Fuerte del Rey
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.
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.
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