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El Quejigo del Amo Natural Monument

El Quejigo del Amo Natural Monument

This magnificent gall oak, the Quejigo del Amo o del Carbón, is thought to be more than 500 years old. Its name (del Carbón) reflects a common use of gall oaks, to make their wood into charcoal.

Take the C3221 south of Jaen to Valdepeñas de Jaén. Then take the minor road that goes from Valdepeñas de Jaén to Carchalejos; this road passes through the protected area.

The monument itself is a gall oak (quejigo). Around the Quejigo del Amo are more gall oaks, cork oaks and Aleppo pines.