Select Page

Alcalá la Real, Jaén

An historic beginning

A town of two hills, it is not by chance that Alcalá la Real is located in the centre of influence for the area. The natural strategic defensive position is occupied by the fortress of La Mota, the foundations of which date from Roman times but which experienced an expansion under the influence of the Moors. The fortress dominates the surrounding landscape and ensured that the Arabic rulers of the time kept their independence for more than 700 years.

« 1 of 2 »

The land occupied by the modern town of Alcalá la Real has remains of human habitation that date back to prehistoric times. Although the architects of the Roman Empire left their mark, the dominant civilisation was that of the Moors who, from the 7th century until the defeat of the last caliphate of Spain in Granada in 1492, were the ruling defensive and social force.

Posts Calendar

September 2018
« Mar    

This is a demo store for testing purposes — no orders shall be fulfilled. Dismiss

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.