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Alcaudete Castle

  • View of Alcaudete in Jaén by night, with the castle in the background © Ayuntamiento de Alcaudete

    View of Alcaudete in Jaén by night, with the castle in the background © Ayuntamiento de Alcaudete

  • View of Alcaudete from the castle © Ayuntamiento de Alcaudete

    View of Alcaudete from the castle © Ayuntamiento de Alcaudete

  

Category

Castle

Date

13th-16th centuries

Style

Gothic
Calle de las torres, s/n
23660 Alcaudete
Jaén, Andalusia
Jaén

Telephone953 560304 (Oficina de Turismo)

E-mailinfo@actual-alcaudete.com

Websitehttp://castillosybatallas.com/es/castillo-de-alcaudete/

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, imposing keep, which was converted in the 16th century into a palatial residence by the recently named Counts of Alcaudete, lords of the town.
 

Practical information

Timetables

 

Oct 01 to May 31

Tuesday to Friday

A 11:00 AM

A 4:30 PM

Public holidays and Weekend

A 11:00 AM

Closing days: Monday

 

May 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Friday

A 5:30 PM

Saturday to Sunday

A 11:00 AM

Rates

 

General: €4

Reduced: €3

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