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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Response from jiminysimpson | Reviewed this property |
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
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 to the fort of about another 200 metres . Once up the stairs the walk round the fort is flat and in most part accessible. There are a couple of towers which you may wish to miss out due to their difficulty but I think you would be able to manage the grounds of the fort and enjoy the atmosphere. Hope this helps. If you have any more questions just ask
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.