Torrecampo, Pedroches Region
Torrecampo is a municipality in the comarca (region) of Pedroches, to the north of the province, among fields of grain and meadows of oak.
The village, whose main attraction is its peace and tranquility, is situated on a flat part of the municipality, surrounded by farmland.
The physiognomy or appearance of the village is similar to the characteristics of the entire region, highlighting the combination of granite and limestone in the construction. Of its buildings worthy of mention are the Church of San Sebastian, (Gothic-Mudejar) and the Antigua Posada del Moro, a museum of art and traditional furnishings.
The origin of Torrecampo dates back to medieval times, when the people of Pedroche settled in this land to escape the plague that was ravaging the region and its people.
These together with the inhabitants of Cerro de la Torre made up what is now la Villa.
Torrecampo became independent in 1484 and became part of las Siete Villas de los Pedroches, being subject to the jurisdiction and dominion of Cordoba . Its heyday was between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, when it began its inexorable decline, because for a long time since it passed from under La Mancha, and after the collapse of the bridge over the Guadalmez, and the diversion of the of road, these were the reasons whereby Torrecampo lost its importance.
The surroundings of the town were formerly villages; the proof being the numerous remains that have been unearthed throughout the area. Among the settlements was Castillo de Mogábar, a medieval fortress that was inhabited centuries ago, and Cerro de la Torre, from where you can still see remnants of what was a watchtower.
Torrecampo has been a village which, throughout its history, and even today, has a dedication to agriculture and livestock, whose clean white streets invite you not to break the silence and have a peaceful time that is unattainable in a busy town.
San Sebastian Parish Church, Mudejar Gothic (fifteenth century).
Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth, Mudejar Gothic (fifteenth century).
Virgen de Gracia Chapel, Gothic Mudejar (XV century).
Nuestra Senora de las Veredas(Shrine of Our Lady of the Paths) (XVI century).
Remains of castillo de Mogábar, remains from the Chalcolithic to the twelfth century.
Calle Real, stately homes.
Antigua Posada del Moro, a private museum of art, archeology and traditional furnishings.
Sobrehusa. Soups Cachorreñas (cod, dried red peppers, toasted bread, roasted garlic and vinegar in abundance). Migas abajas. Pistillo, pepper and tomato. Ajo Jeche. Melocotanada (traditional summer drink which is prepared with a portion of wine from La Mancha, two of water, sugar and small slices of peach).
- Access from Cordoba:
N-432 until passing Espiel , N-502 to Alcaracejos , A-420 until Pozoblanco and A-437 (a) to Torrecampo.
- Access From Badajoz:
A-420 from Cabeza del Buey through Belalcázar, Hinojosa del Duque, Fuente La Mancha, Villanueva del Duque, Alcaracejos, Pozoblanco and A-437 to Torrecampo.
CO-450 from Monterrubio de la Serena to Belalcázar, A- 420 to Pozoblanco and A-437 to Torrecampo.
- Access From Ciudad Real:
From Puertollano to Brazatortas Fuencaliente direction, by Alamillo crossroad, passing la Bienvenida,and take the CP-313. This road is also called CP-46.
Distances from Torrecampo
El Guijo 11 km
Pedroche 9.5 km
Dos Torres 23km
Pozoblanco 19 km
Santa Eufemia 29 km
Villanueva de Cordoba 19 km