Alarcos Archaeological Site

Ciudad Real

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Alarcos Archaeological Site

Before there was Ciudad Real, there was ancient Alarcos. 8 km from the city, this Bronze Age excavation site also contains Iberian and medieval remains (a castle and Gothic chapel). The site was a fortified city in the 6th century, and after conquest in 1212, the citizens relocated down river to modern-day Ciudad Real.

Do & See

Ciudad Real is a city of churches and cathedrals, each more impressive than the last. Be sure to also walk through the winding alleys in the historic centre, and marvel at the imposing Puerta de Toledo, a remnant of the ancient city walls.