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Contact details

Calle Castillo de la Mota, s/n
23680  Alcalá la Real, Jaén  (Andalusia)
info@tuhistorio.org
http://www.tuhistoria.org
Tel.:+34 902702067
Tel.:+34 953102717

Location

Autonomous region:
Andalusia

Province/Island:
Jaén

Jaén

Reservations


Description

The remains of the old Al-Andalus town and the buildings erected after the Reconquest stand on the top of a hill that dominates Alcalá la Real.

A veritable Al-Andalus town used to be situated on this strategic hill, with a main mosque, citadel, residential area and market. The remains were uncovered after several archaeological campaigns.
Some of the remains preserved include the abbatial church of Santa María la Mayor, a Gothic-Renaissance church (16th-17th centuries) that was abandoned, like the rest of the site, in the 18th century, when the inhabitants moved to the plain where the town is today.
The citadel is a fortified enclosure with a triangular floor plan, rebuilt in the 16th century, with towers at the corners, where the 20-metre-high keep stands out.
There are also still stretches of walls, towers (Prison Tower) and gates (Imagen Gate) from the walled enclosure, which is one of the longest in Andalusia.
 

Construction:
Fortress

Artistic period:
Gothic

Practical information

Schedule

From Oct 15 to Mar 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 17:30



From Apr 01 to Oct 14
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:30 to 19:30


Closed: 1 and 6 January and 25 December


Prices

General: €6
Children: €3
(7 to 16 years)
Children: Free for children 6 years and under
Groups: €5
(Groups of minimum 20 people)

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