Alcaudete Castle

Alcaudete, Spain

Castillo de Alcaudete was built by the Arabs over the remains of a previous Roman fortification and taken by the Christians in 1085 during the reign of Alfonso VI. For almost three hundred years thereafter, the castle kept changing hands until 1340 when the Christians took it over.

The design is polygon in shape, adjusted to the terrain escarpments. The structure is surmounted by six towers, including the Tower of Homage, which has a door on the north side, guarded by two additional towers.

Today it has become a tourism-cultural space which houses the Interpretation Centre on the life of the Military Order of Calatrava. Visitors will go back to the 13th century to discover the construction of a castle on the border with the Nasrid Kingdom, the lifestyle and internal structure of the Order, the military armament used for the assault and defence of a fortress.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Glynn J R (4 months ago)
Fantastic views and walks around the castle - parking is easy up here. Close to the main square with cafes and some shops.
Amanda Slade (6 months ago)
Return visit and very pleased with the new extras added. I bought ticket from i office. Great little castle.
Nicholas Booth (7 months ago)
Stunning building overlooking the town. Lit up at night its beautiful. The views out over the hills seeing just olive trees. One of my favourite views
ariel kotzer (10 months ago)
andalucía is dotted with villages and towns that have a castle on top of a rocky hill, in various shapes, sizes and states of upkeep or deterioration. this one is well kept, with reconstructions of contraptions that were used to attack and defend the castle, and a great view of the town and countryside.
Yolanda Sanchez (2 years ago)
Worthy to visit and learn a bit more about the region and the medieval time. Perfect for a weekend getaway with children or without. Views: Spectacular Ticket price: 6€ (September 2021). Reasonable price. Employees: Very kind and patient. We arrived 10 minutes before they close. As it was our last day in the town, they stay and wait for us until we finish the visit. (Many thanks!) Pics: all pictures that I took are without filters. Advise: Check the opening hours for the visit and take your time to enjoy the monument.
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