by Shenai Martínez Fernández translated by Leoni Chaplow
The village of Jabalquinto has been occupied since the Copper Age or Bronze Age and in the Roman era was thought to be the scene of a Battle Baecula in 208BC as part of the Second Punic War between Rome and carthage.
La Carrera is a local beauty spot which offers a panoramic view over the Guadalimar and Guadalquivir rivers, the mountains and the city of Jaen.
THINGS TO SEE
Visit the remains of the Moorish castle. The only part still standing is the keep.
The Veredón-La Barca
Beauty spot on the right bank of the river Guadalquivir.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion.
The church of Our Lady of the Incarnation was built in the sixteenth century and its style is reminiscent of school Andres de Vandelvira. It also has a beautiful Renaissance façade.
Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes and San Juan Bautista
This chapel was built in the seventeenth century.
Palacio de los Condes de Benavente
Palace of the Counts of Benavente, built between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Festival de San Isidro
In May a precession and a meal on the banks of the river Guadalimar, organized by the Brotherhood of San Isidro.
Feria y Fiestas de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno
Summer Feria that takes place last week of July, recreational and sports activities are organized. .
Fiest de Emegrante
In November there is party for the emigrants. Cultural activities are prepared.
Jabalquinto is located 40 kilometers from Jaen city, where we can reach by A-44 towards Madrid, exit 12 direction Jabalquinto. From there, we connect with the A-302 and the JA-4101, which will take you to Jabalquinto.