Castillo de Canena

Castillo de Canena takes its name from the family castle nestled in the hills of the township of Canena, in Spain’s Jaen province in the region of Andalusia. Our olive-producing history dates back to 1780. This Canena castle is situated in the lush surroundings of the Guadalquivir River Valley, and is the name that was given to the extra virgin olive oils produced. It’s located near the World Heritage cities of Úbeda and Baeza, two magnificent representatives of the cultural essence of Andalusia.


Our olive groves are cradled in the Valley of the Upper Guadalquivir River, between the Cazorla and Mágina mountain chains.
We produce early harvest monovarietal EVOOS. We have 3 main varieties: picual, arbequino and Royal.
Picual is the most extended variety in Andalucía. Our beloved picual had before very bad reputation.
But in the last few years some farmers like us began to produce beatiful picuals. Nowdays our Family Reserve Picual has been named BEST EVOO in the world in several prestigious awards such as Mario Solinas, Ministry of Agriculture Award…and also leads the Flos Olei Guide(the most important olive oil guide in the world) year after year.

Olive Oil tradition that dates back to 1780

The Castle of Canena was built by the Arabs on the site of a Roman settlement. It was converted into a fortress for the Calatrava Order during the Reconquista and served this purpose until it was acquired in 1538 by Francisco de los Cobos, Secretary to Carlos V. He transformed the Castle into a Palace, where the Emperor himself stayed.

The Castle was declared a National Monument in 1931 and later restored and preserved by the family.

Castillo de Canena