Alcaudete – Jaen

Alcaudete in Jaen is part of Andalucia municipality in the Southern of Spain. There are over 200 archaeological sites in Alcaudete in Jaen, remains of an intense and continuous human occupation since the Paleolithic times.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Alcaudete
Plaza Veintioche de febrero 1, 23650 Alcaudete (Jaen)
Telephone: 953-560-000
http://www.alcaudete.es/

Residents
11135
Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 45 min
Golf nearby Antequera 100km Malaga 145km Granada 74km Seville 200km Bus and train
services
Malaga airport
145Km
Granada airport
74Km
Seville airport
200Km

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It is home to a 12th-14th Moorish castle, located on the top of the hill commanding the town. Other sights include the Santa Maria la Mayor (15th century). Although Alcaudete, Jaen is an inland town it has a large English community living in the town and surrounding villages. Plenty of bars and restaurants, real Spanish living.

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The old Al-Andalus castle of Alcaudete in Jaen is a proud and imposing construction, located in what was a strategic enclave between Christians and Muslims, set between the mountains and olive fields of Alcaucete. The castle was ceded by the Castilian Monarchs to the Military Order of Calatrava.

The soldiers are who built most of the castle (13th-14th century) that is preserved in a extraordinary way. It is constructed on a hill overlooking the town of Alcaudete in Jaen, and consists of a walled polygonal area that adapts to the slopes of the hill. The castle consist in seven towers: two can be found on the main gate, a rounded arch enclosed in a rectangular Moorish moulding (alfiz). Inside the walls there is a high and imposing keep, which in the 16th century was adapted as a stately residence by the recently named Counts of Alcaudete, the residents of the town.

The town of Alcaudete in Jaen has two protected natural areas: the nature reserve lagoon of Chince and lagoon Honda. The most characteristic wildlife of Alcaudete in Jaen are the common badger, (Sierra orbs Ahillos, Chaparral, etc..), the hedgehog which is also common in all areas of inland Alcaudete in Jaen and is especially seen in Los Noguerones, the bobcats which in phase of extinction, they calculate that there are living between 3 and 7 couples, mostly in the Sierra Ahillos and some in the Sierra Orbs.

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