Guadalcazar – Campiña Cordobesa
Guadalcazar is located to the west of the province of Córdoba, about 14 km from Almodovar del Rio in the countryside. Its undulating landscape consists of cereal crops and herbaceous plants, amid which stands the city centre, formed by a group irregular linked streets, most notably is the Torre Mocha, remains of the ancient palace of Guadalcázar.
Etymologically, the name of the town comes from Arabic and means “River of the palace or castle.”
Guadalcázar was a town conquered by Fernando III, and donated by Enrique II to Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Lord of Aguilar, who swapped Don Lope Gutiérrez de Córdoba by the estate of Montilla.
It was set up in Marquisate in favour of Diego Fernández de Córdoba.
Parish Church of Ntra. Sra. de Gracia (XVI and XVII century). With altarpiece that was previous to the one of the Cathedral of Córdoba, with paintings made by Juan Cornejo.
Cruz de bronce from the XVII century.
Archaeological Sites in Guadalcazar
From the Roman era in dozens of rural settlements there is a goddess with lions, who could be Cibeles (Archaeological Provincial Museum).
Palace of Marqueses de Guadalcazar.
Salmorejo. Gazpacho. Migas. Arroz con perdigones. Partridge with onios.
Sweets: Perrunas. Pestiños. Flores. Gachas.
How to get there
You have to exit Córdoba, continue in: A-3051. Then you get Guadalcázar.
Córdoba 25 km
Villaseca 12 km
Peñalosa 24 km
Encinarejo 21 km
La Ventilla 17 km
La Herrería 23 km
Fuencubierta 10 km
Fuente Palmera 20 km
Ochavillo del Río 26 km
Almodóvar del Río 14 km