Alcala la Real – Jaen

Alcala la Real is a popular large historical town in Jaen and boasts its famous La Mota Castle, a large Hospital, many Museums and Public Parks, good choice of Bars, Restaurants and Supermarkets and attracts tourists from all over Europe.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Alcala la Real
Plaza Arcipreste de Hita s/n 23680 Alcala la Real (Jaen)
Telephone: 953-580-000

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 15 min
Golf nearby Antequera 112km Malaga 158km Granada 53km Seville 219km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

This delightful large town of Alcala in Jaen  is located on the N432 between Cordobaand Granada. Although, technically, it falls within the province of Jaen. Alcala la real in Jaen has a large English community and there are several English bars and a language college.

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The town has an impressive fortress and was a strategic stronghold during medieval times, and subsequently occupied by the Moors in 713. Thereafter, Alcala la Real was the scene of frequent battles between the Moors and the Christians. This tumultuous period lasted until 1341 when Alfonso XI gained control of the town. The crown established an abbey here which was deemed the headquarters from where to launch a major offensive on Granada.

Town video


    • February 2 La Candeleria. A mini ‘fallas’ (Valencia) when bonfires are lit throughout the town. Holy Week An important religious holiday with daily processions taking place through the main streets of the town.
    • May 15 – San Isidro Locals enjoy a picnic in the surrounding countryside.
    • June 24 – San Juan Bonfires and fireworks.
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  • August 15 – Virgin de la Mercedes A dazzling procession with more than 12,000 lit candles.
  • September 21-25 – Annual fair of San Mateo.

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