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Fortaleza de la Mota

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Castillo-Fortaleza de la Mota, 23680 Alcala la Real, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the location is overhelming...view to sierra nevada...don't miss the film in the church...duration of visit about 1h...vety hot in summer sun

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 612ferdinands
Reviewed July 12, 2019

We stopped here on a whim on our way elsewhere and were very pleasantly surprised by the restorations. There is a very impressive film shown in the cathedral on the history of the fortress and the varied people who lived there over the centuries. It...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Anne G
Reviewed June 26, 2019

Seeing the castle is a nice way to spend a couple of hours. It's on a lovely location, and there is a lot remaining or reconstructed. The terrain is not difficult.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HistorianMom
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

This has to be THE best castle we have visited in Spain thus far ( and we’ve visited a few!) Not only because of the fortifications but the remains of the Citadel where the armies lived together with support networks, workshops & commerce. One could...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kirikiriroa
Reviewed May 22, 2019

Really interesting with information in many languages via a handset. Easy to follow guide and helpful friendly staff. Anyone could easily spend half a day exploring this wonderful gem. Excellent value for money

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pandoraspantry1
Reviewed May 19, 2019

this is an amazing place, beautiful and impressive, but so few visitors find there way to this castle on the rocks (compared to Sevilla and Granada) The site is well restored, provides interesting explanation, ao a excellent 15 minutes video ! Also the audio guide...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

We were driving from Granada to Cordoba and decided to take the scenic route instead of the freeway, and saw this fortress along N-432. Having just visited Granada, it was great to see this outpost between the Christian and Moorish kingdoms. The self-guided tour was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank h_wang_02
Reviewed March 25, 2019

If you are on your route from Cordoba to Granada, do not miss this fortress. It is literally 5 minutes off your route, and it is totally worth seeking it out. It is the remains of an entire walled fortified city, which have been thoughtfully...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ElenaLuciaAgnese
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

On our way from Cordoba to Granada, we stopped at Fortaleza de la Mota in the late afternoon. After the crowds of tourists at other castles and palaces that we visited in Sevilla and Cordoba, we savored exploring this castle with very few other people,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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ismail s
September 27, 2015|
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Response from Bernd S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry meant to say "didn't"
July 2, 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
July 2, 2015|
Response from 403_ngell |
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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