Jérez del Marquesado

Its origins date back to prehistoric times, to the culture of Argar with traces of Neolithic. There were mining operations in the Bronze Age which continue in Roman times. In Roman times the population would be called sericus or Sericis to what the Arabs would call Mecina or Alcazar (castle) and Xeriz (Seda) by the coexistence of two villages.

The town center has an important collection of Moorish houses, mills, the remains of two medieval fortresses and a Mudejar church. The remains of Arab baths that are located near the chuch are also preserved. Subsequent are the "White Cross of the ages" with the "pond" pond water to irrigate its fertile orchards, commemorating the visit of the Catholic Monarchs in 1489 and Mudejar church of the XVI century with excellent coffered of this era and a cover mixture of Christian and Moorish influences tastes in the use of brick. The region Marquesado del Zenete occupies the entire southern region of Guadix. Its 10 municipalities are all located more than 1,000 meters, divide their territory between the slopes of Sierra Nevada and the plateau that extends at its feet.

Points of Interest in Jérez del Marquesado

The church of Jérez del Marquesado
The church of Jérez del Marquesado

Festivities in Jérez del Marquesado

  • San Anton is celebrated on the 17th of January;
  • On the 2nd of February is La Candelaria celebrated;
  • San Marcos is celebrated on the 25th of April;
  • The fiestas of Virgen de la Cabeza are celebrated on the last Sunday of April;
  • The Fiestas del Corpus are celebrated in June;
  • San Juan is celebrated on the 24th of June and San Marcos on the 29th;
  • From the 8th till the 12th of September are the festivities celebrated in honor of the patron Purificación.
A street in Jerez de Marquesado
A street in Jerez de Marquesado

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Basic Information Jérez del Marquesado

Jérez del Marquesado (37°11′07″N 3°09′28″O)

Altitude: 1230 meters

Population: 1027 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 86 km

Distance to the beach: 92 km (Adra)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 219 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 100 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


  • Supermarkets: no
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location Jérez del Marquesado

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