Santuario de La Fuensanta

Santuario de La Fuensanta


The building that houses the santuario, or shrine, evokes memories of life on the frontier. The crenellated tower and the robustness of the walls hark back to times in which the dangers of war were a constant factor in the daily lives of the residents of the village of Moraleja. It was the village of Iznatoraf, however, from which the settlements now known as the Sierra de las Cuatro Villas (“Mountain of the Four Villages”) originally grew.

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Segura de la Sierra

Segura de la Sierra


A candle set upon an oak table, an inkwell, a quill and a piece of paper half-covered with writing: one figure, Jorge Manrique, dominates the chamber dedicated to the Manrique family on the second floor of keep of Segura de la Sierra Castle. He is a poet, and intimately tied to Segura de la Sierra. If you picture him sat in front of the piece of paper, it is possible to imagine that the text will begin as follows: "I now recall, my dear Brother, that I once told you in jest that I would, if you so wished, write something on the subject of Hunting".

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El Sequero (Siles)

El Sequero (Siles)


Today, the building known as “El Sequero” is one of the Visitor Centres in the Segura mountains and provides visitors with an introduction to the county and its particular characteristics. The centre for Woodland Arts and Trades gives an overview of the various traditional ways in which the residents of these mountains made a living from the forests around them. However, the building itself may awaken visitors' curiosity, as the name “El Sequero” could give rise to a number of questions: what is a “sequero”? Why was a building such as this so important?

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La Toba

La Toba


 

Water captivates the senses in the village of La Toba. Its freshness and delightful, enveloping music are guaranteed to accompany a stroll down any of the streets in this delectable spot. Make sure you visit the source of the River Toba, which is located right next to the village in a cave you are free to enter – if you are willing to brave ice-cold water!

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Umbría de Cabeza Gorda

Umbría de Cabeza Gorda


Despite its name, which literally means “Shadow of the Big Head”, the hamlet of Umbría de Cabeza Gorda is situated in a sun-kissed location and surrounded by typical Mediterranean woodland vegetation. It is an isolated settlement laid out around an open area of land that was once part of the old threshing floor. Nearby, cherry trees and a cheerful fountain welcome visitors to this charming spot. The buildings are traditional structures that have barely been modified since they were first built, although the most outstanding attraction here is the view: the hamlet is a natural viewing point over a breathtaking landscape presided over by the majestic crags of Calar del Cobo and Puntal de la Misa.

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The Roman Villa of Bruñel

The Roman Villa of Bruñel


Inside a Roman villa

Bruñel is a typical example of the Roman villas that began to appear during the decline of the Roman Empire.


MUSEUMS AND VISITOR CENTRES
Plaza de Armas Farm, Kilometre 6 on the Cazorla-Quesada road, Bruñel
23480QuesadaJaén (Spain)
Tel: 953 733 050
Tel 2: 953 714 008

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