The castle and ancient palace of the Medinaceli family stand very close to the Plaza Nueva: the edifice dates from the period of Moorish occupation and was reformed subsequent to Christian conquest.
It is a quadrangular building with corner towers, including the noteworthy Torre del Moral, and has an octagonal layout, covered by a Baroque pyramid roof.
It is famous for once having served as the prison of Boabdil.
The Archaeological Museum, located in the Castillo del Moral [Castle], which was restored for this purpose, comprises a series of exhibition rooms that focus on the evolution of life on earth, the cultural and physical evolution of humanity and Lucena’s evolution towards modernity.
Near Del Moral Castle and Archaeological Museum