Almodóvar del Río Travel Guide

  • Almodóvar as seen from its famous castle
    Almodóvar as seen from its famous castle
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    San Luis restaurant
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  • San Luis hostal
    San Luis hostal
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Almodóvar del Río Things to Do

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    by Martin_S. Updated Aug 6, 2008

    The best view we had of the Lion Hall was from one of the towers, you can see it in the first photo. On our visit it was closed and we could only get a glimpse of what was inside through a very dirty window. The second photo shows Zohara decending to the dungeon in the tower. The third photo shows Zohara trying to remove Excalibur from its rock....now what in the world did Castillo de Almodovar have to do with England's King Arthur and Excalibur???
    The last two photos show a few of the views around the castle, one of the Capilla (that dome structure) and the windows and door inside the tower.

    Lion Hall, Castillo de Almodovar, Spain Zohara in dungeon of Castillo de Almodovar, Spain Zohara and Excalibur, Castillo de Almodovar Castillo de Almodovar, Capilla and Patio Castillo de Almodovar, windows and door in tower
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    by Martin_S. Updated Jun 26, 2008

    This is one castle that you have NO CHANCE of missing, it sits on the highest hill and the plains and town below it do little, actually nothing to conceal it. It brought to mind when we first saw it the fairy tale castles from King Arthur of England with its towers and minaretts
    You can see and learn more if you like at -
    http://www.idealspain.com/Pages/Places/Buildings/AlmodovarCas.htm
    and
    http://www.castles.org/castles/Europe/Western_Europe/Spain/Almodovar-Cordoba/index.htm
    The offical web site is in Spanish, but you can still wander there a bit.

    Crenelated tower and arrow slit, Almodovar, Spain Inside the walls, Castillo de Almodovar, Spain The Tower, Castillo de Almodovar, Spain Homenaje Tower, Castillo de Almodovar, Spain Along the ramparts, Castillo de Almodovar, Spain
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    by vibi68 Updated Sep 21, 2005

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    This is a "must" if you are in the vicinity of Almodovar. the Castle was built in 760 by the Arabs occupying at the time Al-Aldalus' territory. It underwent many restorations, the most important one being the 1902 one, by the Count of Torralva... a gigantic man who refused to let go of the castle and see it dissapear in the same fashion most Spanish Castle died: slowly deconstructed, brick by brick towards the construction of little town houses below. The visit is breathtaking and frankly one of the most intelligent and informative I've ever seen. Allthough there was no guides to lead us, there are panels all over the place, on walls, to describe the usage of certain rooms, the Castle "of the time", the costumes worn by dwellers of the castle... as well as a truly great chronological exhibition of swords, spears, knives, etc. A specific room also serves as a museum for in it, the reconstruction of the Castle is explained and souvenirs and relics are on display. The Castle offer restauration services at fair prices... but the best is that in the summer Medieval banquets are offered on Sunday at 14h00: the menu includes only medieval recipies that one has to eat with their hands, right in the innercourt while enjoying a show of medieval music and dancing. Prices are around 15Euros and include access to visit the Castle and an afternoon of midieval fun otherwise only the visit is 5Euros.

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Almodóvar del Río Hotels

  • Hostal San Luis

    Almodóvar del Río has a hotel, Al-Mudawar, and a hostal, Joki, located in the old town. We opted...

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