Groups of rural development for Jaén province

Olvidada tower

Olvidada tower

Municipality: Torredelcampo

Regions: Sierra Sur de Jaén

Latitude: 37.842536°

Longitude: -3.902842°

Altitude: 454.694 m


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Description

Torre Olvidada is located near the road that connects Jaén and Arjona. It was built over an old Iberian-Roman settlement after Jaén’s conquest by Christians during the second half of the 13th century.

It is a 7m high cylindrical tower. Irregular ashlar and large stones were used to construct its base. It was built over a rocky hill that provided natural defence on two sides.

Access to the tower is by a small linteled stone door built which is raised from the ground. It led to the only room in the tower that was covered with a half sphere vault made of brick (nowadays destroyed). Stairs set into the wall lead to the terrace at the top of the tower.

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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