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
E - 23680 Alcalá la Real
This fortress standing on the Mota hill has some superb panoramic views over the village and its surroundings. Stones and rocks form the town walls that are penetrated by seven doors - note the main door that seems very much like the Door of Justice ..
pl. del Arcipreste de Hita E - 23680 Alcalá la Real
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 E - 23680 Alcalá la Real
This simple neo-classical building has a portal 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.
Hotels Alcalá la Real
Conde de Torrepalma, 2 E - 23680 Alcalá la Real
Torrepalma is a modern hotel in the old centre of Alcalá la Real, between Jaén and Granada. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas, private parking and an Andalusian-style restaurant. Rooms at Hotel Torrepalma have classic style and include satellite TV...