Castillo del Moral y Museo Arqueológico-Etnológico de Lucena
El Moral Castle and Archaeological-Ethnological Museum of Lucena. Located in the heart of the historic town centre of Lucena, Cordoba, and declared a National Historic Monument, it was the headquarters of the "donceles", a military body and group of elite nobles serving King Ferdinand the Catholic. The Keep was where King Boabdil was held prisoner after being captured in the battle of Martín González (1483), near the Sierra de Aras. It later became the residence of the Marquises of Comares.
The building currently houses the Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Lucena, which features the Hall of Sima del Ángel, an important site from the Lower Palaeolithic era, considered one of the three essential sites for discovering the origins of mankind in Spain together with Orce and Atapuerca. The Jewish Room, refers to the ancient Jewish city of Eliossana, known as the Pearl of Sepharad.
There are stunning views of the town from the Paseo de Ronda and the terrace of the Keep.
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Public holidays, 10am to 6pm, except 1 and 6 January, 25 December, Good Friday, and the first Sunday in May when it is closed.
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- Historic building