The village is situated to the north west of the province, at the foot of the Sierra Morena Mountains. Part of its district is included in the Sierras de Andujar Natural Park, medium sized mountains which house a truly Mediterranean ecosystem with groups of Holm, Gall and Cork Oaks, Oak trees, umbrella pines and bushes. A number of species of wild animals inhabit the area, which give it a great cynegetic importance.

The village centre, which was declared a Historic Artistic Site in 1969 is of great beauty and in harmony with its surroundings. It is situated on the slopes of a hill crowned with the impressive and well preserved Castle of Bury Alhamma, also a Historic Artistic Monument. The village also boasts monuments such as the Church of San Mateo, the Town Hall, the Palace of Priores, the Palace of the Molina de la Cerda Family, the House of the Herrera Cárdenas Family and other noble family houses.

General information

Tourist Area: Sierra Morena/Sierras de Andújar y Despeñaperros Province: Jaén Distance from the capital (km): 53 Altitude above sea level (m): 450 Area (Km2): 392 Nº of inhabintants: 2713 name for people: Bañuscos Postal code: 23711 Web: