Charilla – Jaen

Located at the foot of the Cerro de la Torre is Charilla in Jaen. Since ancient times it was a natural route of passage for different peoples and cultures. There are sites from the Iberian, Roman and Islamic times. A surprising find was that of the Spanish-Arabic treasure from the 10th century, today in the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts. The church, very reformed, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, dates from the 16th century.

With the population concentrated in its old town, Charilla in Jaen there are still some farmhouses in its surroundings. There are important springs in the territory. Hoya de Charilla Anejo charillero, at the foot of the Martina. It could be defined as an extraordinary space for nature lovers, devoid of any type of pollution.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Charilla (Alcala la Real)
Plaza del Arcipreste de Hita, 1, 23687 Charilla (Jaen)
Telephone: 953-580-000

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 36 min
Golf nearby Malaga 161km Granada 63km Seville 224km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Charilla in Jaen is located in the northeast area of ​​the municipality and is 6 kilometers from Alcala la Real. At an altitude of 923 meters, Charilla in Jaen sits at the foot of Cerro de la Torre and dominates the Boca de Charilla gorge, a natural penetration route used by different cultures. Her material testimonies go back to Roman times, when she is known by the name of Flora.

The importance of this step determined that, during the Islamic domination, the Charilla watchtower was built, which communicates with another, located in the port of Castillo de Locubin and with a third near Santa Ana, known as the North watchtower, the three of Muslim typology.

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Chronicles and legend say that in this place, in 1462, the Muslims suffered an important defeat, in which Saint Sebastian was seen fighting in favor of the Christians. Sitting on a flat surface, its urban structure presents wide and irregular streets, with whitewashed houses, usually with two floors.


  • 7th October – Its main festival is celebrated in honor of the Virgen del Rosario. From its cultural heritage, a dance and a song stand out: the fandango of Charilla, a song that resembles the verdiales of Malaga and which took strong roots in Charilla, where some of the merchants (fishmongers) who came to this land from Malaga.

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