Jimena de la Frontera is a village in the province of Cádiz (Andalusia) in the south of Spain (approx. population 4,500). It was built around an 8th Century Castle and it borders the natural park of the Alcornocales (a cork oak forest).
The village's narrow cobbled streets, it's typical white Andalusian houses and it's unspoilt landscapes make it a very picturesque place to visit. You will soon notice the legacy of Romans and Arabs in emblematic buildings like the Castle and throughout the older village houses. It was officially declared a place of Historical and Artistic Importance in 1983.
Locals in the village are very friendly and enjoy interacting with passing visitors.
There are plenty of inexpensive, charming and authentic tapas bars throughout, and all walking distance from Casa Henrietta.
Without doubt, this inland mountain village has become a peace haven for those who wish to escape the mass tourism of the coast and enjoy a more traditional experience. Definitely an ideal place to breathe fresh air and enjoy one of the most charming areas of Andalusia.