Located in Sierra Sur in Jaén, it has an strategical location due to its closeness to the cities of Jaén and Granada and its proximity to Costa del Sol. With around 20.000 population, Alcalá la Real is part of important cultural routes like the Caliphate Route, Route of the Castles and Battles or Route Paths of Passion. Its main attraction is the impressive Fortaleza de la Mota
Episode 16 of ‘Curro Jiménez’, titled “La leyenda de Zacarías Mendoza” was shot in Alcalá la Real, concretely, some local landscapes, the cortijo Peña del Yeso and the cliffs where the bandit’s band hide. Directed by Mario Camus, some scenes were also shot inside the Alhambra.