Attractions

Top Choice Church in Priego de Córdoba

Parroquia de la Asunción

On the edge of the Barrio de La Villa, this church represents a high point in Andalucian baroque chiefly thanks to its wonderful Sagrario (Sacristy), where whirls of frothy white stucco work surge upwards to two bea…
Workshop in Baena

Almazara Núñez de Prado

A good reason to come to Baena is to visit this working olive-oil mill, run by a family who own around 100,000 olive trees. Olives are hand-picked to prevent bruising, then pulped in ancient stone mills. Núñez de Pr…
Cave in Zuheros

Cueva de los Murciélagos

Carved out of the limestone massif 4km above Zuheros is this extraordinary cave. From the vast hall at the start of the tour, it's a 415m loop walk (with 700 steps) through a series of corridors filled with fantasti…
Castle in Zuheros

Castillo de Zuheros

Set on a picturesque pinnacle, Zuheros' castle is of 9th-century Moorish origin, but most of what survives is Christian construction from the 13th and 14th centuries, with remains of a 16th-century Renaissance palac…
Fountain in Priego de Córdoba

Fuente del Rey

Southwest of the centre, an entire plaza/park is reserved for this splendid baroque fountain completed in 1803, with its three-tiered basin continually filled with water splashing from 130 spouts. It would be equall…
Castle in Montilla

Castillo

At the panoramic highest point of town, Montilla's once-mighty castle fell into ruin after King Fernando el Católico had its towers demolished in 1508. The huge building occupying the site today, the Alhorí, was bui…
Winery in Montilla

Bodegas Lagar Blanco

Owner Miguel Cruz gives excellent tours in English or Spanish at this scenic spot in the Sierra de Montilla, 10km east of town (€10 by taxi). You'll see the vineyards and modern and giant traditional tinaja (ferment…
Castle in Priego de Córdoba

Castillo de Priego de Córdoba

The rectilinear towers of Priego’s castle stand proudly alongside Plaza Abad Palomino. Originally an Islamic fortress, it was thoroughly remodelled by the new Christian overlords between the 13th and 15th centuries.…
Winery in Montilla

Bodegas Alvear

The most renowned of Montilla's winemakers and one of Spain's oldest, with a range of PX vintages. Located just south of Montilla's historic core. Tours include tasting of wines and are available in Spanish, English…
Winery in Montilla

Bodegas Pérez Barquero

The vast warehouses here are stacked high with oak barrels of highly acclaimed wines, with five wine tastings in an atmospheric former chapel. It's in the western part of Montilla, on the way in from the N331.