Towns of Córdoba

The towns of Córdoba have known how to maintain their traditional charm while modernizing. If you visit them, you will find narrow and steep streets formed by white houses adorned with flowers. But also many well-preserved monuments.

At the foot of Sierra Morena, cradle of legendary bandits, or of the river Guadalquivir, these beautiful villages are sometimes surrounded by large pastures or olive groves. But in all cases, if you come to visit them, you will enjoy a wonderful traveling experience. Have you decided to know the towns of Cordova? We propose some of the most beautiful ones.

Five towns in Córdoba that you should not miss

Bigger or smaller, near or far from the capital or highlighted by its landscape or its monuments, these towns have everything you need to enjoy your stay in them. Let's get to know them.

Almodóvar del Río and its Berber past

Between Sierra Morena to the north and the countryside to the south, Almodóvar has its symbol in the majestic berber castle that dominates it from a hill. Despite its age (it was built in the XNUMXth century), it is perfectly preserved, so much so that a few years ago it served as the setting for the filming of scenes from the mythical saga 'Game of Thrones'. We will also give you a historical fact: in it he was crowned Peter I the Cruel as king of Castile.

We advise you to also see in Almodóvar the Church of the Immaculate Conception, whose current appearance dates from the seventeenth century; the hermitage of the Virgen del Rosario and San Sebastián, in which its baroque style lintel façade stands out, and the old town, where do you have an interesting ethnographic museum. Finally, in the vicinity of the town you can see the Breña reservoir, which is the largest in all of Europe.

The City Council of Priego de Córdoba

Priego de Córdoba City Council

Priego, a baroque jewel among the towns of Córdoba

This town of the Subbética region is on the call Route of the Caliphate, a tour of the Andalusian legacy through the provinces of Jaén, Córdoba itself and Granada. But above all it stands out for its impressive baroque heritage.

Monuments such as the churches of San Pedro and Our Lady of the Assumption or the spectacular King's Fountain, among many others. But they also deserve your visit the Priego Castle, a XNUMXth century Arab fortress; the beautiful building of the Town hall and the call Recreo de Castilla or Huerto de las Infantas, a manor house surrounded by romantic gardens.

Equally remarkable is the Villa neighborhood, of Andalusian origin, which has preserved all its medieval charm with its narrow and winding streets of whitewashed houses. Through it you will reach the Balcony of the Adarve, a viewpoint from which you have spectacular views of the Cordoba countryside.

The castle of Cabra

Cabra Castle

Cabra, the entrance to the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park

With category of City awarded by the queen Isabel II, Cabra is the gateway to the spectacular Sierras Subbéticas geopark, of great natural value. But also this town, inhabited since pre-Roman times, has a lot to offer you.

It also has its arabic castle located in the La Villa neighborhood. And also with churches like Mayor or of the Assumption and Angels, with its baroque ornamentation; that of San Juan Bautista, from the Visigothic period, or that of Santo Domingo. Also on the outskirts, specifically at the top of Picacho, you have the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sierra, patron of Cabra.

Finally, we advise you to visit the Municipal Archaeological Museum, which houses pieces of enormous value such as the one titled Child with free, of the second century of our era. And also the impressive Mausoleum of the Viscountess of Termens, a work in Carrara marble by the great sculptor Mariano Benlliure.

The house of Mount in Baena

Casa del Monte, in Baena

Baena, art in its streets

If the previous towns of Córdoba stood out for their monumental heritage, Baena surpasses them all. The number of extraordinary buildings it has is impressive, to the point that it could be said that its streets are pure art.

Among the religious monuments, we advise you to see the churches of Santa María la Mayor, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. Regarding civilians, you must visit the castle with the walled enclosure of the Almedina, the houses of the Countess, the Tercia (where is the Historical and Archaeological Museum) Y from the Mount and the Iberian-Roman site of Torreparedones.

Montoro, at the foot of the Guadalquivir

The town of Montoro is located on the hill that forms one of the meanders of the Guadalquivir river which has been declared a Natural Monument. Surely founded by the Iberians, it is another beautiful town in the province of Cordoba.

In Montoro we recommend you visit the church of San Bartolomé Apóstol, of Mudejar Gothic style and built in the XNUMXth century. Also those of Carmen, built in the eighteenth and baroque; that of Santa Maria de la Mota, where is the municipal Museum, and of St. John Lateran.

As for civil heritage, in Plaza de España you have the Ducal Palace of the House of Alba, today City Hall; the Montoro Tower, visible from all over the town, and the Prison Arch, which connects the City Hall with Calle Salazar. Precisely in this and in Manuel Criado Hoyo street you can see several manor houses from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries.

View of Montoro

Montoro

Finally, the Major Bridge, built in the XNUMXth century, it offers you wonderful views of Montoro; the Casa de las Conchas It is a beautiful building with 45 million shells on its facade and that of the Cathedral Thirds It was the old warehouse for oil, wheat and wine.

How to get to the towns of Córdoba

The city of Córdoba has airport and also with railway station where high-speed trains arrive from Madrid and Sevilla. You can also travel by bus or in your own car.

In the latter case, the main roads in the province are the A-4 that goes, for example, to Montoro; the A-45, which directs you to Priego and Cabra; the N-432, which takes you to Baena, or the A-431, which reaches Almodóvar del Río.

In conclusion, we have shown you some of the most beautiful towns in Córdoba. But there are many others. For example, Zuheros, whose old town is a Historic-Artistic Site; Iznajar, door to hiking through the Sierra de las Ventanas; Mirror, with its imposing Ducal Castle, or the small Luque, where the Cueva de la Encantada is located with its Neolithic paintings. Don't you feel like visiting the towns of Córdoba?

 

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