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Fortaleza de la Mota

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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 car park plenty of parking main church different cultures free parking many times we spent hours spain trip fantastic place a lot of money wonderful experience a great deal glass floor old city
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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.

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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
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 hours walking round the castle with a translation handset. It was not busy so we were able to get round very easily. It was fascinating and really good value for money

1  Thank Jean T
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Moorish fort with stunning panoramic views. Parking on site and lots of relics to see, well wort a wonder round

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We made a small detour from Granada to Cordoba and stopped in this amazing place. There is free parking next to the ticket office, and the entry fee includes the audioguide. Afterwards we start our climb to the main site, passing through several stop points....More

Thank MariSilva186
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This castle is rightly the number one attraction in Alcala. There are plenty of English translations at various points around the extensive area of the fortress, and do not miss the video presentation in the main church at 1-30pm. Highly recommended.

Thank AggiePirate
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited Alcala la Real on impulse and hadn't really planned to come here, but we were very lucky that we chose to visit, as the castle is an amazing example of regional culture and is well looked after. There is restoration work still ongoing...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth the 1.5hrs it takes to visit the remains of this fortified town. Complete with foundations of the houses that once stood in the town, it is worth the climb up the towers to obtain a 360 degree view of the surrounding country.

Thank Anna3519
Reviewed 3 October 2017

How it should be done. Wonderful restoration which is still ongoing. Visited many times with friends all of whom are really impressed. The film inside the church gives a good impression of the history, and the interactive touch screen on the mezzanine floor provides a...More

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Response from Bernd S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry meant to say "didn't"
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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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