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Castillo de Alcaudete, Alcaudete

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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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  • Well preserved castle, high on a hill with long views over the surrounding area. We spent a long time exploring the walls and excellent exhibitions. for some reason i found the bell tower particularly...  more »
  • Soldier-monks who built most of the castle (13th-14th century) that is preserved today on a hill overlooking the town.  more »
  • Like many hilltop castles in this part of Spain the views over the surrounding countryside are spectacular. This town is off the tourist trail so tours are at 11am and, I think, 5-30pm only. The guide...  more »
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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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  • Very iconic and original. Panoramic views
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  • Interesting i emblematic of well-preserved medieval style. Is open to public and houses a small Museum of the era in which it was most commonly used. I recommend.
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