Things to see and do - Alcalá la Real
Alcalá la Real Travel guide
Alcalá la Real : Michelin's recommendations
This charming border town, prehistoric in origin, is located in the south of the province, in a hilly region covered by olive trees. Because of its strategic location, it was a major battleground for Christians and Muslims. Today, Alcalá is a lively agricultural and commercial centre, and birthplace of the great poet Juan Ruiz, known as the Archpriest of Hita, as well as the medieval sculptors Juan Martínez Montañés and Pablo de Rojas.
Tourist attractions Alcalá la Real : Things to see and do
This abandoned fortress stands majestically on top of the Mota hill, and comprises two sections from different periods: the Arab alcazaba, built like a castle with its courtyard and three towers; and the abbey churches. Along the walls, the ruins of ..
pl. del Arcipreste de Hita
On the pleasant Plaza del Arcipreste de Hita, the town hall is housed in a magnificent 18C baroque building flanked by two towers. Built by Fernando Tapia, a lunar dial of great artistic value stands opposite.
Carrera De Las Mercedes
This simple neo-Classical building has a doorway with a relief decorated with coats of arms, and stands in front of the lovely Álamos fountain. The balcony on the façade is Renaissance style. Nowadays it houses the tourist office and a small municipa..
Hotels Alcalá la Real
Conde de Torrepalma, 2 E - 23680 Alcalá la Real
Torrepalma is a modern hotel located 1.1 km from Alcala la Real Town Centre, between Jaén and Granada. It offers free WiFi in all areas, private parking and an Andalusian-style restaurant. Rooms at Hotel Torrepalma have classic style and include sat..