Castles of Jaen

Towers, Fortresses and Historical Monuments

Navigate the map until you find the resource you're interested in, then click on it for more information.

Search: Search

Santa Catalina castle

Municipality: Jaén

Santa Catalina Castle was built by Fernando III and his son and successor Alfonso X The Wise on the east side of the hill, in order to control the city and the roads around it.

Learn more

Burgalimar castle

Municipality: Baños de la Encina

Also known as the fortress of the seven kings, it is one of the best preserved Muslim fortresses in Europe, since it practically maintains the original enclosure.

Learn more

Canena castle

Municipality: Canena

The castle offers one of the most beautiful paradigms of Renaissance military architecture in Andalusia, and the creative uniqueness of its author, Andrés de Vandelvira.

Learn more

La Iruela castle

Municipality: La Iruela

The castle, small but astonishing, is located on the top of a steep crag in Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park.

Learn more

La Mota fortress

Municipality: Alcalá la Real

In the impressive fortress of La Mota, not only one of the most complex defensive systems of al-Andalus was located, but also a model Muslim city with a citadel, a residential area and a commercial area.

Learn more

Yedra castle

Municipality: Cazorla

Also known as the Four Corners Castle, dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries, although the current image corresponds more to the Castilian construction of the 13th and 14th centuries.

Learn more

Sabiote castle

Municipality: Sabiote

The castle is stunning and impressive, and was built using the most innovative and forward-looking engineering techniques.

Learn more

Alcaudete castle

Municipality: Alcaudete

Located on a witness hill at 713 meters, it presents a visual domain of the territory first as a strong Arab position, then as a Christian enclave of the Order of Calatrava.

Learn more

Segura de la Sierra castle

Municipality: Segura de la Sierra

The Castle dates from the period when the knights of the Order of Santiago owned the Encomienda de Segura, and it was built during the 13th and 14th centuries, taking advantage of previous Muslim constructions.

Learn more

La Guardia de Jaén castle

Municipality: La Guardia de Jaén

It stands on a limestone spur at one end of the San Marcos hill. La Guardia and its castle were one of the most important cities in the area until practically the 11th century.

Learn more

Trovador Macías castle

Municipality: Arjonilla

The castle is not famous for military exploits but because Macías, the Lover, was imprisoned in its tower, which inspired works by Juan de Mena, Lope de Vega or Mariano José de Larra.

Learn more

Lopera fortress castle

Municipality: Lopera

It is of Christian construction from the second half of the 13th century, although important reforms were carried out throughout the 15th century.

Learn more

Giribaile castle

Municipality: Vilches

From this castle, built on the eastern end of the hill of the same name, two square towers, defensive in nature, and a cistern are preserved.

Learn more

Alburquerque castle

Municipality: Huelma

The Castle of Huelma is built on the top of the hill that protects the village. It is a 15th century Christian construction. It was built after the former Muslim castle conquest in 1438.

Learn more

Albanchez de Mágina castle

Municipality: Albanchez de Mágina

Built at the beginning of the 14th century, it is located at the foot of the Sierra de Castillejos, on a rocky ridge between Mount Aznaitín and Mount Agudo.

Learn more

Dark towers

Municipality: Torreperogil

It owes its name to Don Pero Gil Zático, one of the distinguished knights in the conquest of Úbeda. Of the medieval fortification, only the Dark Towers, as they are popularly known, remain.

Learn more

Castellones de Ceal Iberian settlement

Municipality: Hinojares

Ceal settlement, also known as Los Castellones de Ceal, is one of the most important Iberian settlements discovered. It is located 5 kilometers from Hinojares.

Learn more

Pallarés castle

Municipality: Castellar

Of the medieval defenses of the castle of Pallarés, only a beautiful square tower and some remains of the walls remain.

Learn more

Ibros cyclopean wall

Municipality: Ibros

The cyclopean wall of Ibros has been compared for its aesthetics with the Gate of the Lions of Mycenae (Greece) and with the cities of Numantia and Tarraco.

Learn more

Olvidada tower

Municipality: Torredelcampo

It"s 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.

Learn more

Lupión fortified tower

Municipality: Lupión

Since the 14th century, Lupión had a rural and strategic castle that formed the defensive belt around Úbeda and Baeza. Currently only the tower remains.

Learn more

Otíñar castle

Municipality: Jaén

Old medieval fortress from the second half of the 13th century located on a hill southeast of the city of Jaén, next to the old road to Granada.

Learn more

Jimena castle

Municipality: Jimena

It is located on a rocky elevation, the Peña Bermeja. Of the medieval castle of Jimena, today only the Torre del Homenaje remains.

Learn more

Salvatierra castle

Municipality: Cazorla

The castle of the Five Corners is located on the hill that dominates Cazorla, the hill of Salvatierra, of 1160 meters. It was built in the last third of the 14th century.

Learn more

Villardompardo castle

Municipality: Villardompardo

The castle was built on a steep and elongated hill. Its origin dates back to the second half of the 13th century, although it was converted into a stately residence in the second half of the 14th century.

Learn more

Begíjar fortified tower

Municipality: Begíjar

From the castle, today we can still see the remains of the wall and the keep. The construction dates back to Visigoth times.

Learn more

Beas de Segura city walls

Municipality: Beas de Segura

In the Middle Ages, Beas de Segura had a fortress with a complex defensive system, however, only a few remains of walls have survived from it.

Learn more

Consolación castle (Espinosa castle)

Municipality: Castellar

This castle is both known as Espinosa Castle, the name of the area where it is and also the name of a village, and as Consolación Castle due to its proximity to the Chapel of the Virgen de la Consolación.

Learn more

Hornos castle

Municipality: Hornos

The Knights from the Order of Santiago built the castle between the late 13th century and early 14th century.

Learn more

Cambil and Alhabar castles

Municipality: Cambil

Cambil’s lookouts are two big rocks, almost vertical robust walls separated by river Villanueva where the Muslims castles of Cambil and Alhabar are located.

Learn more

Cascante tower

Municipality: Alcalá la Real

The Cascante tower was one of the fifteen towers that guarded the surrounding territory of La Mota. It is located on the hill of the same name that controlled the road to Frailes, southeast of Alcalá la Real.

Learn more

San Esteban castle

Municipality: Santisteban del Puerto

The Castle was located on a plateau-shaped hill 820 meters high. From the fortress the castles of Vilches, Torre Alver, Iznatoraf and Chiclana were connected.

Learn more

Torredonjimeno castle

Municipality: Torredonjimeno

It"s located in front of San Pedro Church. It was built by the Christians during the second half of the 13th century.

Learn more

Bedmar new castle

Municipality: Bedmar y Garcíez

Built at the beginning of the 15th century, it is located in the highest part of the town of Bedmar, on a large rock, and replaced an older Muslim fortification, the Old Castle.

Learn more

Peña de Martos castle

Municipality: Martos

La Peña castle remains belong to the fortress that los calatravos (Order of Calatrava) built in 1340.

Learn more

Tercia tower

Municipality: Génave

The only remaining element of Génave Castle is the so-called La Tercia Turret, built by the Christians at the end of the 13th century.

Learn more

El Cubo tower

Municipality: Siles

From its medieval defensive structure, there remains a cylinder-based turret known as El Cubo, which is located in the town centre.

Learn more

Arab tower

Municipality: Sorihuela del Guadalimar

Sorihuela castle was located on a rocky promontory that rose above the town. The only vestige that remains is the homage tower, built in the 13th century.

Learn more

Iznatoraf fortified city

Municipality: Iznatoraf

There are no remains of the castle that Iznatoraf had, however we can see part of its wall and several of its gates, such as the Arms gate or the Arrabal gate.

Learn more

Boabdil tower

Municipality: Porcuna

Boabdil tower was built in the first half of the 15th century and it is one of the most important medieval architecture symbols in Jaén.

Learn more

Torres de Albanchez castle

Municipality: Torres de Albanchez

From the old urban castle of Torres de Albanchez, built by Christian work in the 14th century, an imposing square Torre del Homenaje almost 12 m high remains.

Learn more

Solera castle

Municipality: Huelma

It is located northeast of the town of Solera, in the municipality of Huelma, and is located on a rocky spur 1,090 meters high on the slopes of Cerro Morrón.

Learn more

Ero tower

Municipality: Santisteban del Puerto

This watchtower, from the second half of the 13th century, is oriented towards the Guadalimar river and located in the area of Ricote.

Learn more

Medieval tower

Municipality: Villarrodrigo

The castle, built in Christian times, belonged to the Order of Santiago. Of this an extraordinary tower is preserved, dating from the end of the 14th century and the beginning of the 15th century.

Learn more

Cerro de la Virgen castle

Municipality: Vilches

On top of the place where the old fortress was erected, is located the Chapel of the Virgin del Castillo that dates back the 18th century.

Learn more

Batán tower

Municipality: Castillo de Locubín

Also known as Triana Tower since it is located over the bridge of the same name by the river San Juan. It is located on the suburb, north of the town of Locubín castle.

Learn more

Santa Catalina towers

Municipality: Orcera

Set of three fortified towers from the Muslim period and of a defensive nature, spaced about 300 meters apart, between the towns of Orcera and Segura de la Sierra.

Learn more

Jódar castle

Municipality: Jódar

A fortress that could date back to the second half of the 13th century, Jódar Castle is located on the slopes of Cerro de San Cristóbal, within the town center, on a rocky platform.

Learn more

Castle, cistern and surroundings of Santa María square

Municipality: Arjona

Few remains of the important medieval fortification of Arjona are preserved. The most prominent is a spacious cistern, Almohad style, which uses two Roman columns to support the arches of the vault.

Learn more

Berrueco castle

Municipality: Torredelcampo

Its origin is Islamic, around the 12th century, although it was heavily reformed in the Christian era as of the 13th century. Its function was to control the passage between the strategic centers of Jaén, Martos, Arjona and Andújar.

Learn more

Medieval towers

Municipality: Peal de Becerro

The old medieval castle of Peal de Becerro was located on a 560m hill. The remains found today consist of two towers: La Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower) and La Torre Mocha (Dull Tower).

Learn more

Peñas Negras de Tíscar castle

Municipality: Quesada

The rock castle of Tíscar, also known as Peñas Negras castles, is located in a beautiful spot near the sanctuary of the same name.

Learn more

Medieval walls

Municipality: Quesada

Although the fortification was destroyed, a historic landmark from the medieval past still remains, the Arch of the Saints, and canvases of walls from the 13th and 14th centuries are preserved.

Learn more

Encomienda de Víboras castle

Municipality: Martos

Medieval fortification from the 9th century located on a promontory overlooking the right bank of the Víboras River, very close to the Víboras reservoir and the town of Las Casillas.

Learn more

Regions

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