Linares The Essential
Interesting
This old mining town, in a depression at the foot of the Sierra Morena, lies near the Roman road that once linked Cádiz with Rome. The second largest town in the province, it has suffered from economic recession in recent years. The birthplace of the great guitarist Andrés Segovia (1893-1987), it is also, more tragically, associated with the legendary bullfighter Manolete, who died in the bullring here.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Linares
Museo Arqueológico
Museo Arqueológico
The Archaeological Museum occupies the
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Santa María la Mayor
Santa María la Mayor
This magnificent 16C building on the
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Cástulo ruins
Cástulo ruins
The settlement 7km north of Linares
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San Francisco
San Francisco
Its austere exterior, its fine façade
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Ayuntamiento (Town Hall)
Ayuntamiento (Town Hall)
The fine entrance area of this 18C
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Linares Law Courts
Linares Law Courts
The sculpted, richly decorated façade of
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