Castillo de Alcaudete, Alcaudete

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  • You can certainly imagine watching it in the middle ages, one of the castles that I find most incredible of that period. If you like history and architecture without a doubt you have to go see him
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  • You can visit him with guide or audio guide, which you can get organized to your liking. Built on the remains of a Roman fortification and relented in his day the order of Calatrava. Various audiovisual can do that you cords visit more than expected.
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  • Visit this castle is a very pleasant experience for that person which history like it. It is true that this very restored, but that already tells it you at the beginning, sweet is the guide that we attended. The views are magnificent. You can see the mountains of Granada, Cordoba and Jaen. The Castle also was Palace is spacious and is visited without difficulty. There are many stairs. Suitable for children completely. During the visit sweet he explained with detail the history of the site and the restoration process in which she same participated, which makes transmitting you particularly well, the sensations that felt to be finding remnants of history in the former cavaciones. By the way give the grace the archaeologist Juan Carlos Castillo and his brother Jose Luis Castillo, both of Torredelcampo, because they collaborated on the restoration of this and other castles of the province, according to said us sweet in this place celebrate weddings civil, meals in which you can put costumes and have so different but very nice experience and other events. I remember that he spoke about 24 euros per person. There is a guided tour in the morning and in the evening, but if not formed group audio-guide. Anyway they are not demanding to form a group. We were five adults and two children in the end, very but very agradable.Como to us became almost at night, because evenings are now very short, sweet minutes lengthened the visit and we could see the illuminated Castle which is a beauty. Thank you sweet, as we say here, you are a beauty. A great professional encourage everyone to visit the castle of Alcaudete.
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  • Interesting and well preserved castle with access to almost all areas and towers. Views from the towers were also great. Friendly staff who opened all doors to us although it was cold and off-season with only the two of visiting the castle!
  • One of the best castles in Andalusia! People are so friendly!
  • Interesting and friendly. Nice views over the town....
  • The best almost intact castle in Andalusia
  • During the Emirate rose an impressive fortress, the castle of Alcaudete, who would achieve fame of inaccessible in the Caliphate period. "Alcaudete is a considerable strong - wrote the historian Al - Idrissi-, built at the foot of a mountain that looks to the West, and where there's a crowded market." The Alcázar was a medina Protection Center commercially very active, located on an important road and commercial network militarily it was coveted by Muslims and Christians alike. These primitive defenses nothing remains, due to the significant restructuring that suffers the defensive set in Almohad times built a new fortress. Likewise, the population is surrounded by a fence or wall built with rammed earth of Earth on masonry basement, defended by small square towers. The Christian conquest of Alcaudete in 1246 and the allocation to the military order of Calatrava, provoked a new restructuring, building the castle that is currently preserved and using the old Alcázar as rampart. Once crossed the main gate, we directly access a pasillo-foso fortified, configured by the walls of the castle itself and other canvases that seek to isolate and defend a central zone, which is higher than the rest of the fortress. This area is configured as a terrace, finding in it the most representative elements of the fortification, such as the Tower of homage, Chapter House or refectory, Corps de garde, the accesses to the adarves, etc. After the taking of Granada and the secondment of the villa to the lordship of Montemayor, the fortress lost its military function. The Lords of Alcaudete, transform the old castle into private residence to manage their farms from here. It has now become a cultural space that houses the center of interpretation over the life of the military order of Calatrava. The visitor will be moved to the 13th century for the construction of a castle on the border of the Nasrid Kingdom, the way of life and internal structure of the order, used war mills for the assault and defence of a fortress and the manual and personal weaponry used by the friars or monks Knights. It was declared a historical monument in 1985.
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