Fortaleza de la Mota, Alcala la Real

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  • Moorish fort with stunning panoramic views. Parking on site and lots of relics to see, well wort a wonder round  more »
  • They have done a very good restoration. The complete tour of the Fort Worth we did the tour was very interesting, and magnificent Guide
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  • It is worth doing the tour. The fortress is a walled enclosure with beautiful views of the village and all the mountains that surround it, as well as see Sierra Nevada in the background. The visit of the basilica, included in the visit, is essential, its interior will surprise you.
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  • Absolutely fantastic place - I can honestly say I have never been to a more splendid ancient fortress. We spent 4 hours here and could have spent much longer - there are brochures in English, unlike a lot of places in Spain and an excellent guided walk. One word of warning - don’t even begin to think about it if you have any walking disabilities because there is a lot of stair climbing, but every step is worth it. Also there are ongoing excavations so new things being discovered. One really incredible place was the church which had a completely excavated floor showing what I can only assume are the scores of tombs - amazing. The views out over the countryside are mind blowing. You probably need to plan to spend most of a day here and the price is very reasonable at 6 Euros per person. There are other places to visit in the town as well - if you are travelling by car take the scenic route to here from Jaen - it’s almost alpine.
  • Great visit and the views of Alcala La Real and the surrounding coutryside are stunning. Worth hanging around for the presentation in the church to get the history of the place.
  • Huge castle in the beautiful area. Takes at least one hour to walk through.
  • Beatuful views, huge area, very intresting history.
  • We just happened to find this fort driving from Córdoba to Grenada and I highly recommend stopping here. This may have been the best tour we've done in Andalusia. Your entry includes an audio guide which comes in many different languages and they really go in depth about each part of the fort you are in. Also, there was barely anyone there, which was a breath of relief coming from Córdoba and Sevilla.
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