Baños de la Encina

Baños de la Encina is a town located in the northwest of the province of Jaén, in the heart of the Sierra Morena, with part of its municipal district included in the Sierras de Andújar Natural Park.

It is a town characterised by a rich cultural and natural heritage. Its abundant natural enclaves have a high ecological and scenic value.

The Rumblar reservoir or the cattle ranches, confer a special beauty to the landscapes of Banyoles. A picturesque place is the village of El Centenillo, a hamlet with a past linked to mining, which has left us very interesting vestiges of that mining activity that lasted until the second half of the 20th century.


Data of interest

Tourist area Sierra Morena/Sierras de Andújar 
Distance to the capital (km) 52
Altitude above sea level (m): 420
Extensión (Km2): 392
No. of Inhabitants 2582
Demonym Bañuscos
Postal Code: 23711

Tourist information

Municipal Tourist Office:

Avda. José Luis Messía, s / n - Interpretation Center "Torreón del Recuerdo"

  • Phone 953613338
  • From Monday to Sunday (except Tuesday) from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • From Thursday to Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Summer from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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The town centre, declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1969, is truly impressive, with monuments and manor houses that take us back to other eras.
The Castle of Burgalimar, one of the oldest in Europe, stands out, with the walled enclosure almost intact.

The 15th century Gothic parish church of San Mateo, the 17th century hermitage of Jesús del Llano and the 15th century Town Hall are three of the most representative buildings of the architectural wealth of this town.



Baños de la Encina has accumulated a rich artistic heritage that has been preserved and cared for. To visit it is to connect with the traces of other peoples and cultures that have passed through this territory.
Of its heritage, we highlight:

  • Bury Al-Hamma Castle. The impressive silhouette of the castle of Bury Al-Hamma dominates the rural landscape of Baños de la Encina. It was built in 968, during the Caliphate period. It is flanked by a sturdy, crenellated wall with 14 towers, plus the Christian Torre del Homenaje (Homage Tower), which has hardly ...


Source of information

Ayuntamiento de Baños de la Encina


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