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Contact details

Calle de las torres, s/n
23660  Alcaudete, Jaén  (Andalusia)
info@actual-alcaudete.com
www.actual-alcaudete.com
Tel.:953 560304 (Oficina de Turismo)

Location

Autonomous region:
Andalusia

Province/Island:
Jaén

Jaén

Reservations


Description

Located in what was a strategic enclave between Christians and Muslims, the old Al-Andalus castle of Alcaudete is a proud and imposing construction set between the mountains and olive fields.

Control over it was so important that it passed between Christian and Muslim hands on a number of occasions during the Christian Reconquest of Spain. It was ceded by the Castilian Monarchs to the Military Order of Calatrava. It was these soldier-monks who built most of the castle (13th-14th century) that is preserved today.
It is constructed on a hill overlooking the town of Alcaudete, and consists of a walled polygonal area that adapts to the slopes of the hill, with seven towers: two are on the main gate, a rounded arch enclosed in a rectangular Moorish moulding (alfiz).
Inside the walls there is a high and imposing keep, which in the 16th century was adapted as a stately residence by the recently named Counts of Alcaudete, residents of the town.
 

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Gothic

Practical information

Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 20
From Monday to Friday
11:00
16:30


From Saturday to Sunday
11:00



From Sep 21 to May 31
From Tuesday to Friday
11:00
17:30


From Saturday to Sunday
11:00


Visits can be arranged via the tourist information office.


Prices

General: €4
Reduced: €3

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