The Sierra Morena comarca or area of Jaen province is the mountain range in the northern part of the province. It composed of the mountain range that separates Andalucia with the plains of Casitlla La Mancha and through it is cut the gorge of Despeñaperros which is known historically as the 'gateway to Andalucia'.
The Sierra Morena of Jaen consists of the following municipal districts.
Aldeaquemada, Bailén, Baños de la Encina, Carboneros, Guarromán, Jabalquinto, La Carolina, Linares, Santa Elena.
Linares, land of bullfighters and musicians, offers visitors an interesting historical and artistic heritage. An important town in the north of Jaen with a population of 65.000. Linares was… More →
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… More →
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… More →
The municipality of Guarromán located next to the A-4 Madrid to Seville motorway in the north of Jaen province. The village, today with a population of 3.000 is one of a small group of 'new… More →
Bailén is a destination for those interested in history. It was here on 19 July 1808 that an important turning point for the battle of the Peninsular War (in Spanish Guerra de la Independencia)… More →
Santa Elena is the closest town to the famous "Gateway to Andalucia" at Despeñaperros Pass. It is also the most northerly village in Jaen province (and Andalucia) when leaving or arriving in the… More →
La Carolina is a small town of 16.000 inhabitants is located in the north of Jaen province adjacent to the A-4 Seville to Madrid motorway. It is the last town of any size to stop if heading out… More →
Baños de Encina offers visitors interesting historical and artistic heritage as well as attractions for nature lovers. Originally named simply Baños, the village bacame 'de la Encina' ('of the… More →