With a population of less than 350, Hinojares is the smallest municipality in Jaen. Hinojares can really be described in one sentence . . . a group of pretty dwellings surrounding the Plaza Constitución and the Iglesias de San Marcos.
Its real value is its location, in the southern foothills of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas National Park.
The village provides a wonderful, relaxing respite after a hard day walking, cycling or canoeing in the Sierras.
Traxinum to Hinojares
As with many of the settlements in this area, Hinojares has ancient roots. It was called Traxinum during the Roman period and that name was probably applied to the nearby Ibero-Roman settlement. Its modern name derives from the amount of fennel, hinojo, that was produced in the area during the Moorish period.
Life in most villages revolves around the local bar – it’s no different in Hinojares.
- Our favourite bar, Bar Social (Terrace Bar) is a few short strides down the road (closed Mondays). It has a large terrace area that is ideal for watching the sun go down whilst enjoying a cold drink & tapas. Or maybe you would like to try something from their menu – I love their fried chicken wings or the lomo con patatas
- Just the other side of the car parking area we have an ice cream/drinks kiosk (closed Wednesdays). With shaded seating and a warm welcome Sera serves coffee, beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks accompanied by really tasty tapas. What’s not to like?
The main fiesta is in August, but, like many towns there are smaller ones throughout the year. If you would like to know more about the different fiestas, dates etc, just get in touch. All our contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.
Built in 2021, our municipal pool is already proving a very popular facility in Hinojares. For just a few €’s each, for the day, you can enjoy the cool water and fabulous views, and all this is just a 5 minutes walk from the house!
Relax and slow down to the pace of life in Hinojares.
The village might be small but there is lots to see and do.
- Visit the local church – Iglesias de San Marcos
- Walk the windy, narrow village streets
- People watch in the village square
– Plaza de la Constitución
- Partake of a cooling drink and tapas at the Bar Social or Kiosk
- Go riding from the local stables
- Swim at our new municipal pool