This magnificent fortress, which dates to approximately 730 AD, is located within the municipality of Almodovar del Rio, just 22 km from Cordoba, in the heart of the countryside of this impressive city, which attracts visitors from across the globe as one of the most popular destinations within Spain and the entire of Europe.
Of Moorish origin, Castillo de Almodovar can be found at the top of a spectacular vantage point – surrounded by quaint whitewashed houses – and one which bears faithful witness to the numerous feats and deeds to have taken place within the four walls of this construction, which can be seen for many miles around, owing to its raised position, such from the AVE railway routes to Malaga or Seville, from national motorways and from other nearby towns.
The town of Almodovar del Rio from which the fortress can be reached on foot, boasts numerous highly-reputed restaurants and eating establishments in addition to various leisure activities and other tourist attractions. The area’s friendly, accommodating people will do their utmost to ensure your visit is as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
The surrounding areas of the town offer visitors the opportunity to visit its natural parks, go hiking along local trails or organize kayaking trips on the River Guadalquivir, all of which are sure to make for an unforgettable day – whatever activity you choose. Below is some useful information on the local activities on offer:
Xtreme Gene is the most popular wakeboarding and water-skiing club in the whole of Europe and offers world-class training for all levels, using the only best boats and the most cutting-edge equipment, including a new 2-way UBACK cable.
The club is located right on the Pantano de la Breña reservoir. There are various packages on offer, from week-long or weekend courses to daily classes.
Phone: (+34) 957 05 70 10
Active Andalusia is an active tourism company devoted to organization and development of sporting activities and unique experiences within Andalucia’s most remarkable settings.
The company offers activities which cater to all ages and experience levels: individuals, couples, groups, schools, companies… Or should you prefer, they can tailor a programme especially to your needs.
Phone: (+34) 615 66 69 23.
Solar Tourist Boat
Touristic boat service by ecological boat in the reservoir of la breña 2, just 15 minutes from Córdoba. Enjoy our sunset in a privileged environment aboard a very peculiar boat, silent, without engine noise and respecting the environment.
A unique experience.
Pantano de la Breña
A stone’s throw away from Almodovar del Rio, ‘La Breña’ is one of the largest artificial reservoirs in Andalucia, the latest phase of which was built in 2005.
The lake has been converted into an unparalleled setting for leisure and recreation, with unrivalled views and guaranteed entertainment. What’s more, its banks border the Hornachuelos natural park and as a result, the area has been inundated with natural wealth, including types of flora and fauna of great ecological value.