Alcalá la Real · Jaén

Alcalá la Real · Jaén

Alcalá la Real,
you have to see it

The echoes of bygone times can be felt in Alcalá la Real through the inimitable beauty of the Fortaleza de la Mota. This ancient walled city can be seen from afar and is a must-see for History and heritage lovers.

It is a monumental work at 1,033m above sea level where military and everyday elements blend, and the Muslim aspects meet the Christian ones.

The Fortaleza de la Mota

Monuments

The Fortaleza de la Mota

The Fortaleza de la Mota is the most outstanding monumental attraction in Alcalá It is an old walled city that was abandoned in the 16th-17th centuries. Its restoration and the Interpretation Centre of Life on the Frontier help to learn about how and who lived on the last frontier of Al-Andalus.

Opening Hours:

Winter opening hours (October 15th to March 31st)
– Monday to Sunday from 10.00h to 18.00h

Summer opening hours (April to October 14th)
– Monday to Sunday from 10:30h to 19.30h

Special opening hours: December 24th, December 31th, January 5th: 10.00h to 14.00h

Closed: January 1st, January 6th, December 25th

Abbatial Palace

The construction of the Abbatial Palace dates back to 1781, when the Abbot Esteban Lorenzo de Mendoza y Gatica completed the rebuilding of an old manor house. It is currently home to the Archaeological Museum, which has four rooms that cover the most important aspects of the history of Alcalá, from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. The collections relating to the Roman site of the Domus Herculana and the Tesorillo de Ermita Nueva, a 10th century Caliphate treasure, are particularly noteworthy. X.

Opening Times:

Opening hours all year round
– Monday to Sunday from 10.00h to 18.00h

Special Opening hours: December 24th, December 31th, January 5th: from 10.00h to 14.00h

Closed: January 1st, January 6th, December 25th

Alcalá la Real, your destination all year

Discover
Alcalá la Real

Strolling through the town centre and the streets of Alcalá la Real is a way of discovering beautiful corners full of tradition and peace. In its historic centre, declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1967, the urban layout and buildings that arose outside the walls of the Fortress from the 16th century onwards coexist with the remains of the rich modernist architecture of the first third of the 20th century.

Any excuse is a good reason to visit Alcalá la Real: getting there is easy, but leaving is not so easy.

Contact with us

Fortaleza de la Mota, s/n. 23680 Alcalá la Real (Jaén)

953 10 27 17 – 689 006 502


    Fortaleza de la Mota, s/n. 23680 Alcalá la Real (Jaén)

    953 10 27 17 – 689 006 502






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