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Alcalá la Real is a restful town located in the province of Jaen, just an hours drive from the city of Grananda. Here the traditional Spanish lifestyle is rife and this is one of the factors that attracts people to come here. The La Mota Castle is perhaps the most prominent building on the landscape of Alcalá la Real which today has been restored to a high standard, holding much of the regions cultural history. The town itself is home to an abundance of shops selling things such as locally produced wine and olive oil – in fact for miles around you will see that olive, almond and cherry trees are plentiful. There is also a weekly market selling food and clothes and three large supermarkets for you to stock up on your groceries for the duration of your holiday. Many of our properties are located in tranquil areas, accessed by driving along unsurfaced mountain roads. When you take in the stunning views from your villa it will make the journey entirely worthwhile.
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Alcala la Real offers a great range of local wines and olive oils, enjoy some real Spanish dining here. The atmosphere is non-touristic meaning you get a fabulous understanding of the way the locals dine, most restaurants here will be Spanish offer meat and fish platters and of course famously known paella. For a more wider range of restaurants head towards Frigiliana and Nerja.
The Marcelino Serrano Winery is located in Alcala la Real they offer guided tours, introduction into wine tasting and meal options in the winery.
From Alcala la Real it is only an hours drive or bus trip to Granada. Walk the vibrant streets of this fantastic city with its friendly tapas culture and lively flamenco bars or take a peaceful walk around the magnificent Alhambra Palace and gardens - a UNESCSO World Heritage site.
Abbey Church built on the original Alcala Abbey is a magnificent tower of 42 metres high looming above the old part of the city. Gothic architectural style where the vaults are constructed only from hued stone.
To the west of the centre and right at the top of the town you will find the Fortaleza de la Mota or Mota Castle and Abbey which date back to 727 AD. Not only is this a fantastic view point to take some memorable photographs over the town but you can also visit the small museum and take the audio tour of the ruined and restored parts of the castle learning about its interesting history through the ages.
Tennis courts, Go-karting, Bird watching, Horse riding
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