The land that can be seen from the viewpoint of the Baños de la Reina treasures the passing of four cultures. Vera’s history has been marked by the movement of the people who have come to the Southwest of Spain. The Copper age brought the first settlements that can be traced back to the Millares and Argar cultures respectively. Additionally, this land was occupied by the Carthaginians´ Barea, the Romans´ Baria and the Muslim Bayra.

History would have it that Vera would have two locations, two cities and this has nothing to do with battle or disease. The earth shook in 1518 to bury the medieval city founded by the Arabs. An extremely violent earthquake left the ancient city under the hill and two years passed before the new town began to take shape.

The city was built using an enclosed grid design. Its walls flanked by eight towers and communicated to the exterior by two doors. The church was built in the middle and served as a place of refuge for the neighbors who defended themselves from the constant Moorish incursions. The most notable attempt to overcome the walls was made by King Aben Humeya in 1569.

In the preceding years, Vera became a Christian enclave surrounded by a Moorish population and punished by the continuous attack of the barbaric bands. Their members were considered pirates who sailed the seas from North Africa to penetrate the nearby towns.

Its forced transfer did not mean the old city was forgotten. The image of the Sacred heart of Jesus was built in 1949. The 10 meter high sculpture overlooks the town and can be seen from the whole region. The enclave where it is located has been declared Archeological Zone of Cultural Interest.