la Mota, 23680 Alcala la Real, Spain
+34 953 10 27 17
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All reviewsaudio guideticket officewell worth a visitcar parkplenty of parkingmain churchdifferent culturesfree parkingmany timeswe spent hoursspain tripfantastic placea lot of moneywonderful experiencea great dealglass floorold city
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday, my wife and I toured this property and came away very impressed with not only the buildings, but the renovation, signage and general information. Micha at the ticket office was exceptionally helpful and welcoming. We encountered less than ten people in our 2 hour...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot miss seeing this castle which rises up high above the surrounding olive fields and visible for miles around. As with most attractions in Andalusia is virtually deserted in the day! Mad dogs and Englishmen maybe! Have to drive up a very steep hill to...More

Thank Clairepearson735
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous views over the town of Alcala. The catacombs are amazing and so interesting . Cheap entrance, parking and ruins are so interesting. Video and talk in Spanish with English translations. Even a wedding ceremony......perfect setting.

Thank BridgetDevon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fairly nice place to visit - not 100% spectacular, but all the same, well worth 90 minutes if you are in the vicinity of Alcala la Real

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

A truly wonderful experience and the most amazing history. The friendly team at the Ticket office speak beautiful English and so helpful!

Thank alciston1990
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Worth it for the amazing views alone. Not expensive - take the audio guide that is complimentary with the entrance fee - jaw dropping fortress - you can just imagine yourself in medieval times..... good for teenagers too.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and me visited this beautiful castle in Alcalá la Real. To start it’s cheap, we paid €6. Second the audio guide is amazing. It takes on the story of a knight that visits the castle with his men and talks you through the...More

1  Thank Roderic v
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Great couple of hours spent investigating this old city built on the top of a rugged hill. Many different cultures from the Moors to medieval Spanish have left their mark on this location. Well worth a visit if nothing else to marvel at the views!...More

1  Thank Adrian_and_Lesley
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Well-preserved ancient fortress that bears traces of the different cultures that have occupied it over the centuries.

Thank Timon88
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Alcalá La Real is near our base, so we visited on a sleepy Spring Sunday morning. There were very few visitors and we were able to have a good leisurely look round. It’s a fort complex overlooking the modern town below. It’s mostly walls, towers,...More

1  Thank David L
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ismail s
27 September 2015|
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Response from Bernd S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry meant to say "didn't"
2 July 2015|
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Response from jiminysimpson | Reviewed this property |
The car park is located at the foot of some steps up to the entrance of the fort. The steps are obviously uphill but are not too difficult, probably about 80 to 100 metres. Then there is a gently walk up to the main entrance... More
2 July 2015|
Response from Ángel L |
Hello Derek, Thank you for your interest to visit the fortress of La Mota. Near to the parking in the tourism information point you can buy your ticket and after that you can go up to the top by car. Thank you¡¡
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