This church was built in the first half of the 16th century. It has three naves separated by arches resting on Doric columns and entablatures. The church was designed by Francisco Antero and built by Ambrosio Villegas. The main nave [...]
The highlight of this festival is the running of the bulls like in Pamplona. The festivities take place in September in honour of the town’s patron saint, the Holy Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Purificación, popularly known as Tizná. She [...]
The Jérez del Marquesado-Balsilla del Partidor route is a pleasure to the senses. The autumn reds and ochres of the trees and the aroma of marjoram accompany the traveller throughout the journey.
The district of El Marquesado del Zenete, important for its history and its natural beauty, includes ten municipalities and attracts visitors due to its abundance and variety of sights. This area reaches from the slopes of Sierra Nevada to the plateau extending at the foot of the mountain range.
On 8th March 1960 an aeroplane with US Marines on board crashed into the side of Picón de Jérez. The weather was very bad, but with much courage and intimate knowledge of the mountains the people of Jérez, Lanteira and other villages managed to rescue many of the wounded. This walk is dedicated to the memory of those people.