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Linares is a city located in the Sierra Morena comarca, Jaen province, Andalusia autonomous community, Spain. Linares has an area of 76.3 square miles and a population of 62,000 residents. A thing for which Linares is famous and known is that this is the place where bullfighter Manolete died, so each year on the anniversary of the tragic event, people place flowers on a statue which is dedicated to him. Sister cities of Linares are Narino in Columbia and Nuevo Leon in Chile. If you want to visit the city and you have no idea where to head to, there are some attractions that you will surely like.
Top Attractions within Linares
Castulo is a town located in the same Jaen province, at just a few miles away of Linares. In it was found proof of the human presence in the area since the Neolithic. The town of Castulo had an important role until the Middle Ages when it was conquered by Muslims. In 1227, the walls of the city were destroyed and the population moved, but in present, the ancient town is a great place for historians and archaeologists to make research and for tourists to visit.
Archaeological Museum of Linares is a great and large museum dedicated to the history of the area of the town. It is very easy to reach and it is considered by some one of the best local museums of Andalusia.
Castillo de Tobaruela is a one of a kind attraction of Linares. This former impressive castle is now in ruins, but it is still very charming and beautiful. If you are a photo passionate, don't forget to take your camera with you because you will want to immortalize this lovely point of interest of Linares.
Convento de San Francisco is not in Linares, but in a close village called Baeza. The monastery is now being restored and you will be able to visit it in order to find out more about the lives of the Christians living in it a few hundred of years ago.