Villanueva del Arzobispo

Villanueva del Arzobispo is a town in the far east of the district of Las Villas. Part of its municipal area is included in the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park, where there are a great many important landscapes and environmental sites. The township sits at the meeting point of four districts: Condado and its red land, La Loma and its olive fields, Segura, with its extraordinarily beautiful park, the largest in Jaén, and Las Villas. Las Villas is made up of four townships, of which Villanueva is one of them. The township also includes the villages of Gútar and Barranco de Montesina. A significant part of the area received a healthy water supply from the Guadalquivir and Guadalimar rivers, which makes for fertile lands suitable for farming and vast fields of olive trees.


Data of interest

Tourist area  Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas
Distance to the capital (km) 99
Altitude above sea level (m) 688
Extensión (Km2): 177
No. of Inhabitants 8193
Demonym Villanovenses
Postal Code 23330

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The local economy is firmly based on olives and olive oil production, though there is also a mineral water bottling industry.</p><p>Amongst its impressive collection of historical monuments and buildings are the Iglesia de San Andrés (Church of Saint Andrew), the Iglesia de la Vera Cruz (Church of the True Cross), the Iglesia del Convento de Santa Ana (Convent of Saint Anne), the bullring, the Santuario del Calvario (Sanctuary of the Cavalry), the Casa de Arcos (House of Arches) and, in the outskirts, the Santuario de la Virgen de la Fuensanta (Sanctuary of the Virgin of Fuensanta).


Source of information

Ayuntamiento de Villanueva del Arzobispo


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