Hinojosa del Duque
Hinojosa del Duque, Region of Los Pedroches
The municipality of Hinojosa del Duque is situated in the comarca (region) of Los Pedroches, on the borders of Andalusia with Extremadura and Castilla La Mancha.
Hinojosa del Duque currently has approximately 7,800 inhabitants, having succeeded in slowing the process of migration of many residents that took place decades ago.
The archaeological remains found date back to the Iron Age, with remains including a Roman necropolis. Some researchers have placed Hinojosa in the Túrdulos Betoria, more specifically as the Roman Idias.
In the third century, Hinojosa had a large population and its priest signed the minutes of the Concilio de Sevilla.
After its reconquest in 1236, Fernando III donated it to Diego Martinez. In the middle of XV century it was known as the village of Belalcazar.
Although Hinojosa always belonged ecclesiastically to the diocese of Cordoba, the civil and administrative jurisdiction was in the hands of Extremadura, when newly independent it passed under the jurisdiction of in 1833, and by civil and administrative matters in 1836.
Hinojosa del Duque Monuments
Santa Ana Chapel
Parish Church of San Juan Bautista (XV century), known as the Cathedral of the Sierra. A National monument.
Santo Domingo de Guzman Chapel
San Sebastian Chapel
San Bartholomew Chapel
Santo Domingo de la Antigua Chapel
San Benito Chapel
Nuestra de la Castillo Chapel (XVI century) with its baroque dressing room.
Convent of the Immaculate Conception (s. XVI). Antigua Iglesa del Hospital de Jesus Nazareno (1689).
San Isidro Labrador Chapel, XVIII century.
Santo Cristo de la Injurias Chapel
Altarpiece of the Virgin of Rosario.
Image of the recumbent Christ and the Sacred Heart of Felix Granda.
Custodio del Farol, gold and silverwork of the XVI-XVII century.
Portapaz de Damian de Castro, gold and silverwork of the eighteenth century. ( A portapaz is the plate upon which is a holy image which is presented to the pious to kiss in a religious ceremony)
Pilar, XVI century
Fuente del Pilar.
Hinojosa del Duque Gastronomy
The richness, quality and diversity of the cuisine of Hinojosa del Duque become evident only with a tasting of some of its most characteristic dishes like la olla de carnaval, la sopa dorada, or el Lechon.
They result from a long historical process and the conditions and possibilities from the beginning of history which have been have imposed upon the natural environment.
The extensive meadows support livestock from which is obtained hams, sausages and other pork products such as Iberian loin Orza, Chorizo Sausage and authentic delicacies that are sure to satisfy the most demanding palates.
Also worthy of mention are other dishes such as Caldereta de Cordero (lamb stew), a dish which shepherds of old food have eaten, and that has now become an essential recipe within the history and culinary traditions of Hinojosa del Duque.
The importance of the fiestas which have developed over the years has also been reflected in a number of varieties of desserts and pastries such as Hornazo de Fideos, las Perrunas, los Rosquillos or las Hojuelas.
But the variety of its countryside has enabled the survival of dishes such as the Rin-Ran, casseroles, Ajo Blanco and la Liebre (hare) with rice or ratatouille, which culminates with a cookbook which is the result of symbioses that have been kept throughout the centuries by the inhabitants of Hinojosa del Duque in tune with the nature of their environment.
Out of Cordoba . Continue: N-432. Pass el Vacar. Turn right: N-502. Continue on N-502A. Pass Alcaracejos . Continue: A-422 and continue to Hinojosa del Duque.
Distances from Hinojosa del Duque
Cordoba 92 km
Belalcázar 9 km
Alcaracejos 21 km
Santa Eufemia 33 km
Fuente Obejuna 43 km
Fuente la Lancha 13 km
Villanueva de Cordoba 52 km