Los Picones - Jamilena
Legend has it that at the end of the seventeenth century, a devoted married couple lived on Jamilena’s Calle Oscura. Juan Cárdenas and María Potenciana Bonilla had no children but great faith. Cárdenas worked in the fields, and when possible, he went to Torredelcampo to sell firewood. Potencia longed to own a canvas of Our Lord carrying the Cross on the way to Calvario, and on one of his trips to Torredelcampo, Cárdenas met with a young man in “Los Picones” to buy such a painting for his wife. He took the painting, but agreed with the seller that he would pay him when he returned from selling firewood. True to his word, Cárdenas returned to the spot later that day – but the seller had disappeared. Cárdenas waited all afternoon, eager to pay his debt, but the young man never returned. He eventually went home, carrying the painting of Nuestro Padre JesúsNazareno to his wife. Over time, the image became venerated in Jamilena as well as in many neighboring towns. Today, Los Picones is a crossroads, with Camino Real leading to Martos on one side and the road that leads to Jamilena on the other. In August 2004 a small monument was built here to commemorate the legend of the donated painting. The residents of Jamilena and the surrounding towns visit the spot regularly and there is never a shortage of flowers on the monument.