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Priego de Córdoba – Paseo de Colombia

Priego de Córdoba, monuments, churches, castle, historical houses and fountains

Paseo de Colombia – Promenade in Priego de Córdoba

The Paseo Colombia is a groups of gardens and fountains surrounding the monument of Obispo Caballero y Góngora, Viceroy of New Granada. A pergola in homage to the founders of the artistic heritage of the city built by the vocational workshop Fuente del Rey. The sculpture of Ganymede by José Alvarez Cubero stands out.

Walls of the Paseo de Colombia sector

In the Paseo de Colombia sector, the fortuitous appearance of a quadrangular tower in 1994 made it possible to verify the use in elevation of a travertine masonry rig with some ashlar masonry, with reinforcements seamed in the corners of lime mortar formwork. The total dimensions of this tower are not known, although its front, which reached 557 centimeters, is known. However, it has not been possible to certify for the moment that the promenade tower belonged to the wall itself, and not to an antewall, as might be indicated by the similarity of the construction of the aforementioned tower and the escarpment of the moat in the sector from Santa Ana.
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Paseo de Colombia, Priego de Córdoba, Sierras Subbéticas

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Priego de Córdoba


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