Porcuna – Jaen

Porcuna in Jaen is a small town on the edge of the province where it borders with the province of Cordoba. It’s 42 km from Jaen city and 50 km from Cordoba city. The main occupation of its inhabitants is olive growing. The main tourist attractions are the tower of Boabdil, the Casa Piedra, the Paseo de Jesus and the various hermitages.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Porcuna
Plaza de Andalucia, 23790 Porcuna (Jaen)
Telephone: 953-544-004

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
2 hrs
Golf nearby Malaga 172km Granada 143km Seville 194km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Porcuna in Jaen has a long history with Iberians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors leaving their traces in and around the town. It is considered among the richest in archaeological sites; within its district, many important findings have been made, such as an Iberian bull. Legends and fiestas colourfully depict its beginnings and monuments and archaeological sites show its treasures.

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It’s a friendly welcoming town with enormous views from the Mirador Mar de Olivos – Sea of Olive Trees Viewing Point.

The town Porcuna in Jaen has a weekly market on Wednesday right next to the fascinating and well worth a visit Casa de la Piedra built from blocks of stone from the town’s quarry which took the local quarry man 29 years to build.

Torre de Boabdil built in 15th century is one of the most important medieval architecture symbols in Jaen province and the castle ruins and city walls evidence of the battles and the people groups that made Porcuna what it is today.


  • May – La Romeria del Alharilla has been declared of ´Tourist Interest´ for its size and flamboyancy.
  • July – The month with Medieval Markets and street performances.
  • 4th of September – Feria Real in Porcuna: the town´s main fiesta with side shows, live performances, street food and traditional Besana Flamenco.

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