Palenciana is located to the south of the province, on the border of Malaga, on cultivated land, with cereals and olive trees.
The town, separated from Benamejí in 1834, has the characteristic appearance of a farming village, whitewashed and quiet in the countryside of Cordoba, in which the only notable building is the Church of Carmen.
The earliest form of Palenciana goes back to the Iberian civilization, as evidenced by the remains found in the archaeological sites of Cerro de los Toros. In the Cerro del Pozuelo one can still observe some vestiges of what was once a fortified Roman settlement.
In 1548 Emperor Charles V sold Palenciana and Benamejí to the ruler of Burgos, Don Diego de Bernuy, who founded the lordship in his own name, and which, over the years, became the Marquis of Benamejí.
The town was under the jurisdiction of the nearby Benamejí until 1834, the year in which its administrative segregation was achieved.
Palenciana is named after its founders, who were some old palentinos, after the Reconquest. The town was under the jurisdiction of the nearby Benamejí until 1834, the year in which it obtained its administrative segregation, ending dependence rivalries which had existed between the two populations.
An itinerary allows us to contemplate the street architecture with the presence of classical lattices and upper and lower grilles. Our walk would take us to the church of San Miguel (baroque); and strongly remind us of the Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception at Benamejí.
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Square.
Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with the chapel of the Virgin of Araceli.
Images of San Miguel and San José (eighteenth century).
Ermita de San Lucas.
Cerro de los Toros (Bronze) burnished pottery.
Calle del Sol
Porra crua. Morcilla. Rona (stiff porridge that is added to oil) Cocido. Rabbits, hares and partridges in sauce. Sweets: Borrachuelo. Tortilla at Christmas. Flores. Donuts. Hornazo
Directions to Palenciana
Out of Cordoba . Continue: Carretera de Cádiz. Continue: Avenida de Cadiz, direction: E-5, A-4, Sevilla – Malaga . At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit Continue along: E-5 / A-4 heading: Sevilla – Malaga. Follow signs to exit 408 – Málaga. Continue: A-45. Take the exit towards: N-331. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit Continue along: N-331 heading to Fernan Nunez – Montemayor. Cross Fernan Nunez. Pass Montemayor and Montilla. Pass Aguilar de la Frontera and Moriles. Exit toward Benamejí Moriles. Take N-331A. Around El Tejar, turn right: CP-053. Arrive at Palenciana.
Rute 29 km
Lucena 30 km
Córdoba 93 km
Benamejí 9 km
Puente Genil 43 km
Matarredonda 56 km
Priego de Córdoba 56 km
San Miguel Parish Church
San Lucas Chapel
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