The Area Metropolitana of Jaen is the comarca or country area around Jaén city.
The Area Metropolitana of Jaen consists of the following municipal districts. Fuensanta de Martos, Fuerte del Rey, Higuera de Calatrava, Jaén city, Jamilena, La Guardia de Jaén, Los Villares, Mancha Real, Martos, Mengíbar, Porcuna, Santiago de Calatrava, Torredelcampo, Torredonjimeno, Villardompardo, Villatorres.
La Guardia de Jaén is a small village situated southeast of the capital of the province of Jaén. The settlement originally served to defend the city, hence its name ‘guardia’ meaning ‘guard’. It… More →
Los Villares is situated in the midst of the Sierra de Jaén mountains, on the banks of the Frio River, to the south of the capital of the province. It is surrounded by olive groves and is famous… More →
Mancha Real is situated to the east of the capital of the province. It sits at the foothills of the Sierra Mágina, more precisely beneath the Peña del Águila. The town spreads across a landscape… More →
Martos is considered the greatest producer of olive oil in Spain, and the world. This important city is situated beneath the Cerro de la Peña, topped with the ruins of the castle of the same name… More →
Mengíbar is situated to the north of the capital of the province, between the Guadalquivir and Guadalbullon Rivers, in a landscape covered with olive and fruit trees and cereal fields.It has about… More →
Porcuna is a small but fascinating village, considered among the province’s richest in archaeological sites, with many important findings such as an Iberian bull. It has about 6,150 inhabitants.… More →
Santiago de Calatrava is situated to the southwest of the province of Jaén, in an area governed by the olive tree. It gets its name from the Order of Calatrava, to which it once belonged. It has… More →
Fuensanta de Martos is one of the largest olive oil producers in the province of Jaén, although its economic activity also centres around upholstering furniture and rearing pigs. It has about 3,… More →
Fuerte del Rey is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, making it an ideal place to practice small game hunting, especially of partridge and hare. It has about 1,400 inhabitants.
Higuera de Calatrava is a small but beautiful municipality nestled between mountains and olive groves, which provide the main sustenance of its economy. It has about 615 inhabitants.