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Alacala la Real Jaen

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Quick information of Alcala La Real:

22.870 Residents

Schools, universities

Antequera 112km Malaga 158km Granada 53km Sevilla 219km

158km Malaga

Health Clinic, Hospital

Municipal pool

1h45

53km Granada

Shops, Bars, Restaurants

Golf nearby

Bus station

219km Sevilla

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Alcala de Real Coat of Arms
Ayuntamiento de Alacala la Real

Plaza Arcipreste de Hita s/n 23680 Alcala la Real, Jaen Telephone: 953 58 00 00

http://www.alcalalareal.es/

Alacala la Real

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This delightful large town has a population of approximately 22,000 and is located on the N432 between Cordoba (85km) and Granada (47km) although, technically, it falls within the province of Jaen. The town has a large English community and there are several English bars and a language college. 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.

View of Alcala la Real
La Mota Castle

This delightful large town has a population of approximately 22,000 and is located on the N432 between Cordoba (85km) and Granada (47km) although, technically, it falls within the province of Jaen. The town has a large English community and there are several English bars and a language college. 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.

View of Alcala la Real
Local festivals

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

August 15 - Virgin de la Mercedes A dazzling procession with more than 12,000 lit candles. September 21-25 Annual fair of San Mateo

Castle Alcala la Real
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