Fortaleza de la Mota, Alcala la Real

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  • Guided visit & tour very interesting a well-preserved history, a pleasant visit tour
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  • The joint architectural de la Mota is a highly recommended visit to go with children, literally flip out
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  • The Fortaleza de la Mota has gone and continues to improve at a tremendous pace. Every time we discover new details. We will come back every year as always.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Stunning views from up here. Certainly worth a visit
  • Fascinating historical centre - worth a full day. Don't forget to see the audio visual presentation .. also entry gives a free ticket to the museum.
  • Great. Really enjoyed the hilltop. You can also then drive though town to the hills opposite for a view back.

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