The city of Andújar is located at the foot of the Sierra Morena mountain range, in the northwest of the province. Its municipal district is included in the Sierra de Andújar Natural Park, a mid-mountain formation that contains a Mediterranean ecosystem made up of masses of holm oaks, cork oaks, gall oaks, stone pines, oaks and scrubland.

It is the largest and most populated municipality in La Campiña, on the banks of the Guadalquivir, which divides the municipality into two distinct parts: one of fertile plains and countryside to the south, and the other of pastures and Mediterranean woodland in the Sierra Morena to the north.

Agriculture is very varied, with olive groves predominating, although there are other crops such as cereals, pulses and cotton. It also has livestock and big game hunting, which provide important economic income.

The town also has a strong manufacturing presence: textile industries, canneries, ceramics... The construction industry and small businesses employ a significant number of people, although the latter, due to the current crisis, is suffering and the modernisation and mechanisation of the countryside is unable to absorb the unemployed.


Data of interest

Tourist area  Sierra Morena/Sierras de Andújar y Despeñaperros
Distance to the capital (km) 42
Altitude above sea level (m)212
Extensión (Km2): 964,9 
No. of Inhabitants 38979
Demonym Andujareños o iliturgitanos
Postal Code 23740

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In the municipality of Andújar, and in the area of the fertile lowlands of the Guadalquivir, are the following districts: Vegas de Triana, Los Villares, La Ropera, Llanos del Sotillo and San José. These villages were created around the time of the Plan Jaén, around the 1950s, which established irrigation in these lands close to the banks of the Guadalquivir. The new settlers came in some cases from villages in the province of Jaén, as is the case of the inhabitants of Génave who settled in the hamlet of La Ropera.

Within its boundaries is the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Cabeza, where one of the most important pilgrimages in the region is held and one of the oldest in Spain, with almost 800 years of history.

Stately homes, modern buildings and houses of traditional architecture make up its urban landscape in which we find monuments such as the Church of Santa María, the Church of San Miguel, the Church of San Bartolomé, the Palace of Cárdenas, the tower of the Fuente Sorda, the Tower of Tavira, the Town Hall and many others.


The city of Andújar still maintains a heritage of great interest, due to the quality of its monuments and the diversity of artistic styles that can be seen.

We would like to highlight some of them:

  • Church of Santa María La Mayor. The Church of Santa María La Mayor, with a ...

Source of information

Ayuntamiento de Andújar


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