Baños de la Encina
Baños de la Encina is a city located in the province of Jaén, Spain. According to the 2006 census, the city has a population of 2715 inhabitants
Arjonilla is a city located in the province of Jaén, Spain. According to the 2006 census, the city has a population of 3908 inhabitants
La Iruela is a town located in the province of Jaén, Spain. It sits on a peak of the Sierra de Cazorla and is home to the ruins of an 11th-century Moorish, Templar, fortress which towers over the road from Cazorla to the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park. According to the 2005 census, the city has a population of 1894 inhabitants
Frailes is a municipality in the Spanish province of Jaén, autonomous community of Andalucia, with a total area of 41,37 km2, a population of 1775 inhabitants and a population density of 43,41 inhab/ km2. It has been immortalised by the British writer, Michael Jacobs, in his 2003 book, The Factory of Light. Frailes is located 89 km south of Jaén; the village is 55k north of Granada, which tends to make the community look toward Granada for key services. At an height of 974 metres above sea level, Frailes municipal district includes the territories of los Bailadores, Los Baños, Los Barrancos, Cañada de Alcalá, Cañada de Nogueras, Cerrillo el Ciego, Majada Abrigada, El Nogueral, Las Parras, Puerto Blanco, Los Rosales y La Solana de la Parra. Frailes is located at the Sierra Sur de Jaén and its territory comprises mountain ranges; the origins of this municipality date back to pre-history, when the conquerors from Rome were present. The remains of Terra Sigillata attest to this. During the Spanish Muslim era there are few records of the existence of the Islamic presence in Frailes.
Emanating from the 16th century we have evidence of the Siege of Frailes: on 15 August 1341, Alfonso XI conquered Alcalá la Real, of which alfoz belonged to Alfraylas, so from on was incorporated to Castille. During the middle of the 16th century, the hermitage of Santa Lucia was built next to the first Christian settlements in Frailes with the help of the contribution of Pedro de Valencia. In 1621, the surroundings of the hermitage of Santa Lucia was named Huerta de Santa Lucía, where the ongoing expansion of settlements took place. At the end of the 18th century, the hermitage became a parish church. Hence it became the centre of the village. In the 19th century Frailes developed as fashionable destination due to the establishment of a spa resort at Ardales at the gateway of the village. During the early part of the 20th century, the village enjoyed times of splendour, yet after the Spanish Civil War and the exodus of a great part of the rural population to the cities, Frailes' population halved to 2,000 inhabitants.
Frailes' gastronomy is marked by the rural character. There's a remarkable presence of pork dishes and the traditional blood sausage, chorizo and derivatives. There are other dishes and stews such as the beans stew, migas and collejas omelette or the remojón. Among the village's desserts, the mantas, borrachuelos and the guindas en aguardiente are the most appreciated. Most meals are accompanied with local wine, whose quality is remarkable and, the reason why many cultural and gastronomical events are held every year. Fiesta del Vino.- During the first half of March, Frailes with this wine festival brings together culture and gastronomy and present. This tradition dates back to the 18th century. Romería to the Virgen de la Cabeza hermitage.- on the last Sunday of April, this Romeria to Hoya del Salobral is held to celebrate the day of Jaen's patron saint. August festival.- A fair and much loved'verbena' is held in Mecedero to reinvigorate the population from the ardours of the Andalucian summer.
Festival in honour of San Pedro.- 29 June, held in Spring, to celebrate the day of Frailes' patron saint. Festival in honour of Santa Lucía.- 13 December, this is the other patron saint of the municipality, she is the sight protector and to exalt her, a mass and a procession are held. Frailespático - Portal Digital Informativo de Frailes Sociedad de Frailes en Jaenpedia Patrimonio cultural de Frailes en la Guía Digital del Patrimonio Cultural de Andalucía. Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico
Bedmar y Garcíez
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Campillo de Arenas
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La Guardia de Jaén
La Guardia de Jaén or Guardia de Jaén, La, the old Mentesa Bastia at Iberic and Roman era, is a small city located in the province of Jaén at western end of Sierra Mágina, on the Cerro de San Marcos, near the promontory of Cerro de San Cristóbal, from where it dominates the valley of the river Guadalbullón. With a population of 4061 inhabitants -according to January 2009 census -, is situated 635 m over sea level, with an area of 38.43 km2. Located some 10 km from Jaén, being the closest town, better communication with the capital thanks to the three tracks that bind: Jontoya highway bridge, road N-323 and Bailén-Motril motorway. La Guardia de Jaén. La Guardia de Jaén - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía