Magdalena Church

The Magdalena Church (originally the mosque of the city, converted into a church after the Christian conquest), is located in the neighborhood of the same name. The church, whose main façade and interior is in the Gothic style, was erected in the 16th century, being one of the oldest churches in the capital of Jaén. In one of the church towers you can still make out the old Arab minaret of the mosque.

The neighborhood, the fountain, the lizard and, of course, the Magdalena Church are constant literary resources in the work of Juan Eslava Galán.

(…) and thus they took him to a house that is near the said Church of Magdalena (…)

The Templars and the Table of Solomon. Chapter 22