Public Washing Areas Route

Public laundries in the towns of Jaén

Description

Public washhouses are part of the popular culture of the villages in Jaén province. For many years these places were used to wash regular clothes, work clothes and other garments such as sacks andbales used for the olive harvest.

These places were also meeting points where people talked and shared their life experiences.

They were the most visited places by all women in the village. It was their time to meet, where social relationships were established and there was no social-class discrimination.

Before the public washhouses were built, laundering was done in natural washhouses such as streams and rivers near the village.

Current public washhouses started upon the addition of modest sinks and other simple restructuring to the fountains and drinking troughs where women used to wash the clothes. Later on, public washhouses became important social areas in themselves.

Dating these buildings is very complex but they appeared at the end of the 19th century. However, the majority of them belong to the first half of the 20th century and many were built during the Franco dictatorship.

Public Washhouses in Jaén are a vivid testimony of our origin, our culture and our history.

The public washing areas route:


Campiña Norte de Jaén


Condado de Jaén


La Loma y Las Villas


Sierra de Cazorla


Sierra de Segura


Sierra Mágina


Sierra Sur de Jaén


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El Nacimiento public washing area (Castillo de Locubín)
Fuente del Caño public washing area (Canena)
Las Pilas public washing area (Peal de Becerro)
Torre de Tiédar public washing area of El Mármol (Rus)
Villargordo public washing area (Villatorres)
Aldea de Miller public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
Las Pilas public washing area (Navas de San Juan)
Aldea de Miller public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
La Guardia municipal public washing area (La Guardia de Jaén)
Las Pilas public washing area (Navas de San Juan)
Cabra de Santo Cristo public washing area (Cabra del Santo Cristo)
Aldea de Miller public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
Fuente del Caño public washing area (Canena)
Aldea de Miller public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
Aldea de los Cañuelos public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
Aldea de los Cañuelos public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
Torre de Tiédar public washing area of El Mármol (Rus)
Torre de Tiédar public washing area of El Mármol (Rus)
La Guardia municipal public washing area (La Guardia de Jaén)
El Pilar public washing area (Escañuela)
El Pilar public washing area (Escañuela)
Fuente Larga public washing area (Espelúy)
Villargordo public washing area (Villatorres)
Fuente Regomello public washing area (Fuerte del Rey)
El Nacimiento public washing area (Castillo de Locubín)
Las Pilas public washing area (Peal de Becerro)
El Robledo public washing area (Segura de la Sierra)
Cabra de Santo Cristo public washing area (Cabra del Santo Cristo)
El Robledo public washing area (Segura de la Sierra)
Cabra de Santo Cristo public washing area (Cabra del Santo Cristo)
El Robledo public washing area (Segura de la Sierra)
Los Caños public washing area (Sorihuela del Guadalimar)
Cabra de Santo Cristo public washing area (Cabra del Santo Cristo)
El Pilar public washing area (Escañuela)
El Nacimiento public washing area (Castillo de Locubín)
El Chopo municipal public washing area (Huelma)
Cabra de Santo Cristo public washing area (Cabra del Santo Cristo)
El Nacimiento public washing area (Castillo de Locubín)
Las Pilas public washing area (Navas de San Juan)
Villargordo public washing area (Villatorres)
Las Pilas public washing area (Peal de Becerro)
Fuente Regomello public washing area (Fuerte del Rey)
La Iruela public washing area (La Iruela)
Las Pilas public washing area (Navas de San Juan)
Fuensanta municipal public washing area (Fuensanta de Martos)
Las Pilas public washing area (Navas de San Juan)
Aldea de los Cañuelos public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
Fuente del Caño public washing area (Canena)
Torre de Tiédar public washing area of El Mármol (Rus)
Las Almansas public washing area (Chilluévar)
Fuente Larga public washing area (Espelúy)
Las Almansas public washing area (Chilluévar)
Fuensanta municipal public washing area (Fuensanta de Martos)
Los Caños public washing area (Sorihuela del Guadalimar)
El Nacimiento public washing area (Castillo de Locubín)
Fuente Regomello public washing area (Fuerte del Rey)
Fuente del Caño public washing area (Canena)
Aldea de los Cañuelos public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
Aldea de los Cañuelos public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
Las Pilas public washing area (Peal de Becerro)
El Nacimiento public washing area (Frailes)
Las Pilas public washing area (Peal de Becerro)
El Nacimiento public washing area (Frailes)
Los Caños public washing area (Sorihuela del Guadalimar)
Fuente Larga public washing area (Espelúy)
Fuente Larga public washing area (Espelúy)
El Chopo municipal public washing area (Huelma)
La Iruela public washing area (La Iruela)
Aldea de Miller public washing area (Santiago Pontones)
El Robledo public washing area (Segura de la Sierra)
Fuente Regomello public washing area (Fuerte del Rey)
La Guardia municipal public washing area (La Guardia de Jaén)
La Iruela public washing area (La Iruela)
El Robledo public washing area (Segura de la Sierra)
Villargordo public washing area (Villatorres)
Las Almansas public washing area (Chilluévar)
El Chopo municipal public washing area (Huelma)
La Guardia municipal public washing area (La Guardia de Jaén)
La Guardia municipal public washing area (La Guardia de Jaén)
Fuente Regomello public washing area (Fuerte del Rey)
Torre de Tiédar public washing area of El Mármol (Rus)
Los Caños public washing area (Sorihuela del Guadalimar)

Regions

Project funded by:

European Union Feder Funds Junta de Andalucía

Project coordinated by:

Association for Rural Development for the District of El Condado de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra Sur de Jaén Group for Rural Development of Sierra de Segura Association for Rural Development of Sierra Mágina Association for Socioeconomic Development of La Loma y Las Villas Association for Rural Development of Campiña Norte de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra de Cazorla
Natural Areas de la Provincia de Jaén