Contact details

Calle de las torres, s/n
23660  Alcaudete, Jaén  (Andalusia)
Tel.:953 560304 (Oficina de Turismo)




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


  • From Oct 01 to May 31
  • From Tuesday to Friday

    11:00 AM
  • 4:30 PM
  • Public holidays and Weekend
    11:00 AM
  • Closing days: Monday
  • From May 01 to Sep 30
  • From Tuesday to Friday

    5:30 PM
  • From Saturday to Sunday

    11:00 AM


  • General: €4
  • Reduced: €3


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