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Tour of the La Mota fortress

Huge fortress above the town of Alcalá le Real

Petr Liška
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Tour of the La Mota fortress
Inserted: 18.12.2018
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

The biggest attraction of the Andalusian city of Alcalá la Real is the huge fortress of La Mota, which rises on a hill to the west of the city. If you are traveling between Cordoba and Granada, be sure to make a stop here and climb the fortress. Not only the fortress, but also the views from it are worth it

View of the fortress

The fortress has its own exit from the N-432 motorway, or you can reach it through the city. There are parking lots north and south of the fortress. Then you can choose one of several paths and slowly approach the fortress

View of the fortress
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View of the town of Alcalá la Real

The castle offers a great view of the city with a nice church in the center

View of the town of Alcalá la Real
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Under the castle

The fortifications of La Mota Castle are truly magnificent. This part is called Alcazaba and there is the largest tower Torre del Homenaje

Under the castle
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Endless sets of olive trees

Endless sets of olive trees stretch to the west of the castle

Endless sets of olive trees
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The way of fortresses

Around the Alcazaba, the road leads to the very top of the hill

The way of fortresses
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Church of Santo Domingo

The second dominant feature of the fortress is the huge church Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Church of Santo Domingo
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View of the fortress from the other side

From the other west side, the terrain decreases from the fortress only slowly

View of the fortress from the other side
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Landscape around Alcalá la Real

The surrounding landscape is picturesque – olive groves, farms and mountains on the horizon

Landscape around Alcalá la Real
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