Dream Page La Guardia, in Sierra Mágina (Jaén), in the Cerro de San Cristóbal next to the hermitage of San Sebastián and in front of the mountainous massif dominated by the highest peaks of the province. It has four duplex townhouses fully equipped with kitchen-dining room (they have basic utensils, sink, toaster, coffee maker, stove, refrigerator and microwave), living room with fireplace, sofas, bedroom, bathroom and heating-AA. DC.
The duplexes have six seats each. The beds are in a single bedroom located on the first floor of each house, arranged in three bunk beds respectively. Linen and towels are provided for each guest.
The whole complex is within a single enclosure fenced in a large area with communal pool and barbecues, parking area, etc. The place has spectacular views of the valley that opens to the southeast, between mountains, olive groves, rivers and old roads.
The silence, the tranquility, the song of the birds and the coolness of your nights will make you enjoy unforgettable days. From the enclosure, either on foot or on mountain bike, you can start several hiking trails of different difficulty, time, altitude, etc. or you can simply take a walk at sunset to enjoy the spectacular views of nature that surrounds us.
The town, La Guardia de Jaén, is only three km away. The kindness, friendliness and closeness of its people will make you feel at home. The village has all the essential services: shops, banks, bars, restaurants, pubs, health center, pharmacy, church and magnificent monuments to visit. Its historical heritage ranges from the first human settlements in the Neolithic, the Ancient Age (Iberian and Roman), the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, to practically the present time. The municipality has 35 cultural assets, three of them declared, highlighting the Old Convent of the Dominicans, designed by Andrés de Vandelvira.
Extra virgin olive oil is perhaps our most popular product, known and relevant. Jaén and province is today the main producer of the world, both for quality and quantity. Sierra Mágina, also has its own designation of origin, which regulates the quality in the production of saw oils, with extraordinary peculiarities of taste, smell and color, without doubt referring to the highest level of quality. They will be able to acquire this precious product directly in the mills. The best memory: green gold, soul of our land.
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In La Guardia de Jaén you can visit important monuments: the Old Convent of the Dominicans, the Old Convent of Santo Domingo (where the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption is currently located), the Castle (strength of considerable dimensions. From its keep, an impressive panoramic view of the Sierra Mágina, Sierra Morena and the fields of La Loma is contemplated. The Plaza de Isabel II, a Renaissance enclave, with its fountain of the five pipes (16th century), the Fountain of María Magdalena, etc.
As archaeological sites in the area include: Cave Cabrera (First human settlements, 4,000 years before Christ). Barranquillo and Ejido of Las eras de San Sebastián (different Iberian and Roman necropolises), Cerro Salido and Cerro de las Covachuelas, (Visigoth anthropomorphic burials), etc.
The Sierra Mágina natural park, with its peaks of more than two thousand meters, plagued by forests, fountains, caves, trails, ancient roads, places of natural, historical and ethnological interest, has a multitude of routes for all tastes and levels physical, where you can practice various activities in nature: hiking, mountain, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, photography, observation of the rich flora and fauna, etc.
Cultural and gastronomic routes can also be made through the nearby cities and towns: Jaén (capital of the province at 10 km.), Pegalajar, Cambil and other villages of Sierra Mágina, Úbeda and Baeza (world heritage cities), Granada (to 80 km.) etc.