Jimena de la Frontera Travel Guide

  • Jimena de la Frontera
    by GibJoe
  • Jimena de la Frontera
    by GibJoe
  • Jimena de la Frontera
    by GibJoe

Jimena de la Frontera Things to Do

  • The Castle

    The remains of the Castle is situated at the higher part of the town. The entrance is free, well actually there is no one at all there, apart from a couple of hippies who where puffing away admiring the clouds. Don´t know if the clouds where there or they where been formed by what they where smoking! Some of the wall of the castle date to the 7th...

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  • The view from the Castle

    From the castle you will get excellent views over the town of Jimena de La Frontera and the surrounding area. Have a look at the photos, which I must say have lost a lot of quality when uploaded to VT.

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  • Church of Misericordia

    This church was built in the 15th century and was renovated in the 16th century. It was closed during my visit to Jimena.

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  • Plaza Constitucion

    In the Plaza de La Constitucion, also known by locals as El Paseo (The walk) is the tower of what remains of the Church of Santa Maria La Coronada (St. Mary the Crowned). The first mention of this church is in a book by Fray Jeronimo de La Concepcion in 1690. In 1736 it was also mentioned due to the state of disrepair the church was, and in 1946...

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  • The Castle

    The entrance to the castle has a horseshoe arch. This part of the fortifications was built upon an existing Roman wall.

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  • The Castle

    The outer walls were modified for gun loopholes during the war of independance 1808-1812.With such a strategic position on top of the hill this castle must have seen many battles over the centuries.

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  • The castle

    The castle was a muslim fortress which has been built on roman/byzantine sites from the 6th-15th centuries.There is an information office on the site at the top but this was closed when we were there.

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  • The village

    The village, well actually it has now been given the title of 'cuidad' meaning town, has been inhabited over the years by the Romans, Cathegians, Phoenicians and Iberians, and now apparently there are a lot of Brits living there. When we drove through it, it is a very unspoilt kind of place. Unfortunately we didnt have time to explore it.

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  • The Castle

    You can walk up the winding streets to the top of the hill to visit the castle grounds but its quite a climb. There is an information shop in the grounds but for some reason it wasnt open when we got there.

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  • The Castle

    At the entrance to the castle ruins, this horseshoe entrance is Islamic. An inscription near the entrance is dated 151AD

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  • The Castle

    The castle is made of local limestone. This round tower is called the tower of homage and is roman.

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  • The village when driving - Le village en...

    Perched upon the top of this hill, the village of Jimena de la Frontera looks so tiny... And it is !!!Perché sur le sommet de cette colline, le village de Jimena de la Frontera paraît si petit... Et il l'est !!

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Jimena de la Frontera Restaurants

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    by Alcalaina Written Oct 1, 2010

    Bar Oba has a small, cosy bar area at the front and a roomy restaurant at the back, with picture windows offering a fantastic view over the mountains.

    It is run by two English ex-pats who are very welcoming to people of all nationalities. We called in for a drink at around 6.30 and didn't leave till after midnight - after tucking into an excellent home-made chicken curry with all the accompaniments, we decided to stay and do the pub quiz!

    All the food is home-made using local ingredients and the owners are planning to offer English-style Sunday lunches shortly.

    Favorite Dish: Home-made chicken curry with dahl, spicy potatoes, basmati rice and paratha - very unusual in this part of the world and a nice change from traditional Spanish food.

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Jimena de la Frontera Transportation

  • Parking - Jimena

    As I said we came by car, on the route up to the castle with the roads being one way and very very narrow and winding, parking was definitely out. There is a small, and I mean small car park at the top just below the castle walls. Probably only enough for approx 6 cars if people park correctly.There is no entrance fee to the castle.

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  • Enjoy the views

    We drove to Jimena but you can also get a train from San Roque, which is just past La Linea on the otherside of the border from Gibraltar. Its about 35 kilometers from San Roque to Jimena. Apparently the train line was built in the late 19th century.

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Jimena de la Frontera Warnings and Dangers

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    by bugalugs Written May 1, 2005

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    This Castle is high up, there are holes in the ground and the drops over the side where the walls are either non existant or very low means care must be taken, especially with children.

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Jimena de la Frontera Off The Beaten Path

  • Castella de la Frontera

    Parking was a bit of a squeeze around here. As you pass the entrance to the castle, on the right hand side there is some room to park your car. Look out for eagles and vultures while you are here, we saw some.Also we had a walk along the country lane away from the castle and saw this donkey, as I absolutely love donkeys I couldnt resist taking its...

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  • Castella de la Frontera

    The village is surrounded by the castle walls. Here over the arched entrance of the walls is what was the royal palace.

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  • Castella de la Frontera

    To reach this village from San Roque take the C111 a road that is narrow, winding, with drops and seems to go upwards forever. I certainly didnt like the drive up here.There are lovely views though and this is the Guadarrangue Reservoir.

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