Village situated in the northeast of the province, on the border with Badajoz, inside the Sierra de Aracena y los Picos de Aroche Natural Park, one of the most important protected spaces of the Community, which occupies the whole of the north of the province with its meadows and small rises in the ground, covered predominantly in holm oak woods, cork oaks, chestnut trees and scrub through which numerous streams flow forming an extraordinarily beautiful and attractive landscape.
Its origin is associated with the iron mines and it was repopulated by people from the kingdom of Leon in the XIII century. The castle, the church of the Magdalena and its beautiful meadows are worth mentioning.
HistoryIts origins go back to the Phoenician colonization. Its copper and iron mines were worked by the Phoenicians.
From the Al-Andalus period there are the ruins of a fortress where, according to tradition, there is buried treasure.
The village was repopulated in the XIII century with people from the kingdom of Leon.