Groups of rural development for Jaén province

Iznatoraf fortified city

Iznatoraf fortified city

Municipality: Iznatoraf

Regions: La Loma y Las Villas

Latitude: 38.157516°

Longitude: -3.0324°

Altitude: 1035.964 m


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Introduction

Iznatoraf is located on top of the plain of a hill, northeast of La Loma de Úbeda.

 

Description

Iznatoraf once had eleven turrets and nine small doors built with irregular masonry and mortar. They all protected the entrances to the medieval town since they are masked by the other widows and façades.

 

Historical Data

The origins of Iznatoraf date back to 3000 BC, when a few farmers came from the rivers Guadalquivir and Guadalimar meadows and founded one of the highest (1036 metres) and safest towns of the area.

During the Caliphate period, the town was surrounded by walls. Throughout the years, theses walls were no longer required for defence and they therefore became used as material to build houses.

 

Curiosities

In the 18th century, a statesman called Marqués de la Ensenada referred to this town as “Very noble, loyal, old town of Iznatoraf, guardian and protector of the Adelantamiento de Cazorla”.

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Location

Project funded by:

European Union Feder Funds Junta de Andalucía

Project coordinated by:

Association for Rural Development for the District of El Condado de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra Sur de Jaén Group for Rural Development of Sierra de Segura Association for Rural Development of Sierra Mágina Association for Socioeconomic Development of La Loma y Las Villas Association for Rural Development of Campiña Norte de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra de Cazorla
Castillos y Fortalezas de la Provincia de Jaén