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Restaurante Zuhayra

Hotel Zuhayra's excellent restaurant, open to all, serves uncomplicated but perfectly prepared versions of local and Andalucian favourites, such as its homemade partridge pâté or lamb chops with thyme. Good vegetari…
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…
Andalucian in Zuheros

Mesón Atalaya

This family-run establishment at the east end of the village does excellent local fare, with plenty of lamb, pork, ham, potajes and cazuelas (types of stew), local cheese and homemade desserts. There are two nice, p…
Cheese in Zuheros

Los Balanchares

Zuheros is renowned for its cheeses and you can see and buy a top selection at this wonderful organic goat- and sheep-cheese maker, on the Doña Mencía–Baena road below Zuheros.
Andalucian in Zuheros

Asador Los Palancos

With astounding views of tens of thousands of olive trees and a fabulously scenic terrace beneath Zuheros castle, this place produces food of unpredictable quality but is certainly good for a drink and snack to acco…
Museum in Zuheros

Museo Arqueológico

The tiny but interesting local museum (which doubles as Zuheros' tourist office) displays a variety of stone and bone tools – some as old as the Palaeolithic Age, around 35,000 BC – and pottery, retrieved from the n…