Frailes is a small town in the province of Jaén, situated in the south bordering the province of Granada.


Data of interest

Tourist area Sierra Sur y Campiña de Jaén
Distance to the capital (km): 80
Altitude above sea level (m): 780
Extensión (Km2): 40
No. of Inhabitants: 1575
Demonym: Fraileros
Postal Code: 23690

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Until the middle of the 19th century, the town belonged to the ancient abbey of Alcalá la Real and was a popular leisure spot owing to its rich water supply and nostalgic spa. Located halfway up a hill and divided by the Chorrillo and Soto Redondo rivers, its streets are steep and winding with small platforms which are used as family vegetable patches. Walking through the streets, you have the feeling that you’re walking through a farm and a town at the same time. Water springs from the very heart of the town and seems to circulate all around through fountains, springs, wells and streams.

In fact, water is the very essence of Frailes. It has a population of 1,775 "Fraileros", as they are known, who are spread across a large area owing to the inseparable pairing of houses and gardens.

Source of information

Ayuntamiento de Frailes


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