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The need for water is one of the priorities of the people of Mota. The supply is ensured by an extensive network of cisterns and wells located throughout the city. There cisterns of Roman tradition, Islamic and Renaissance, with various sizes and shapes (circular, square, elliptical, dug into the clay or stone) and numerous wells and springs that caught the water.


Along the walls, towers and gates distributed define its layout and mark the evolution of the city appear. In the hillside three of the seven gates that gave access to the upper (Spears, The Image and Weight Flour) are preserved. Subsequently, opened others communicated with the incipient population that stretched down the slopes of the hill (New Door and Gate Santiago)


The first church built after the conquest of the city in 1341. Gothic-Mudejar style, presents a wide sacristy and a tower block plant, the result of an increase in Renaissance. It figures such as the sculptors Juan Martinez Montañés and Pablo de Rojas were baptized.


Caliphate tradition, was rebuilt after the conquest of the city in 1341 by King Alfonso XI. It is the most significant element of defensive architecture of the walled city. It is divided into three rooms covered with brick vaults.
Although known for her role Real Prison, originally come to fortify a water birth exists in your base. In the nineteenth century, neglect and the French occupation of the hill led to his ruin.


Built on the highest point of the hill, environment has its three towers and a central parade. It is a building of the Islamic era, retaining the double horseshoe arches stitch and bent entrance. He suffered substantial reforms between the fourteenth and fifteenth century, which gave the complex is a Gothic-Mudejar imprint. Stresses the octagonal brick dome on horns of the main hall of the Keep and the wells that supplied.


They are attached to the south facade of the abbey church. Built in 1546, constituted the dynamic core of the old walled city, together with the Upper Square and other public buildings nearby. Today it is a unique space where activities of character socio-cultural and conferences, civil weddings take place …


It stands at the top of the city walls. Built for more than a century (1517-1627), inside can be found the remains of the different cultures that have populated the hill since prehistoric times.
Its architecture represents one of the most unique examples of the Renaissance in the province of Jaen in her late Gothic and plateresco foot area with mannerism and the final classicism of the central body and the head are combined.
Including elements such as stair access ensogada high choir, allegorical and figurative Exterior gargoyles, and the bell tower.

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