Alarcos Archaeological Site – Alarcos Chapel

Approximately 8 km 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.

    Free admission.

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Archaeological Site Opening Times:

   WINTERTIME (15/09 to 15/04):

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:00 – 18:00

Audiovisual tours and museum: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 16:00

  SUMMERTIME (15/04 to 15/09):

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 / 18:00 – 20:00

Audiovisual tours and museum: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 16:00  and 17:00

Audio guides available for independent visits to the park.

Groups wishing to hire guided tours, please send a request to administracion@museov.ayto-ciudadreal.es

Alarcos Chapel Opening Times:

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