Andalusia Sights

Fortaleza de la Mota (Hilltop Fortress)

  • Calle Castillo de la Mota, s/n Map It
  • Alcalá la Real
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The town of Alcalá la Real itself was gradually rebuilt, but the hilltop fortress, consisting of the alcazaba (citadel) and the abbey church that Alfonso XI built, was more or less ignored. Up until the late 1990s, exposed skeletons were visible in some open tombs on the floor of the church. Today visitors can wander around the ruins and visit the small archaeological museum.

Sight Information


Calle Castillo de la Mota, s/n, Alcalá la Real, 23680, Spain

Map It

Sight Details:

  • €6
  • Apr.–Oct. 14, daily 10:30–7:30; Oct. 15–Mar., Sun.–Fri. 10–5:30, Sat. 10–6

Published 08/18/2015


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