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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 reviews audio guide ticket office well worth a visit fortified city car park plenty of parking hidden gem main church different cultures free parking many times we spent hours fantastic place a great deal catholic monarchs glass floor an amazing view
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're traveling between Cordoba and Granada this is a lovely way to spend two hours. The fortress is not really much different than others but it is still worth it. The abandonded church is facinating. The views are beautiful and the small city below...More

Thank BoilerDaveNH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had seen this from afar several times while driving back and forth from Priego de Cordoba to Granada. After reading reviews we decided to devote a couple of hours to it. We actually wished we had more time. We got in...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the mid - late XVth century, there were many goings on in this part of Spain as the Catholic Monarchs were trying to oust the Moors. As in many other parts, the area to the North of Granada was a constant battleground with the...More

1  Thank baldilocks247
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our trip from Granada to Córdoba, we stopped at Fortaleza de la Mota, a big fortified city, where most of the buildings were ruined. This amazing fortress was not overrun by tourist, in fact we were some of the only visitors that day. We...More

Thank Chrras
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The audioguide tries to take you back in time by telling about the history in a narrative way. Really quiet and nice to stroll around.

Thank Susan8433
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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 8 September 2018 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 5 September 2018 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 29 August 2018

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
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ismail s
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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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