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Fuerte del Rey

Villages in Jaen

Fuerte del Rey

Fuerte del Rey is to 16 kilometres from the capital, in the local road that joins Jaén with Andújar and in the media countryside of the Guadalquivir. It is a town with one thousand inhabitants that borders on Jaén, Lahiguera, Villanueva de la Reina, Cazalilla and Torredelcampo. It is at 431 metres above sea level and it has an area of 34 km2 being part of the administrative area in Jaén.

These lands, where the Condestable Lucas de Iranzo liked stopping, were always a royal place, from there its name, except some years of the last XVII century when they were sold to the lordship of Torredelcampo.

In 1804 took place the independence of this town.

Important Figures

Martín de Ascargorta, bishop.
Juan Manuel de Bonillo y Olivares, priest.

Monuments in Fuerte del Rey

Parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Natividad.

Hermitage of El Cerro de la Horca.

Archaeological Remains

You have to take part in the archaeological richness of this area.

Fuerte del Rey Gastronomy

Cortijeras fried breadcrumbs: They use the bread “sentado” from previous days like raw material and with white and black offal (lung and livers), torreznos (fried rashers of bacon), oranges and melon.
Picatostes (Croutons) with wine: The fried bread (picatoste) is soaked in a plate with white wine until it is very soaked, after it is covered with sugar (and, if you prefer, with, cinnamon) and they are served at a temperature room temperature.
Sausages (black pudding, spiced sausage, ham, and chorizo). Brown bread purée.

How to get there

You have to exit Jaén then turn left in the road JP-2332. Take the Motorway A-311 towards Fuerte del Rey. Then turn left in JV-2334. You get Fuerte del Rey

Distances from the town

Jaén 16 km
Cazalilla 28 km
Mengíbar 35 km
Lahiguera 15 km
Villar de Cuevas 11 km
Villanueva de la Reina 24 km


Un comentario

  1. Rejane escribio:

    Hola, buenas tardes!
    Me llamo Rejane, soy brasileña e vivi en vosso país por alguno tiempo, y tuve la gracia de conocer ese pueblo tão hermoso. Allí tengo amigo, que yo perdi lo contacto, ellos me son caros, y yo a elles, so lo quiero retomar el contacto con elle, si por gentileza, sea posible, me puedes auxiliar en eso?
    La familia Murillo Angulo, estoy em búsqueda de Maria Teres Murillo Angulo y su padre y madre, necesito saber se vivem, se están buenos, eso que quiero saber si pasando eso pandemia, puedo yo visitarlo allí.
    Gracias y saludos desde Brasil

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