La Rambla – Córdoba
La Rambla is a town located to the southwest of the province in areas of countryside, mostly devoted to the extensive cultivation of cereal and other dry herbs.
The town has Roman roots, is built on a hill with its own appearance of the towns of the countryside, of urban irregular planning, with traditional whitewashed houses, among which we have to emphasize the Torre del Castillo, of Arab origin, the Torre de las Monjas and the Church of La Asunción.
The highlight, however, is its long tradition of pottery, a craft of great importance.
On the place that nowadays occupied La Rambla was settled a prehistoric settlement in the place called “La Minilla”, where a few years ago found a bell-shaped vessels with more than 4,000 years. Later it would be settled a Roman city that walled the population and Muslims would found AL-RAMLA (meaning sandy area). In 1480 the possession of the castle was given to Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba “El Gran Capitán.”
But on February 6, 1521 La Rambla had the most important historical event during the reign of Carlos I, to meet it anti revolt cities of Andalucía to ratify the King. La Rambla was a property of the Crown under the jurisdiction of Córdoba. In 1647 Felipe IV allowed him to appoint mayor, but five years later he delivery it to the Duke of Olivares, whose heir, the Marquis of El Carpio, sold it in 1677 to the Marquis de Almodóvar, later Lords of La Rambla.
La Rambla Monuments
Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and its Portada plateresca (1264).
Convent of La Santísima Trinidad (XVII century).
Chapel San José, with its important altarpiece.
Chapel of La Concepción (XVIII century).
Church of La Espíritu Santo.
Church of El Calvario.
Tower of Las Monjas de 1757.
Image of Jesús Nazareno, by Juan de Mena (canopy).
Inmaculada, at the turn of the XVII century, attributed to Antonio Mohedano.
Neoclassic monstrance, made by Damián de Castro.
Portable folding altar, XVIII century, by Antonio Ruiz.
Old granary, nowadays Town Hall.
Beautiful paintings and making of religious images.
Important potter industry.
La Rambla Archaeological Remains
Paraje de Cabezas del Rey with Iberian remains.
Tower of the old castle La Rambla, Arab origin.
Torre de las Monjas.
Calle de las Flores.
Plaza de la Constitución.
Jardines de Andalucía.
Plazuela de San Lorenzo.
Plazuela de la Virgen del Pópulo.
Jardines de Andalucía.
La Rambla Gastronomy
Migas. Cocido. Arroz con bacalao. Bacalao encebollao. Fritá de habas. Codornices del Finco.
Sweets: Pestiños. Borrachuelos. Gañotes. Magadalenas. Empanadas. Rosquitos de manteca. Gachas con coscurrones. Roscos de lustre de la Tata. Resoli (liqueur of eau-de-vie, coffee, sugar and water). Pasteles de almendras
Oil. Wine. Olives.
How to get there
From Madrid: through the N-IV, you have to past Córdoba and take the A-45 towards Málaga, passed by Fernán Núñez and in the centre there is a traffic light where you turn right and to 6 km away you get La Rambla.
From Seville: through Écija, about 8 km you find the exit Montilla, and about 20 km away you get La Rambla.
Distances from La Rambla
Baena 47 km
Lucena 37 km
Córdoba 36 km
Montilla 12 km
Santaella 14 km
La Carlota 23 km
Doña Mencía 47 km
Montemayor 6,5 km
Nueva Carteya 32 km
Aguilar de la Frontera 17 km
Montalbán de Córdoba 4 km