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Fortaleza de la Mota Admission Ticket
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Fortaleza de la Mota Admission Ticket
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Declared Heritage of Cultural Interest of Andalusia. The monumental group of the Fortress of La Mota is strategically perched on the peak of a rugged hill, 1033 m. above sea level. These features, its structure and location, enabled it to have a...more
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Castillo-Fortaleza de la Mota, 23680 Alcala la Real, Spain
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All reviewsaudio guideticket officewell worth a visitstunning viewsplenty of parkingwhole experiencecar parkmain churchdifferent culturesfree parkingmany timeswe spent hoursspain tripfantastic placea lot of moneywonderful experiencea great deal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth it for the amazing views alone. Not expensive - take the audio guide that is complimentary with the entrance fee - jaw dropping fortress - you can just imagine yourself in medieval times..... good for teenagers too.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and me visited this beautiful castle in Alcalá la Real. To start it’s cheap, we paid €6. Second the audio guide is amazing. It takes on the story of a knight that visits the castle with his men and talks you through the...More

1  Thank Roderic v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great couple of hours spent investigating this old city built on the top of a rugged hill. Many different cultures from the Moors to medieval Spanish have left their mark on this location. Well worth a visit if nothing else to marvel at the views!...More

1  Thank Adrian_and_Lesley
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Well-preserved ancient fortress that bears traces of the different cultures that have occupied it over the centuries.

Thank Timon88
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Alcalá La Real is near our base, so we visited on a sleepy Spring Sunday morning. There were very few visitors and we were able to have a good leisurely look round. It’s a fort complex overlooking the modern town below. It’s mostly walls, towers,...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 hours walking round the castle with a translation handset. It was not busy so we were able to get round very easily. It was fascinating and really good value for money

1  Thank Jean T
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Moorish fort with stunning panoramic views. Parking on site and lots of relics to see, well wort a wonder round

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We made a small detour from Granada to Cordoba and stopped in this amazing place. There is free parking next to the ticket office, and the entry fee includes the audioguide. Afterwards we start our climb to the main site, passing through several stop points....More

Thank MariSilva186
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This castle is rightly the number one attraction in Alcala. There are plenty of English translations at various points around the extensive area of the fortress, and do not miss the video presentation in the main church at 1-30pm. Highly recommended.

Thank AggiePirate
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited Alcala la Real on impulse and hadn't really planned to come here, but we were very lucky that we chose to visit, as the castle is an amazing example of regional culture and is well looked after. There is restoration work still ongoing...More

Thank John B
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Response from Bernd S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry meant to say "didn't"
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The car park is located at the foot of some steps up to the entrance of the fort. The steps are obviously uphill but are not too difficult, probably about 80 to 100 metres. Then there is a gently walk up to the main entrance... More
2 July 2015|
Response from Ángel L |
Hello Derek, Thank you for your interest to visit the fortress of La Mota. Near to the parking in the tourism information point you can buy your ticket and after that you can go up to the top by car. Thank you¡¡
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