Martos – Jaen

Martos in Jaen province is a town in the autonomous community of Andalucia. Martos is located on a western peak of the Sierra Jabalcuz mountain range. Its economy is based on agriculture, in particular the cultivation of the olive tree. Also important are various industries, especially those related to the treatment of plastic.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Martos
Plaza de la Constitucion, 1, 23600 Martos (Jaen)
Telephone: 953 704-005

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 45 min
Golf nearby Malaga 164km Granada 118km Seville 228km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

It has a population of 24520 inhabitants, making Martos in Jaen the fifth largest municipality in the province. The city is located on a western peak of the Sierra Jabalcuz mountain range. Now a day properties for sale have traditionally been less expensive than say Alcaudete, so you really can acquire a bargain. There is a large English community in Martos in Jaen province and plenty of opportunity to make new and lasting friends.

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The city has been linked to the Roman settlement of Colonia Augusta Gemella, and starting in the 8th century was ruled by the Moors under various Islamic states for over 500 years. In 1225, King Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon captured the city from the Moors and incorporated it into his kingdom.

During the Middle Ages, Martos in Jaen became a strategic place, and its defenses were reinforced with the construction of numerous fortifications in the city. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Martos in Jaen underwent significant economic and urban development (reflected in the city’s architecture), in large part due to the wealth derived from the industrial production of olive oil. Martos in Jaen thus became one of the most prosperous cities of eastern Andalucia.

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