Alora’s castle was first built by the Phoenicians and subsequently expanded under Roman rule.
In the 5th century the castle was virtually destroyed by the Visigoths, only to be rebuilt under the Moors; remnants of this era still remain, namely the decorative steel door and the traditional Arab mirador.
Other sights include:
- Church and convent of Nuestra Señora de Flores (16th century)
Iglesia de la Veracruz (16th century)
- Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, located on the site of the castle’s mosque. It houses a crucifix by José Navas Parejo.
- Chapel of St. Brigida (16th century)
- Chapel of Las Torres (15th century), in late Gothic style