ALMEDINILLA

ALMEDINILLA

Almedinilla is the last village to the south, on the border between our province and Granada and Jaén. It is in a region that was in the past a transit area and a frontier between the different parts of Andalucías. A quiet and calm visit through Almedinilla suggests a lot to us, it is something different and interesting which turns into a permanent surprise by going through a place where the passage of time has left its traces, which are now a part of all of us.

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BENAMEJI

BENAMEJÍ

Located in the south-west of Córdoba, on the border on Málaga, where the Surco Intrabético (Intrabaetic Basin) starts. Benamejí is characterised by the Renaissance layout of its wide, straight streets, something that sets the town apart from the medieval nature that prevails in the district. The town appears to sit peering over into its “Grieta”, or fissure, a geophysical phenomenon of earth movement that provides a magnificent view over the vegetation along the River Genil, an environmentally important area of beautiful landscape.

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CABRA

CABRA

Cabra is located in the geographical centre of Andalusia, in the heart of the Natural Reserve of the Subbética Mountain Range. It has a great heritage of monuments, mostly from baroque traditions and celebrations and is overlooked by mountain ranges, springs and natural areas of great relevance.

Due to its geographical location and housing network that goes from the most basic rural houses up to three and four stars hotels, Cabra turns into an excellent starting point to explore Andalusia because the beach, leisure and historical monuments are within one hour from this city in the south of Córdoba.

Resting in a unique place, you can enjoy both fun and tranquil nights with people which will amaze you by their kindness and hospitality.
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CARCABUEY

CARCABUEY

We can find Carcabuey in the centre of the region, providing most of the municipal area for the Nature Reserve of the Subbética Mountain Range. It is a small olive-growing village which welcomes us on the foothills of its rock castle; an impregnable fortress and defensive point that, for centuries, has served to protect the traditions, localness, calm of people who refused to leave their deeply-rooted traditions in favor of the uniformity and who welcome the visitor with open arms.

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DOÑA MENCIA

DOÑA MENCÍA

The village, whose name comes from the wife of the captain of Fernando III, D. Alvar Perez de Catro, Da Mencia Lopez de Haro, is surrounded by the Subbética Mountain Range and we find archaeological sites of particular importance in the surrounding areas. Some of them can be contemplated in its Historical – Archaeological Museum. The village was immortalized by the writer Juan Valera, whose texts created the ‘Valerian Route’, which goes through the hideouts most recreated by the illustrious writer in the village.

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ENCINAS REALES

Encinas Reales is the southern gateway to the Subbética area, on the road from Córdoba to the Costa del Sol and consequently one of the busiest routes come summertime.The town’s municipal area includes the village of Vadofresno, which provides some impressive views over the River Genil, close to the Iznájar reservoir.

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FUENTETOJAR

FUENTE TÓJAR

Fate wanted this village to be a privileged place to study the transition phase, such us the Protohistory. Fuente Tójar, with no more than 900 inhabitants is the smallest village in the area and belongs to those rural places where whiteness and calm are a clear determiner of the openness and gentleness of its inhabitants. A walk through this village will lead us along its sinuous streets and staggered houses, discovering its delightful hidden small squares.

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IZNAJAR

IZNÁJAR

In the southern end of Córdoba, Iznájar is surrounded by a reservoir which bears its name. The town is enclosed at the top of a hill and it looks like an island that emerges from the waters that surround it, joining the mainland through bridges. It has about twenty small villages that are distributed over the area, each with their own traditions and customs, making Iznájar a place of special cultura.

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LUCENA

Lucena was known as the Pearl of Sepharad, due to its economic activity and, above all, to its Hebraic University. Another significant historical fact is that Boabdil “el Chico”, the last Nasrid king of Granada, was a prisoner in the Castillo del Moral, current headquarters of the Tourist Office and the Archaeological Museum in the city. Lucena is the most urban and commercial town in the district, and is an important centre of furniture and industrial cooling equipment manufacturing (NO SE CORRESPONDE EXACTAMENTE CON EL TEXTO ORIGINAL)

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LUQUE

LUQUE

Luque, one of the most ancient towns of the region, is protected by the vigilance of its Nazarí castle, a former fortification known popularly as “EL VENCEAIRE”. It preserves remains of megalithic monuments , emphasizing its prehistoric past. Nowadays, its attraction resides both in its natural landscape and in its principal monuments.

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PALENCIANA

PALENCIANA

The town is located in the most southern part of the Subbetica on the border of Malaga province 40 kilometres from Malaga city. Its name comes from Palencia because of the large numbers of “palentinos” who worked in the area as charcoal burners during the 13th century. Palencia stands out for its popular architecture with whitened streets, wooden window lattices and ironwork window grilles.

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PRIEGO

PRIEGO DE CÓRDOBA

We invite you to discover one of the most beautiful towns of Andalusia. To walk through its streets, squares and corners, will show us a rich and diverse past, a history that bequeathed so many magnificent fingerprints that the visitor is transported through time discovering its delightful monuments. A surprising city of a beauty without equal, its people and landscapes will stay in your memory for ever.

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RUTE

RUTE

Rute, a town in the south of Córdoba province in the Subbética region, sits with the hills on its shoulders and a sea of olive groves at its feet. This is a beautiful town that welcomes visitors with the aromas of its anisettes and the taste of its delicious Christmas delicacies. The anisette distilleries are a long-standing tradition in the town, and have made Rute famous throughout Spain. Its location, practically equidistant of four Andalusian capitals, makes Rute a perfect destination to enjoy your leisure time.

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ZUHEROS

ZUHEROS

Zuheros is a small town in the province of Córdoba declared “Bien de Interés Cultural” in the category of Historical – Artistic Set. It is recognized as one of the nicest towns of Spain, thanks to the exceptional condition of its conservation. It is located in the Natural Park of the Subbetica Mountains where different and varied sport activities can be undertaken; and where we find the famous “Cueva de los Murciélagos” (Cave of Bats).

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