Alarcos Archaeological Site – Alarcos Chapel
Approximately 8 kms from Ciudad Real along the Guadiana River is Alarcos Archaeological Site. It is home to archaeological remains dating back to Bronze Age culture, but of particular interest are its Iberian and medieval remains (a castle and Gothic chapel).
At the end of the 6th century B.C., Oretani Iberian culture was fully consolidated in Alarcos, turning this space into an oppidum or fortified city of great importance. It is still preserved today and its ruins can be visited.
Later, in the mid-12th century, Alfonso VIII started the construction of a new planned city at the site, with a wall, castle and moat. The construction works came to a halt when the settlement fell into the hands of the Almohads following the Battle of Alarcos in 1195. The area’s decline started with its reconquest in 1212, as all repopulation attempts failed, leading Alfonso X the Wise to decide to transfer its settlement to the place known as El Pozuelo Seco de Don Gil, where he founded Villa Real, the modern-day Ciudad Real, in 1255.
Alarcos Iberian oppidum, medieval city and the scene of the battle of Alarcos. Free entry until 30th June of 2023 by prior reservation. Visiting hours or visitor.
From October 1 to Marsh 30:
Thursday (2 passes): 10:30 to 12:00 h.June of 2023 by prior reservation. Visiting hours or visitor
Friday, Saturday & holidays (4 passes): 10:30, 12:00, 14:30, to 16:00 h.
Sunday (2 passes): 10:30 to 12:00 h.
From April 1 to September 30:
Thursday (2 passes): 10:30 to 12:00 h.
Friday, Saturday & holidays (4 passes): 10:30, 12:00, 17:00, to 18:30 h.
Sunday (2 passes): 10:30 to 12:00h.
Closed: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday not holidays.
Made by Appointment on the page: https://ventaenlinea.castillalamancha.es/ventaenlinea/publico/reserva/parquealarcos
Ermita Alarcos Hermitage Sanctuary of the Virgin of Alarcos.
From 15 of Septembre to 14 of April
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 h and from 15:00 to 18:00 h. Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00 h.
From 15 of Abril to 14 of September
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 h and from 18:00 to 21:00 h. Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00 h.
Consult timetable on the phone: 678 455 416.
How to get there:
*8 km far from Ciudad Real by the N-430, headed to Piedrabuena.
*By A-41 taking the exit to Poblete, passing by the town center. It is about 4 km away from the junction where it is indications.