The Casa del Artesano in Jumilla
A restored 16th century residence is home to the craftsmen and women of Jumilla The Casa del Artesano or arts and crafts centre of Jumilla is housed in the Casa Honda, a Renaissance building which dates from the first 30 years of the 16th century, consisting of two floors and with a distribution of living spaces which follows the model of Roman villas. The living areas are all around a central patio which boasts a water feature and which..

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The Monasterio de Santa Ana del Monte in Jumilla
Panoramic views and a wealth of artistic heritage in the mountains south of Jumilla This monument is variously known as the Monastery, Sanctuary or Convent of Santa Ana del Monte, and stands high up in the mountains to the south of Jumilla, affording excellent views out over the town and further. It is a popular destination among walkers and cyclists and is well worth a visit purely to admire the landscape, but at the same time there are important..

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The La Estacada botanical garden in Jumilla
A beautiful park just outside the town of Jumilla The Jardín Botánico de La Estacada in Jumilla is located approximately one kilometre south of the built-up area of the town alongside the C-3314 road (also known as the RM-714) which leads to Cieza, Calasparra and Caravaca de la Cruz. Occupying an area of around 20,000 square metres, it features magnificent conifers and has become one of the most popular gardens of its kind in the..

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The Town Hall of Jumilla
The Town Hall building in the centre of Jumilla was a hospital in the 16th century The building which is home to the Town Hall of Jumilla (the Ayuntamiento) was built between 1580 and 1583 to serve as the Hospital “Sancti Spiritu”, and it remained in use as such until the mid-19th century, being of especial importance during the Peninsular War (1807-14). However, it was then taken over by the local authorities, since when the only significant..

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The Casa Modernista in Jumilla
Early 20th century opulence in the centre of Jumilla The Modernist house which stands on Calle Cánovas del Castillo in Jumilla was built in 1911 following the design of architect Joan Alsina Arús, who also collaborated with Gaudí and Conde Güell during his career. As in other parts of the Region of Murcia, this style of architecture coincided with the prosperous years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and in Jumilla that new wealth..

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Church tower of Santa María del Arrabal in Jumilla
The tower is all that remains of the former parish church of Jumilla The church of Santa María del Arrabal was one of the oldest in Jumilla, having been built on the remains of a 12th and 13th-century Moorish burial ground in response to the teachings of San Vicente Ferrer. It was the parish church of Jumilla until the 16th century, when the Iglesia de Santiago was built, but was demolished in 1979 due to its advanced state of dilapidation..

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Coimbra del Barranco Ancho, an important Iberian archaeological site in Jumilla
The settlement in the Sierra de Santa Ana dates from over 2,000 years ago Coimbra del Barranco Ancho is the name given to an archaeological site in Jumilla which contains the remains of an Iberian settlement dating from the 4th to the 2nd century BC, and which consists of a main walled residential area, a sanctuary or place of worship and three burial grounds. (Click for detailed information about the Iberians, who they were, how they lived..

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Iglesia Mayor de Santiago in Jumilla
The largest church in Jumilla was built between the 15th and 19th centuries The large church dedicated to the Apostle Santiago in Jumilla is probably the most iconic building in the town itself (although it is overshadowed by the castle that stands above), and although construction began as early as the 15th century the truth is that it could still be viewed as “work in progress” until well into the 19th.   As a result it contains..

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The “Jerónimo Molina” Ethnography and Natural Science museum in Jumilla
A tribute to the traditions of Jumilla and the world’s finest dinosaur footprint catalogue Housed in one of the majestic stately residences in the centre of Jumilla, next to the park known as the Plaza de la Constitución, or the “Jardín de las Ranas”, are the Natural Sciences and Ethnography sections of the municipal museum, including very complete collections related to entomology, esparto grass, mineralogy, earthenware and pharmacy..

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Jumilla wine route, Olimendros olive oil press
Extra Virgen olive oil from 500 hectares of trees in the north of Jumilla The production of olive oil is as much a part of the history, tradition and gastronomy of Jumilla as its celebrated wines, and anyone exploring the area should make sure to visit one of the four olive oil presses included on the Jumilla Wine Route. One of these is “Olimendros”, which was founded by the Muñoz Caravaca family in 1997 with the aim of producing quality..

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The church of San Agustín in Jumilla
The figure of the Virgen de la Asunción, the patron of Jumilla, is kept in this 16th century church This relatively small church, which was built in approximately 1570, was for a long time considered the last place of Christian worship on the road out of Jumilla towards Granada, and even today it still stands in the south-western outskirts of the town. It is principally recognizable by the two Baroque-style domes, one over the main nave and..

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Museo Jesús Nazareno, Jumilla
The home of one of the Semana Santa brotherhoods in Jumilla The Jesús Nazareno museum in Jumilla is housed in a highly ornate building in the Plaza de Arriba, an architecturally and aesthetically pleasing square in the older quarter of the town which is also home to the Jerónimo Molina archaeological museum (formerly the Town Hall) and the church of San José. The three-floor building is crowned by a dome and was clearly designed to match..

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Jumilla Tourist Office
Oficina de Turismo de Jumilla The tourist office in Jumilla is centrally located, with parking alongside the office and holds a wide range of information about visiting the municipality and its wine bodegas, together with maps. For more information about visiting Jumilla, including what's on, local news and all of the bodegas on the Jumlila wine route, visit the home page of Jumilla Today. 

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The Jerónimo Molina archaeological museum in Jumilla
An impressive collection of items from various prehistoric settlements in Jumilla This important archaeological museum was founded on the suggestion of the man after whom it is named, Jerónimo Molina García, who in the 1950s was the first to undertake the excavation of the Coimbra del Barranco Ancho site where he discovered an Iberian settlement dating from between the 4th and 2nd centuries BC (click to read a detailed history of Jumilla for..

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The Saorín painting museum in Jumilla
The museum is devoted mainly to the works of local artist Jesús Lozano Saorín This museum, which opened late in 2017, was created to display work not only by local artist Jesús Lozano Saorín, who was born in Jumilla in 1957 and after whom it is named, but also by various others from the area and to include sculpture as well as canvases in its exhibits. The intention is for this to be a “living” museum, and eventually a third room..

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Jumilla wine route, Casa Pareja Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil producer
An example of ecological and bio-dynamic agriculture in Jumilla The production of olive oil is as much a part of the history, tradition and gastronomy of Jumilla as the its celebrated wines, and anyone exploring the area should make sure to visit one of the four olive oil presses included on the Jumilla Wine Route. One of these is the Almazara Casa Pareja, which is located in the south-west of the large municipality of Jumilla in the area..

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How to book and navigate the Jumilla Wine Route (Ruta del Vino)
Practical information to help enjoy a visit to Jumilla The wine installations and attractions of the Ruta del Vino in the municipality of Jumilla can be enjoyed and visited in a number of ways, either by individuals or by groups of any size, and are an ideal way of getting to know not only the best-known product of the area but also the town’s history, traditions, monuments, people and gastronomy. There are 15 “bodegas” (or wineries..

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Open daily: La Ruta del Vino or Wine Route of Jumilla: visiting the bodegas
15 bodegas are affiliated to the Ruta del Vino and offer a wide range of guided visits The wineries and vineyards of the Ruta del Vino in the municipality of Jumilla can be enjoyed and visited in a number of ways, either by individuals or by groups of any size, and are an ideal way of getting to know not only the best-known product of the area but also the town’s history, traditions, monuments, people and gastronomy. There are 15 “bodegas..

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The historic cemetery of Jumilla
The 19th century mausoleums and pantheons contain a compendium of architectural styles The main cemetery of Jumilla is not only a last resting place for the deceased, but also, as is so often the case in Spain, a site which provides insights into the history and artistic heritage of the town as well as the values and beliefs of the 19th and 20th centuries. The current burial ground was inaugurated in 1875, although prior to that burials..

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The castle of Jumilla
The castle of Jumilla is renovated to its original condition when it was built in 1461 Despite its having undergone extensive renovation in recent years the castle of Jumilla is, in many ways, everything one might expect of a medieval fortress: it stands in a position of dominance high on a hilltop above the town, it commands panoramic views over the surrounding area, it has an imposing keep four floors high with crenelated battlements and..

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Iglesia de San José, Jumilla
A small 17th-century church in the Plaza de Arriba in Jumilla The small church of San José stands at the north-eastern corner of the Plaza de Arriba in Jumilla, a square in the older quarter of the town which is also home to the former Palacio del Concejo (now the municipal archaeological museum), the former grain store (now the Universidad Popular) and the Jesús Nazareno museum.  The church dates from the early 17th century, and consists..

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The church of San Antón and Semana Santa museum in Jumilla
The building now housing the Semana Santa Museum was completed in 1611 The small church of San Antón was built in 1611 on the outskirts of the town, and as the growth of Jumilla is naturally limited by the dry river bed on the west it is still on the edge of the built-up area.  The baroque features of the building include the dome and the windows, and after it was last restored  in 2002 the building was loaned to the brotherhoods who..

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El Casón, a 1600-year-old Roman mausoleum in Jumilla
The building dates from the latter part of the Roman occupation of Spain One of the most historically interesting buildings in Jumilla is in fact one of the least impressive in architectural terms, and stands in Calle El Casón in the south-western  outskirts of the town. El Casón is very small as buildings go, measuring only just over 3 metres by two metres and reaching a height of no more than 2 metres, but the reason for its importance..

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Casa Pérez de los Cobos, Jumilla
A palatial 16th century residence which is currently being restored The Casa Pérez de los Cobos in Jumilla is a palatial residence dating from the 16th century which stands on Calle del Rico (appropriately, the “street of the rich man”, named after the man who commissioned its construction, Francisco Pérez de los Cobos!). The façade stands out due to its wrought iron window grills and the stone coat of arms above the ornate doorway..

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The Callejón del Fiscal in Jumilla
The oldest street in Jumilla dates back to the time of Moorish rule in the Early Middle Ages The oldest remaining street in the town of Jumilla dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries, as was confirmed by archaeological excavations in 1990. At that point in history, at least until 1243, Jumilla and the rest of what is now the Region of Murcia was still under the control of the Moors, and the excavations show that the street originally continued..

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Arco de San Roque or Puerta de Granada in Jumilla
The former gateway out of Jumilla was used to prevent the spread of disease into the town The Arco de San Roque, also known as the Puerta de Granada, is one of the old gates into and out of Jumilla, and in the past constituted the main entrance and exit in the south-west of the town. The gate was built in 1642 to replace a wooden chapel which had been destroyed by fire 39 years previously, and used to be closed during times of plague..

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Plaza de Arriba Jumilla
A central plaza which has retained the same core elements for the last 500 years The “Plaza de Arriba” is without doubt one of the most important central points in the old quarter of Jumilla and has been so since the fifteenth century. In spite of a number of modifications undertaken during the last 500 years, it still maintains the same basic elements as when it was first constructed, namely the former Palacio del Concejo which is..

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Iglesia del Salvador, Jumilla
A small church converted into a Murciano baroque temple This is one of the largest churches in Jumilla, but despite its size it is hard to appreciate it from the outside, as it is located in the old narrow streets of the town at the corner of Calle Canalejas and Calle Pasos. Prior to its construction, the site in the centre of Jumilla was occupied by a smaller place of worship devoted to Nuestra Señora del Loreto. This was built in approximately..

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