22 Ago Oleotour Jaén
Jaén, the world’s leading olive oil producer, offers the visitor the best setting for practicing “oleotourism”, through a varied offer related to olive groves and oil: museums, oil mills, specialized restaurants, rural accommodation, farmhouses, parties, tastings and oil tastings, etc. A trip to the essence of the olive tree culture begins here, where you will be able to learn in situ the oil production process, from the cultivation of the olive grove, through the collection of the olives in the field, until reaching their extraction and packaging. in the oil mill. A journey through multiple possibilities destined to make oleotourism a unique experience that will not leave you indifferent.
Enjoying an excellent cuisine based on extra virgin olive oil is one of the best proposals at Oleotour Jaén. The first thing you will discover in the province of Jaén is the variety of culinary options on offer. You will be able to savor many different ways of cooking excellent extra virgin olive oil cooking. You can choose to taste the traditional gastronomy of Jaén of those who live by pampering the centenary olive trees or discover the new creations of gastronomes specialized in the best extra virgin olive oils. A kitchen that will immerse you in the nuances of the oils according to their origin and their sensory characteristics. Enjoy the pairing of our garden products, lamb or bush meats with extra virgin olive oils from Picual (the typical variety of the province of Jaén and the majority worldwide) or with oils from other types of olives. minority. Jaén offers you a careful selection of restaurants with recipes inspired by the typical Mediterranean diet, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
In Jaén, where the largest quantity of olive oil is produced in the world, museums and interpretation centers specialized in showing the world of oil and olive groves in an orderly, attractive and interactive way for tourists could not be lacking. An ancestral culture and a powerful resource for the future for this territory have specific museum spaces, which deserve a leisurely visit.
Centro de Interpretación Olivar y Aceite
Corredera de San Fernando nº 32. 23400, Ubeda
Located in the historic city of Úbeda, declared in 2003 by UNESCO «Cultural Heritage of Humanity» and at the gates of the monumental area of this Jewel of the Andalusian Renaissance, is this beautiful Interpretation Center, where you can enjoy a unique experience around Extra Virgin Olive Oil and its olive grove. All this in a 17th century building, of singular beauty, «La Casa de la Tercia», where past and present, as well as tradition with new technologies, combine.
A multifunctional space for dissemination, learning and entertainment around the culture of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, allowing the visitor to get closer and deepen in this millenary culture. All this in an exhibition area of ??more than 1,200 m², through museum areas, interactive panels, exhibitions, time tunnel (a complete tour of the oil production process, through models from the olive tree to the winery, in ancient times and today) and children’s areas with our mascot «Olivia».
Various educational activities are also carried out for the visitor, such as Oil Tasting Workshops, Oil Tastings, Training Courses, Gastronomic Workshops, Conferences, Conferences, Oil Workshops and Children’s Activities.
There is a specialized shop, where the visitor will find a selection of the best extra virgin olive oils, of different varieties of olives, with daily tastings, along with typical gastronomy, cosmetics and handicraft products that you can purchase.
Museo de la cultura del Olivo
Ctra. Jaén, S/N. 23529, Baeza
The Museum of the Culture of the Olive Tree is part of the «Hacienda La Laguna» Complex, located in Puente del Obispo, eight kilometers from Baeza. With an area of more than 4,000 square meters, it is the largest oil museum in Spain. It contains models of old oil mills in which the three fundamental processes of oil production are collected: grinding, pressing and decantation-storage.
The museum, considered an Asset of Cultural Interest, is divided into several spaces; three buildings that house different models of oil mills, a garden with varieties of olive trees from various countries and the winery.
Throughout the itinerary of the visit, the steps to obtain the oil are shown, from the most traditional methods of growing the olive tree, to the modern marketing and packaging processes.
In the museum you can learn about the characteristics of olive oil, assess its properties and delve into the different aspects that define its quality, gradation, color, etc. You can also get to know the different varieties of olive trees physically, as it has a garden with trees of each variety, but it deserves special attention, a 19th century winery known as «La Catedral del Aceite». In addition, the complex has a conference room with capacity for 230 people. Oil tastings are carried out for groups, tastings and other activities related to the olive grove.
Parque Científico y Tecnológico, Geolit. Buzón 8. Calle Sierra Morena, manzana 13a. 23620, Mengíbar
The Active Museum of Olive Oil and Sustainability houses a modern exhibition space made up of unique architectural spaces, among which the Golden Box and a natural environment formed by the Centennial Olive Forest stand out. Intended for the dissemination of knowledge related to the cultivation of olive trees, the technology of olive oil production and Mediterranean gastronomy, its contents cover practically the entire world of olive groves and virgin olive oil.
Selected as a reference center by the European Union for the dissemination of the Olive Oil culture, the Terra Oleum knowledge space and museum covers an area of ??more than 11,000 square meters. The largest area of ??knowledge projected in the Mediterranean basin for a food product.
The Museum, promoted by the Diputación de Jaén, the Andalusian Regional Government Department of Agriculture, and developed by the Fundación del Olivar, is located within the Geolit ??Technological Park in Mengíbar, the heart of the Andalusian olive grove.
It has a permanent exhibition made up of modern interactive modules, audiovisuals, machinery and other types of scenery, on the olive grove, olive oil and sustainability. A revolutionary 3D videomaping system turns the visitor into a true oil mill master capable of directing all the processes for obtaining olive juice
Terra Oleum is framed within the humid zone of the Quiebracántaros tributary, whose spring is born within the Museum’s Centennial Olive Forest. The outdoor activities, from the olive harvest, to the recognition of native species in this natural space, are part of the essence of the center: the harmony with a humanized forest.
The auditorium becomes the central space for the events that take place in the Museum. It has the most advanced image and sound technology, equipped with electronic participation systems that allow a fluid exchange of knowledge with the visitor.
Terra Oleum also offers an extensive program of parallel activities that combines visits to the permanent exhibition with workshops, courses and seminars through proposals for all audiences. The field and the oil mill become the central axis of our dialogue with the visitor. An immersion in the world of virgin olive oil led by experts in this science that becomes an authentic art.
The selection of extra virgin olive oils Terra Oleum brings together the best oils from practically all the olive-growing regions of Jaén, Andalusia and Spain. The green and ripe fruits evoke the aromas of nature, in a permanent exhibition that allows tasting and tasting of all of them in a relaxed atmosphere: the Museum’s Oleoteca.
Before ending the visit, we cannot forget about Oleaginus, a space for art and culture, located in the quality promotion area: Denominations of Origin, olive bookstore, contemporary painting and olive oil art, claim the visitor’s attention in a atmosphere of light filtered by the solar patios that are born in their terraces.
The avant-garde architecture and its modern proposals for communication with the visitor, make Terra Oleum a unique place in which to feel the culture of virgin olive oil from the first step.