Larva is a small town located in the southeast of the province, in the corridor that separates the Sierras del Pozo and Sierra Mágina. Its territory slopes towards the Guadiana Menor river. Rainfall and vegetation are scarce and erosion is very strong, producing large ravines and streams that make up a semi-desert landscape.

More than half of the municipal term is dedicated to pastures, thyme and espartizales, the number of forest tree species being very small, sometimes the result of repopulation.The economy of its inhabitants is exclusively agricultural and subsistence, dependent on cereals, the olive tree, the caper and sheep farming.

Of its artistic heritage, the church of San Pedro Apóstol, built in the 18th century, has a simple structure both exterior and interior, and El Castellón, remains of an old Iberian cyclopean fortress from the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. C.


Data of interest

Tourist area: Parque Natural de Sierra Mágina

Distance to the capital(km): 87

Altitude above sea level (m): 720

Extension(Km2): 42

Population: 500

Demonym: Larveños

Postal Code: 23591


  • The Parish Church of San Pedro Apóstol. Built at the end of the 17th century, it has a simple structure both inside and outside. Its façade is articulated in two bodies, with greater development in height than in length, it lacks ornamentation and its lintel door with a slightly escarzano curved arch. A small tower stands out which, in addition to fulfilling the function of a bell tower, distinguishes the church and underlines its greater height compared to the rest of the
  • Old Town Hall. Whose facade houses a clock and a bell, according to the model of the town council houses of the enlightened colonization. It currently houses the municipal shelter.
  • Urban helmet. Perhaps the most attractive thing about Larva. Located on a gentle slope, between the Pozo and La Cabrilla mountains, with a capricious layout of its streets, slight slopes, single or multi-family homes with a marked rural accent. 
  • El Castellón. Located in the Cerro del Castellón, the remains of a cyclopean Iberian fortress from between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC are preserved. It is a walled enclosure with a quadrangular structure and a cistern inside and with limestone ashlars that reach one and a half meters in length.&nb ...


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