The Fortaleza de la Mota in Alcalá la Real, is one of the most outstanding medieval defensive monuments in the province of Jaén. Get your ticket to visit it!
Fortaleza de la Mota Ticket
Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, during the Andalusian period, the Fortaleza de la Mota is one of the best-preserved medieval defensive buildings in the province of Jaén. This spectacular castle is located on a hill in Alcalá la Real with spectacular views.
You can explore the castle at your leisure and your ticket includes an English audioguide so you can learn about the history of the different areas of this great monument.
La Alcazaba, the military quarter
Admire the thick walls surrounding the castle and its several watchtowers such as the Torre de la Vela, the Torre Mocha and the Torre del Homenaje.
El Bahondillo, the popular quarter
Within the walled perimeter there is also an old residential neighbourhood called El Bahondillo where you'll be able to admire some fascinating cave dwellings. There is also a nevero, a space protected from the sun to preserve food and drink. What's more, you can see the remains of the wine cellars and learn about the importance of wine production in this part of Andalusia during the Andalusian period.
La Medina, the noble quarter
The current Main Abbey was built in Christian times on the remains of the old mosque. We'll marvel at this Renaissance building with its gargoyles and pinnacles.
In this area we can also find the Torre de la Cárcel prison tower and the Casas del Cabildo houses, which made up the administrative and religious centre of the fortress. The remains of the ancient noble palaces that were occupied by the wealthy class are also preserved.
- 15 October to 31 March: open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
- 1 April to 14 October: open daily from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Over 65sUS$ 3.50
European Youth Card holdersUS$ 3.50
Children between 7 and 16 years oldUS$ 3.50
Children under 7 years oldFree
Ticket to Fortaleza de La Mota.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Alcalá la Real).
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Fortaleza de La Mota.