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Located on the edge of foothills that descend from Alfacar to the Vega de Granada, Jun has beautiful landscapes and important historical treasures. There is a great craft tradition of clay making and ceramics, as seen by the works of the sculptor Miguel Ruiz Jiménez.

Another interesting aspect of Jun is its commitment to technology. Jun is the first town in Spain that has turned Internet access into a municipal service. It was also a pioneer in experimenting with electronic voting in local elections, and members of town councils can take part into meetings via videoconference.

The origin of Jun dates back to the Roman period, as it is evidenced by a Roman tombstone with the name of the town inscribed upon it and the remains of ancient Roman brick houses. Another argument to support the Roman origin of Jun is the name of the town itself, ‘Iundenia’, a word that refers to the temples dedicated to the goddess Diana. Over time, the word ‘Denia’ disappeared leaving only the letters ‘J’, ‘U’ and ‘N’. This place was later occupied by other people, such as the Visigoths and the Muslims. There is, for example, an Arab house from the 15th century that is still excellently preserved. After the Moorish rebellion, the lands were re-distributed and Christians repopulated the area. The town’s growth and urban development have remained steady since the mid-20th century.

Typical dishes are Migas, gazpacho and Olla de garbanzos. Sausages and meat are widely used, and a great recipe to try is goat with garlic. Other delicacies include the Chicharrones cakes and the delicious homemade bread.

 

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Granada and its surroundings
Postcode: 18213
Distance from Granada (km): 2
Number of inhabitants: 2161
People: Iundenenses o juneros
Web: www.ayuntamientojun.org

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Iglesia parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad

Jun

The original altar from the 17th century still survives in this church, which was restored in the 20th century almost in its entirety. For many years it was joined to the church in Pulianas.

Casa del Rincón

Jun

It is a Moorish house dating back to the 15th century. Its typical structure, entrance and rain tank are all still well preserved. It is situated in the Calle del Rincón in the town of Jun. It has undergone several [...]

Pabellón de las Artes Plásticas

Jun

This modern building was built on a hill in the outskirts of the town by the artist Miguel Ruiz Jiménez and is also used as a workshop. The pavilion building is a work of art itself: it is one of [...]

Puente de los Ocho Ojos

Jun

This bridge is set in a striking natural setting that can be reached from the village of Jun via the Camino de Tejar or the Camino de los Rojos. This construction was used to divert water for the irrigation of [...]

Celebration of the ‘Jueves Lardero’

Jun

This day the villagers of Jun go out to have a meal in the field and to play games. The final destination is the Era Perrute, near the bridge of the eight eyes.

Celebrations in honour of the Purisima Concepcion

Jun

They are celebrated the first weekend of September, from Thursday to Monday, being the day of the local celebration always a Monday. The celebrations have its centre in the Square of the Church where the popular night party takes place [...]

Celebrations in honour of the Purisima Concepcion

Jun

They are celebrated the first weekend of September, from Thursday to Monday, being the day of the local celebration always a Monday. The celebrations have its centre in the Square of the Church where the popular night party takes place [...]

Celebration of the ‘Jueves Lardero’

Jun

This day the villagers of Jun go out to have a meal in the field and to play games. The final destination is the Era Perrute, near the bridge of the eight eyes.



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