Groups of rural development for Jaén province

Ibros cyclopean wall

Ibros cyclopean wall

Municipality: Ibros

Regions: La Loma y Las Villas

Latitude: 38.023517°

Longitude: -3.503533°

Altitude: 580.2 m


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Introduction

Iberi or Ibri, as it was named by the ancient inhabitants, is located on the left bank of the River Guadalimar, near Baeza, on the northwest side of Loma de Úbeda.

From Iberian origins, the Cyclopean wall had a strategic location, protecting both the most vulnerable area and the area closest to the rivers.

 

Description

The Cyclopean Wall was built for defensive purposes since it surrounded the greatest part of the town and it was made by large, superimposed stones. These stones were formed by slightly compact, porous sandstone.

The thickness of the wall is sufficient to allow a footpath to run along the top and which might have been used for security purposes.

 

Historical Data

From a chronological point of view, we could state that the wall belongs to the Iberian period, between the 4th and the 1st century BC. However, it is possible that it was actually built a bit later, during the Roman period.

Ibros Cyclopean Wall was declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1931, and it was restored by the Andalucian Government in 1987.

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Ibros cyclopean wall
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Ibros cyclopean wall
Ibros cyclopean wall
Ibros cyclopean wall
Ibros cyclopean wall

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