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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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Reviewed August 27, 2016

We were with our kids and this castle presents many details that the history fans will love. There is plenty of information with a description of the buildings and their importance in the activities developed inside the castle.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Joao D
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This was our second castle / fortress of our holiday. We opted for the audio guide which was excellent and certainly worth the additional cost. Even the kids enjoyed it which makes a big difference when you just want a day away from the pool...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Fortaleza de la Mota is definitely worth a visit, with the history of Alcala la Real told in the journey around the castle

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Alcala la Real is a small within the province of Jaen in the south of Spain. It is really close to Granada and the connections by bus are ok. It is a small town where you can find few things to visit and to do....More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Beatriz G
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in a villa nearby and had visited the town of Alcalá la Real a number of times. We decided one day to take the short walk up the hill to the Fort. Fascinating visit, audio guide was very good, price very reasonable...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Covering centuries of cultural upheavals and changes, this amazing site is being sensitively restored and explored. Tread the paths that generations have trod, literally, and experience multiple architectural treats. A parador is planned for the future on the lower slopes of La Mota which I...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jackie S
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were staying at a cottage in the hills near Alcala La Real, and the owner recommended visiting the Fortaleza de la Mota in town. We could not have been more impressed. The fortified town is amazing to visit; a lot of money has been...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank NETraveler2011
Reviewed May 16, 2016

We went to visit this place as we had passed it a few times. It was absolutely amazing, We have seen the Alhambra a few times and although it is much bigger than the Fortaleza we were more impressed by this. You can almost picture...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank lesleyrobinson73
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We were just near Alcala and decided it sounded like an interesting town so we'd visit and have a look as most town centres in Andalusia have pleasant squares. We were wrong! As we approached we could see a large castle above the town. Good...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank hardyb33
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Huge fortification overlooking the town of Alcala La Real. We wandered at will, climbing staircases, descending to the ice house, seeing the magnificent views. This ancient citadel used to house hundreds of ordinary people as well as soldiers to protect the border between Castile and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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ismail s
September 27, 2015|
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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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