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Castillo de Almodóvar

Being one of the major attractions throughout the Province of Cordoba, you should not miss this impressive castle. Located just 22 kilometers or 14 miles to the west of the capital city, it is truly worth visiting!

The Almodovar Castle, or Castillo de Almodóvar, sits above the town of Almodovar, on top of a sheer-walled monolith. Therefore, it cannot only be seen from large distance, but offers spectacular vistas over the entire Guadalquivir Valley.

The castle’s origins date back to Roman times. The actual construction, however, was built by the Arabs in 760. Under the rule of Fernando III it came to the Christians in 1240, and under Pedro I and Enrique II it even served as royal residence. Later the fortress was handed to the knightly order of Calatrava and then to the order of Santiago. Finally, in 1903 the Earl of Torralva, then the owner, began restoring the castle. These efforts lasted until 1936. Therefore, the historic structure is amazingly well-preserved even today.

All times the Castillo was important for the city of Cordoba, since its strategic location contributed to assuring the city’s security. Located above the Guadalquivir, which was navigable until Cordoba at ancient times, the castle could control the traffic on the river.

Castillo del Almodóvar has a total of nine massive towers. The two largest ones, the Donjon (la torre del Homenaje) and the School Tower (la torre de la Escuela), are located at northern and southern edges and can be ascended. From top of the towers, visitors can enjoy spectacular secenic views.

The castle is open year round with exception of December 25 and January 1. On weekends and holidays there is no midday break.

Visitors may tour the castle on their own account or attend a guided tour. An unforgettable experience is attending one of the knight’s banquets that are offered on various dates. To attend one of these rustic events, visitors should contact the castle management well before visiting for further information regarding dates and details.

In November 2016, the castle has been the set for parts of the seventh season of the Game of Thrones series.

Black Moon at the Castle
Come and join an unforgettable nightly tour of the legendary castle. Get as close to its mysteries and tales as one can. More Information





Open all year except for 12/25 and 1/1 (all day) and 12/24, 12/31 and 01/05 (afternoon).

1 April - 30 September
Monday - Friday
11 am - 2.30 pm and
4 pm - 8 pm
Weekends and holidays
11 am - 8 pm

1 October - 31 March
Monday - Friday
11 am - 2.30 pm
4 pm - 7 pm

Weekends and holidays
11 am - 7 pm

Last admission is one hour before closure.


Adults: 10.00 EUR
Seniors over 65: 8.50 EUR
Students: 8.50 EUR
Juniors (5-13 years): 6.00 EUR
Kids under 5 years: free

1 EUR per person off for groups ecxeeding 25 group members

Guided Tours on weekends and holidays
at 12 noon and 4.30 pm (Admission and tour)
Adults: 15.00 EUR
Juniors: 11.00 EUR
Kids under 5 years: free

Guided tours

Available on weekends and holidays at 12 noon and 4.30 pm (in summer 5 pm) for individuals and groups.


Guided tours available
Gift Shop
Medieval Banquets (on request)
Event Organization
Parking Facilities

Getting there

From Cordoba follow the A-431 highway westbound, direction Palma del Río. You can’t miss the castle.
There are free parking facilities right at the entrance.


Castillo de Almodóvar
14720 Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba)
Tel.: (+34) 957 63 40 55
Email: castillo@castillodealmodovar.com
Web: www.castillodealmodovar.com


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