Calatrava la Nueva – a medieval castle and convent

Calatrava la Nueva (Sacro convento-castillo de Calatrava la Nueva) is a medieval castle and convent found on the peak of Alacranejo, within the municipality of Aldea del Rey, near Almagro, in the province of Ciudad Real, Castile La Mancha, Spain.

Its name is a reference to the Order of Calatrava, which was originally situated in Calatrava la Vieja, 60 km to the north. In 1217, the Order of Calatrava moved to Calatrava la Nueva. Thus, the original site became known as Calatrava la Vieja (“Old Calatrava”) and the new site as Calatrava la Nueva (“New Calatrava”).

How to get to?

From Ciudad Real 43 min (46.3 km) via CM-4111

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