Villages in Jaen
Montizón – El Condado
Montizón is located to the north of El Condado, in the provincial border with Ciudad Real, at the north easternmost point of Sierra Morena. The municipality limits with Castellar, Chiclana de Segura and Villamanrique.
The enclaves with environmental interest are abundant, preserving good examples of Mediterranean ecosystem. The environment of the reservoir of El Dañador is the most natural interesting and recreational spot of Montizón, locality that was founded in XVIII century, turning into capital of Feligresía de las Nuevas Poblaciones.
The history of Montizón starts in 1767, dates in which it was founded by Pablo Olavide, quartermaster of Carlos III. It belonged to the colonization plan of Sierra Morena that had as its objective the security of the way of Andalucía with La Mancha, where the bandits assaulted the pack trains that transported the goods from one region to another. The first settlers who inhabited Montizón were Central European: Germans, Flemish, Swiss, Alsatians, French and Italian; who were provided with a house, yoke farming implements and several fanegas (land measure) of mountain land for the cereal crop and olive grove reforestation.
Parish Church of La Inmaculada Concepción. It was built in the time of the colonization.
Church of San Juan Bautista.
Church of El Santo Cristo de la Expiración.
Remains of the old hermitage of San Ildefonso.
Roman Station of Solaria.
Towns of Aldeahermosa and Venta de Santos.
Casa Grande. At first it was the house of the Granary and later barracks of the Migueletes.
Dishes: The Galianos (Gazpacho Simple or with rabbit). Migas (fried breadcrumbs). Gachamiga (a kind of oatmeal porridges). Ajillo tostado. Ajoharina (a stew of cod with potatoes, and a tomato sauce, pepper, garlic, saffron and flour). Ajopán o ajoarriero (cod with garlic, onion, peppers, eggs and oil). Calandrajos (cod with pepper, tomato, garlic, onion, potatoes). Talarines (tagliatelle). Turreñas’ soups. Pericones (flour pastry and yolk).
Sweets : Bizcochada. Trenzados. Pestiños (fried flour pastry and beated eggs all covered with honey). Florecillas. Hornazos (a meat pie made with flour and stuffed with pork loin, spicy chorizo sausage and hard-boiled eggs). Protestantes.
How to get there
You have to exit Jaén and continue through the road J-14, then in the roundabout you have to take the exit 2 and continue in E-902 / A-44 towards Bailén – Madrid. Take the exit towards: Salida 3 – Bailén – A-32 – Linares – Albacete – Úbeda. In the roundabout take the exit 1 and continue in the Motorway A-32 / N-322 towards Linares – Albacete – Úbeda. Then take the exit towards: Salida 116 – Linares. Alleyway of Arquillos. Turn left: A-6203. Alleyway of Aldeahermosa and you get Montizón.
Distances from Montizón
Jaén 119 km
El Campillo 18 km
Camporredondo 21 km
Beas del Segura 34 km
Puente de Génave 43 km
Chiclana de Segura 12 km
Navas de San Juan 33 km
Santisteban del Puerto 20 km
Castellar de Santisteban 12 km
Villanueva del Arzobispo 30 km
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