"Jimena de la Frontera" Jimena de la Frontera by GibJoe

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Jimena de La Frontera is a small town of just over 9000 habitants in the area known as Campo de Gibraltar, it is inside The Alcornocales Park which is the last Mediteranean Forest. It was the Moors who gave the name to the town of Xemina, which later became Jimena. In the 16th century it was the base for nearly 300 bandoleros. The title of town was given to Jimena in 1879 by King Alfonso XII. The most interesting monument of Jimena is its Castle which dates back to 7th century.

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  • Pros:Real Spanish town.
  • Cons:Not too much to see or do
  • Intro Updated Apr 23, 2009
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