Beas de Segura

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Beas de Segura

The history of this town, population 5500, was marked by the visit of two great Spanish mystics: Saint Teresa of Jesus and Saint John of the Cross, leading figures in the “16th Century and Mysticism” themed space. The memorable Carmelite Convent, founded by Saint Teresa, keeps relics of the two saints. The town also has a 16th century Convent of the “Clarisas”.

A Roman bridge, Puente Mocho, is in the vicinity of Beas, and the town is surrounded by delightful little valleys dotted with farms, vegetable gardens and villages, including Fuente Pinilla and Buenamar.

A drive along the road to Cortijos Nuevos with a stop-off at the village of Cañada Catena is very worthwhile, as well as a stroll along one of the forest tracks that lead into the pine-covered mountains.

In May Beas de Segura holds a festivity honouring San Marcos during which bulls are let loose in the streets with ropes tied to their horns and foreheads to keep them under control.

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