Sports in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

Festival Internacional del Aire

This big free-flying fiesta focused on El Yelmo attracts thousands of people – including mountain-bikers, runners and hikers as well as paragliders (motorised and otherwise) – for three days of activities, partying …
Music in Cazorla


Cazorla has a surprisingly cosmopolitan vibe for a remote country town and demonstrates it with this annual three-day blues fest, which sees international musicians and several thousand fans packing into town.
Religious in Parque Natural Sierra de Andújar

Romería de la Virgen de la Cabeza

The Romería de la Virgen de la Cabeza sees many tens of thousands of people converge to form a huge, festive tent city around the Santuario de la Virgen de la Cabeza, and witness a small statue of the Virgin Mary – …
Holy Week in Jaén

Semana Santa

The week leading up to Easter Sunday sees statue-bearing processions through the old city by 30 cofradías (brotherhoods).
Religious in Úbeda

Semana Santa

Eighteen solemn brotherhoods carry sacred church statues through the town in atmospheric processions during the week leading up to Easter Sunday. Thursday and Friday see processions during the daytime as well as aft…
Feria in Baeza


The summer fair starts with a big Carnaval-style procession of gigantones (papier-mâché giants) and other colourful figures, and continues with five days of fireworks, a huge funfair, concerts and bullfights.
Music in Úbeda

Festival Internacional de Música y Danza Ciudad de Úbeda

This month-long festival concentrates on classical music, but may also include other musical genres and dance including ballet.
Religious in Baeza

Semana Santa

Baeza's Easter processions are solemn, grand and rooted very deep in the town's traditions. Evenings from Palm Sunday to Good Friday.