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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A history of Jumilla
Wine production in Jumilla dates from 5,000 years ago As is the case in so many parts of Spain, the history of Jumilla reveals the influences of the many different civilizations and cultures which have been present in the municipality ever since the first human activity here, and shows how, from the cave paintings of pre-history to the 21st century town we know today, the story is one of a struggle for survival and prosperity.  That relative..

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August 27 Open Day at the Coimbra del Barranco Ancho archaeological dig in Jumilla
Learn about the Iberian settlement which was built near Jumilla over 2,000 years ago In late August and early September this year there are two open mornings at the archaeological dig of Coimbra del Barranco Ancho in the municipality of Jumilla, where investigations are continuing into the Iberian settlement which was built and inhabited between 2,400 and 2,200 years ago. The 80 or 90 dwellings, home to approximately 500 inhabitants, were..

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September 3 Open Day at the Coimbra del Barranco Ancho archaeological dig in Jumilla
Learn about the Iberian settlement which was built near Jumilla over 2,000 years ago In late August and early September this year there are two open mornings at the archaeological dig of Coimbra del Barranco Ancho in the municipality of Jumilla, where investigations are continuing into the Iberian settlement which was built and inhabited between 2,400 and 2,200 years ago. The 80 or 90 dwellings, home to approximately 500 inhabitants, were..

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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 del Salvador, Jumilla
A small church converted into a Murciano baroque temple The Iglesia del Salvador 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..

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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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The Jerónimo Molina archaeological museum in Jumilla
An impressive collection of items from found at various prehistoric sites 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. Here he discovered an Iberian settlement dating from between the 4th and 2nd centuries BC (click to read a detailed history of Jumilla..

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