Fortress of La Mota, in Alcalá la Real.

Alcalá la Real

From afar, the majesty of the Fortress of La Mota historical monument site indicates to travellers that they are approaching one of the most complex defensive systems in Al-Andalus, and one of the most important centres of culture and power after the Christian conquest of Al-Andalus. To walk past its walls, pass through the ancient gates and stroll along the narrow streets is an invitation to travel back in time and recreate life in the borderland.

Location map
Location and Access

The fortress of La Mota is located in the city centre of Alcalá la Real. It can be reached via the Granada-Cordoba N-432 road, A-339.

  • Latitude:  37.460552
  • Longitude:  -3.930066

Telephone: +34 953102717

Visiting Times


  • Spring-Summer, 1 April to 14 October, Monday to Sunday: 10:30 to 19:30
  • Autumn-Winter, 15 October to 31 March, Monday to Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00


  • All year round: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 18:00

Closed on 25 December and 1-6 January. Special opening hours from 10:00 to 14:00 on 24 and 31 December and 5 January.

Other Services
  • Car parks.
  • Access and parking area for coaches.