The castle of Almodóvar del Río is also known as the castle of La Floresta. It is located on the “El Redondo” mountain in the town of Almodóvar del Río, province of Córdoba. Visit the castle inside and enjoy the activities and experiences it has to offer.
Access is by foot, bike, motorbike, car and minibus (maximum 30 seats) from Monday to Friday. On weekends, bank holidays and long weekends, access to the castle can only be on foot or by minibus, at a cost of €1 per person. This will depend on the season, so please consult the website.
It has a large parking area at the foot of the hill, from where you can start to enjoy your visit thanks to the incredible views of the Sierra Morena and the village of Almodóvar del Río.
Once you are at the top, to continue enjoying the surroundings of the fortress, you can follow a signposted panoramic path around it, from which you can contemplate the beauty of the Cordoba countryside.
When you enter the entrance gate of Almodóvar Castle, its courtyards, towers and battlements will make you feel as if you have been teleported back to the Middle Ages.
Throughout your visit, with the help of the map provided at the entrance, available in 7 languages, the explanatory panels, in 4 languages, and the free audio-guides, in 3 languages, you will be able to learn all about the history that runs through the corridors and corners of the fortress.
At the end of your visit, you will be able to enjoy a patio with tables and benches in the shade of the trees, where you can rest and enjoy the experience.
In order for you to enjoy your experience, Almodóvar Castle offers you a wide range of possibilities for your visit. Here is a brief explanation of what they have to offer.
If you are interested in one of its modalities, consult the official website of the Castillo de Almodóvar, where you can read in detail the rates, timetables, conditions and make your reservation.
You can visit the castle at your own pace with the help of a map, explanatory panels and free audio-guides. With this type of visit, you will have access to all the rooms except the Neo-Gothic palace, a private residential area.
During your tour, you can enjoy the projection on the life of the 12th Count of Torralva and his building project, as well as the documentary “History of a dream”. Complete your visit with a relaxing stroll through the Moat Garden, divided into zones according to the type of vegetation (Oriental, High Mountain, Mediterranean, Tropical and Floral), ending the tour at the castle’s impressive viewpoint.
In this case, the visit to the castle, which lasts approximately 1.5 hours, will be accompanied by one of the guides, who will tell you all about the history behind the fortification walls.
The cultural guided tour is available in the following languages: Spanish, English and French.
This option is ideal for infant and primary schools.
Through the dramatised visit, the pupils will be able to understand the ways of life and customs of the Middle Ages, with the help of the ladies of the Court and the different characters who live in the Castle, as well as His Majesty King Peter I.
You will be able to enjoy a very special guided tour, accompanied by the very Mayordomo and faithful knight of His Majesty King Pedro I, Mr. Men Rodríguez de Sanabria.
A dramatised visit for the whole family.
The Castle of Almodóvar has been witness to the acclaimed North American television series Game of Thrones, specifically it was one of the locations for the filming of the 7th season.
If you are a fan of the series, you can enjoy a tour that takes you around all the locations where the different scenes of the series were filmed. In this way, you can discover the places that gave life to two different kingdoms: on the one hand, the dungeons of the castle, which were part of the Kingdom of Casterly Rock, and on the other, the fortress in its entirety, which represented the Kingdom of House Tyrell, Highgarden.
In addition to being the setting for Game of Thrones, Almodóvar Castle has also been a filming location for a number of other shoots, including Richard Harris’s “Camelot”, the setting for the Martini commercial, and “Dardanelles” with Ava Gadner.
The Castillo de Almodóvar offers an unrivalled setting where you can celebrate any type of event you wish.
If you are interested in enjoying their facilities and stays, contact the organisation, ask for a quote and the information you need without any kind of obligation, and they will try to adapt to you and your needs.
In addition to visiting the castle, you can also take part in organised activities such as those offered on their website, where you can consult the prices, conditions and restrictions due to the current health situation caused by COVID-19.
Eat and enjoy, as the guests of Peter I, known as “The Cruel”, had to do, in an organised banquet where you will enjoy “rich delicacies that my cooks have prepared, knowing that they already know my culinary tastes”. at an organised banquet where you will enjoy “rich delicacies that my cooks have prepared, knowing already of my culinary tastes”.
With exact replicas of the 14th century armour, the medieval combat club BOHURT ZONA SUR, which belongs to the national league of MEDIEVAL COMBATS, carries out its training sessions in the Castle of Almodovar in the most faithfully reproduced way.
During these days you will be able to enjoy authentic reproductions of the customs and daily life of the period between 1350 and 1360, in the middle of the 14th century. XIVTH CENTURY. Among the recreations you will be able to see are: the rebellions between Pedro I “The Cruel” and Enrique II of Castile for the possession of the Castle of Almodóvar, falconry, music concerts, assaults on the castle, medieval dances, battles, etc…
This unique experience will make you relive the legends, mysteries, sensations, wandering souls, spirits and indescribable beings that belong to the history of the Castle of Almodóvar, in the company of the Rela Butler of Pedro I, Men Rodríguez de Sanabria.
Take advantage of the setting offered by Castillo de Almodóvar and its surroundings to enjoy the celebration of your wedding, or the organisation of any type of event, whether it be a family, friends or company/business meeting, congresses, gala dinners, or even the development of team building activities.
Celebrating your wedding in such a special place as the castle will make it unforgettable. The whole team offers you their experience and enthusiasm to make your day the happiest day of your lives.
Contact us by email or telephone to request information about the celebration of your wedding or any other type of event. The Almodóvar Castle always has the ideal place to organise it, you can choose between the viewpoint, the parade ground, surrounded by battlements and the Palace of the Count of Torralva, the sober, sturdy, spacious and magnificent library and many others.
From swords, shields and puzzles for the youngest members of the family to Extra Virgin Olive Oil under the name of Cortijo La Reina, you can buy a souvenir of this special visit in the medieval shop of the castle.
You can also request, through the website of the Castillo de Almodóvar or in the shop itself, the purchase of the Official Guide to the Castillo de Almodóvar, featuring photographs, illustrations and unpublished plans that allow the reader to learn all about the history of this great fortress located in the Guadalquivir Valley.
The Castle of Almodóvar, of Arab origin and built around the year 740, is located in the village of Almodóvar del Río, in the province of Córdoba, and played a fundamental role in its defence due to its strategic location. This is due to the fact that it is located on the top of the hill of La Floresta, a hill of some 252 metres next to the Guadalquivir River, which was navigable at that time.
The history of Almodóvar Castle dates back to 1629, when Francisco del Corral y Guzmán took possession of it. However, with the passing of time this castle fell into disuse and was abandoned. The construction was left in a very bad state due to the inclemency of the weather and the use of many of its stones as ashlars for the houses of the town of Almodóvar.
Later, Rafael, the twelfth Count of Torralva, inherited the fortress and wanted to make it his residence, to which he devoted thirty-five years of his life (1902-1936), but, unfortunately, he never got to see it completely finished.
Fortunately, subsequent generations have continued to care for the castle to this day. It was in 2001, when the doors were opened to visitors with the aim of making this majestic architectural work known and sharing the history that envelops its walls, through unforgettable experiences that bring you closer to the Middle Ages.