by Paz Rosado translated by Leoni Chaplow
Aldeaquemda is a mountains village located in the middle of Sierra Morena. The destination is ideal for tourists that love the countryside.
THINGS TO SEE
Immaculate Conception church
Church of the Immaculate Conception was built in the eighteenth century.
Pósito de Diezmo y Labradores
Pósito de Diezmo y Labradores (grain store) is facing the church, was also constructed also in the eighteenth century.
One of the most important treasures of this town are the cave paintings, declared "patrimonio de la Humanidad" and spread throughout the municipally, there are a total of forty groups of paintings depicting the schematic human figures, hunting scenes and different symbols.
IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Cimbarra waterfall is located two kilometers from the town centre, is declared paraje natural (natural area). It is an impressive waterfall on the river Guarrizas, which can only be reached by hiking or mountain biking.
Crafts enthusiasts will find in Aldeaquemada items made from leather and decorative ceramic objects.
Those wishing to savor the traditional delicacies of the cuisine of the village should ask for Migas de Patata (potato crumbs), Calderillo (potato stew with rabbit), the ajoharina or galianos. People who have a sweet tooth can try the borrachelos (donuts with wine), hornazos and gachamillos rosquillos.
San Anton (January)
A procession and sing song around a bonfire.
Del Veraneante (First weekend of August)
Bullfights and folk festivals.
San Miguel (September)
Amateur bull fights and local fare in the town square.
Aldeaquemada is located about 100 kilometers from the city of Jaen. It can be reached by taking the A-44 direction Bailén, then take the exit 12. Once through Bailén, continue on the A-4, take the exit 283 to Guarromán and then exit 259 to Santa Elena. Finally, follow the A-6200, which leads us directly to our Aldeaquemada.