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Alcala la Real is located in Jaen Region , Andalucia

This popular large historical town 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.

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Quick information of Alcala la Real Jaen:

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22870 residents

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Schools

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

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158km to Malaga

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Health clinic

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Municipal pool

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Beach 1h15

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53km to Granada

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Shops, Bars, Restaurants

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Golf nearby

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Bus and train service

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219km to Sevilla

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Alcala la Real Jaen Location

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Local Information

Alcala de Real Coat of Arms
Ayuntamiento de Alcala la Real

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

http://www.alcalalareal.es/

 

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Alcala la Real information

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.

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La Mota Castle

 

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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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