by Shenai Martínez Fernández translated by Leoni Chaplow
The name Carboneros refers to the town's former mining activity which dates back to the times of the Carthaginian General Anival. The village is one of a small group of 'new towns of the Sierra Morena' founded by King Charles III in second half of the 18th Century. See history of La Carolina.
THINGS TO SEE
Iglesia de la Inmaculada concepcion
The church of the Immaculate Conception was built in the eighteenth century in neoclassical style and with beautiful Tuscan pilasters.
Posito de Labradores y Diezimo
The old granary dates 1774. A centre line of columns and two tiers of arches hold up the wooden pitched roof. Today it is now an interpretation centre about the history of Carboneros and the other 'new villages'. In the past, the building has been an arms store for the French soldiers (1808 - 1814) in the Peninsular war. Later it was a school, a prison in the Spanish Civil war, then a cinema, a wedding banquet venue, a library, and a cultural centre.
IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Embalse de Fernandina
The Fernandina reservoir is suitable for water sports and fishing.
Remains of Roman mining, as well as a scene of miners working.
A natural forest with wild olive trees
The main crafts of Carboneros are the restoration and construction of the emblematic embroidery for the religious brotherhoods as seen in cloaks, sinless and canopies.
GASTRONOMYThe gastronomy of Carboneras includes dishes such as hare, lamb, roasted or grilled pork and cumin salad and sausages such as chorizo or morcilla. In addition on the feast of all saints, sweets are prepared and at Easter the typical menu consists of a chickpea stew with cod.
On Easter Sunday the "pintahuevos" takes place. It is a party that involves a countryside picnic, where decorated eggs are the focus of the festival.
San Isidro pilgrimage is celebrated the closest Sunday to May 15th.
The Fair commemorating the founding of Carboneros takes place in August. Championships and cultural activities and are organized by the town hall.
In December, the Fair and Festival is celebrated in honor of the Immaculate, between 7 and 9. For this reason sports, cultural and recreational activities are prepared.
Carboneros is located 63 kilometers from the city of Jaen, where we can reach by taking the A-44 and then A-4 towards Madrid , continue to exit 275 towards Carboneras.Top of Form