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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 fortified city amazing views car park wonderful experience plenty of parking whole experience two hours hidden gem main church different cultures free parking many times fantastic place a great deal
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rodericv2016
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank davidlL4418UK
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 365jeant
Reviewed 18 March 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MariSilva186
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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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