In Lopera you will find one of the best examples of castles constructed by the Military Order of Calatrava in the Province of Jaén. Declared a cultural property in 1991, this fortress maintains its original walled enclosure. Over the centuries it also served as a residence and even as a winery in the mid-20th century.
Thanks to the restoration works carried out, Lopera Castle has recovered its original appearance and avoided the logical damage caused by the passing of time to be ranked by researchers as a fortress that is one of the treasures of defensive architecture. This is why, when visitors enter through its main gate, located opposite the Town Hall and leading to the complex, the image they see is very similar to what any locals would have seen in the 13th century. It was during this century when the Order of Calatrava transformed and created the new construction on the site of a Moorish fortification that protected the settlement's inhabitants.