Castillo de Alcaudete, Alcaudete

Castillo de Alcaudete is a castle in Alcaudete, in the province of Jaén, Spain. The castle was built by the Arabs and taken by the Christians in 1085 during the reign of Alfonso VI. For almost three hundred years thereafter, the castle changing hands until 1340 when the Christians took it over. The design is polygon in shape, adjusted to the terrain escarpments. The structure is surmounted by six towers, including the Tower of Homage, which has a door on the north side, guarded by two additional towers. The castle is restored and in good condition. It was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural monument in 1949.
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  • August 5, 2017
    A perfect recovery of the ancient castle of alcaudete a warmly and with respect for the old structures
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  • June 27, 2017
    I would like to share the assessment. To the Castle and the plant itself. They are very impressive and provide a good impression of the military architecture of the time from the Middle during the tour as well as from a distance. It's worth, in my opinion, quite, is a bureaucracies without the olive groves in the area to search, of which man also has a very beautiful views of the Castle. So far so very worthwhile. On the other hand, the visitor center. I arrived in the evening and the castle was already closed, I had expected so that and therefore I had also a hotel nearby to visit the castle in the morning. So extra that listed opening hours and everything else what stood in several Sprache(Englisch) releases on the gate. Coming left over coming from the parking lot at the Church to the Castle, you can ever see no visitor center and I also wanted Yes to the Castle and no visitor centre. The next day, I was on time at the gate but neither opened nor anyone. At the new castle tour I found then Visitor Center, which opened me, that the tour of the castle only with management is possible, unless already 5 minutes after the start of the leadership (since no other guest there was no leadership at all, and I there was at the time now please one hour to the next should wait. The proposal, because I now, as well as 5 minutes ago was the only guest now carry out the leadership, was rejected. I was still told that they so clearly in Spanish (not in English, while all other information in several languages were available) at its visitors center have written, that you must sign here, if you want to the Castle, the castle itself there is not - the note very logical. Since I had after this unfriendly discussion, I also don't want to sit more at over 30 degrees an hour futile around and so I kan stop say anything about the Interior of the Castle.
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  • May 12, 2017
    Visit advisable by the Calatravas parties. Advisable to hold meals for groups inside.
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  • Fantastic. An unforgettable visit. Very well preserved. Exceptional views. And 10 points for the tour guide, passionate about his work. Important: Call before you go, to arrange the visit, if not the castle can find you it closed.
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  • Magnificent Castle Muslim who had great relevance with the calatravos Christians. Very nice and great job of reconstruction to date. Guided tours are worth.
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  • Historic castle of the sierra sur de Jaén framed on the route of the Caliphate. Alcaudete logo, has been restored and transformed into a Center for visitors, with Museum, shop and program of cultural activities in its interior and surroundings. The view from the panoramic view of the town are impressive and is located very close to the square of the village and Church of Santa Maria.
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  • Excellent conservation of the heritage. And a great tour guide.
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  • Amazing conservation and its views. It is worth visiting it.
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