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Old Town

Historical heritage

Roman, Arabic and Christian remains come together in the Old Quarter of the town.  Its narrow streets are living proof of the survival of centuries of magnificently preserved history, surprising the visitor who explores its nooks and crannies so full of tradition and charm.

The Arabic wall, museums, squares, chapels and the popular Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación (Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation) are testament to a rich and attractive cultural array, complemented with restaurants, typical shops and an unmistakably Andalucian atmosphere.

In the heart of the old quarter we find La Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Square) (end of XV c.), which constitutes one of the first Christian designs after the Reconquest. The square was built following the tradition of Castilian towns, although in this case without colonnades.  In it is the old Chief Magistrate’s House, the Town Hall and the Santiago Hermitage.

  • Chief Magistrate’s House

    Chief Magistrate’s House

  • "Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnación" Church

    "Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnación" Church

  • Old Hospital "Real de la Misericordia"

    Old Hospital "Real de la Misericordia"

  • Santiago Hermitage

    Santiago Hermitage

  • San Juan de Dios Chapel

    San Juan de Dios Chapel