Bélmez de la Moraleda
Bélmez de la Moraleda
Bélmez de la Moraleda is located in the foothills of Sierra Mágina, in fields of vineyards, olive groves and cereals. Part of its township belongs to the Natural Park Sierra Mágina that is part of the Subbética and where you can observe the lovely and spectacular landscapes. With regard to the vegetation, the most common trees are the holm-oaks, gall-oak groves, the Aleppo Pine and the Austrian Pine. It is also important its rich and varied fauna.
From 1501 Bélmez belonged to the city of Granada as a payment of some debts that the kings had with it, reserving the governorship of the castle to Lord Jódar. In 1524 Bélmez was founded villa, when some lands were ceded in rent to the farmers of this area, it was also known such as farmhouse of Fuente de la Moraleda. It belonged to the district of Granada until, immediately after the provincialization of Javier de Burgos in 1833, was included in Jaén.
The rostrums (the famous “caras de Bélmez”) that appears in the floor in number 5 Rodríguez Acosta Street, constitute from 1971 one of the magical references in this place. The origin of the matter is still to bring to light, in spite of the numerous scientific studies which were carried out.
Renaissance Castle of Bélmez.
Arab Castle. Tower El Lucero.
Towers in ruins: from the Sol and Lucena.
Bélmez de la Moraleda Gastronomy
The typical dishes in Bélmez are very varied. We can emphasize the choto al ajillo pastor (kid fried with garlic), the lamb and pork chops, the home-made sausages, the porridges, ajoharina… and the wine, that is a complementary element in its gastronomy.
The town is part of the production area of the: Virgin Extra Olive Oil. It is marketed with the label of quality: The Guarantee of Origin “Sierra Mágina”.
How to get there
The connections that exist to enter Bélmez de la Moraleda are the Motorway A-301 from Úbeda – Iznalloz; and from Jaén via the Motorway Bailén – Motril turn off the N-324 Cambil – Huelma to enter the Motorway A-301.
Distances from Bélmez de la Moraleda
Jaén 64 km
Cambil 32 km
Huelma 14 km
Alicún de Ortega 42 km
Villacampo del Moral 20 km
Cabra del Sto. Cristo 19 km