The village is situated at 755 meters above sea level and has 3.661 inhabitants (2014). Jun is located just four kilometers from the capital and has grown dramatically in recent years.It is situated at the foothills of the Sierra de la Alfaguara, along the Juncaril river, next to the natural passage between Granada and Almería. 

 

 

It is a town known for its ceramics, at the entrance of the town is a museum/workshop from an internationally ceramist Miguel Ruiz. This, though private, Arts Pavilion can be visiedt. In Roman and Arabic era existed here farmsteads, of which only ruins remain at the Casa del Rincón.

 

The name Jun comes from Iundenia: Near the city of Ilípula raised a temple to Diana, the place that was located near the temple was called IUN Dianium: IUNDENIA. This must happen circa 200 years before Christ.

Points of Interest in Jun


  • Pabellón de las Artes;
  • Church: Iglesia Parroquial (17th century);
  • Bridge: Puente de los Ocho Ojos;
  • Arabic House (15th century) located in la calle del Rincón;
  • Manor House of Antonio Marín Ocete situated at la Plaza de la Iglesia:
The church of Jun
The church of Jun

Festivities in Jun


  • In the first weekend of September are the festivities in honor of Purísima Concepción celebrated;

Pabellón de las Artes
Pabellón de las Artes

Photo Gallery of Jun


Basic Information Jun


Jun (37°13′14″N 3°35′40″O)

Altitude: 755 meters

Population: 3.661 inhabitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 6 km

Distance to the beach: 75 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 142 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 20 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Jun

The Weather in Jun