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Cottage in Iznájar (Cierzos y Cabreras)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 toilets
  • 80 m² living area
  • 100 m² terrace
  • 100 m² garden
  • Shared pool
  • Private pool

Cottage in Iznájar

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 toilets
  • 60 m² living area
  • 34 m² terrace
  • 100 m² garden
  • Shared pool
  • Wi-Fi
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£ 466 - 560/week £ 67 - 80/night Show details

Cottage in Iznájar (Alarconas)

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  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet
  • 20 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Garden
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£ 295 - 370/week £ 51 - 65/night Show details
The nearby, unspoiled, traditional white walled, red roofed village of Iznajar, with its castle dating from the 8th century and church from the 16th century, has spectacular views over a 32 km long lake which hosts a variety of water-sports and fishing.

Valdearenas Beach: a beach on the lake where you can swim, rent pedalos and canoes, and learn to sail (and possibly other water sports). It tends to be busier on Sundays but is very quiet during the week, even in the height of the season. The water is beautiful to swim in, the bathing is safe and the beach has sand to lie on or for children to play in.

The lake reportedly provides excellent course fishing. Many competitions are held along its banks. It is just over a quarter of a kilometre to walk through the olive groves and on down to the lake or you can take the car down very close to the water.

Iznajar is situated near the southerly border of Córdoba province, and serves as a natural entrance to the Sierra Subeticas Natural Park. From the south, it is best reached from Junction 175 on the3 A92 Sevilla-Granada careterra, and is only 20km from the turnoff. Town and embalse - named after it - are north of Archidona on the map. The town of Rute is to the north-west and, beyond that, Lucena. Priego de Córdoba lies to the north-east, Jáen beyond it.

From the top of the town there are tremendous views where, on a nearby hillock, the old Moorish castle frowns down on the lowly houses. Also worth visiting is the Iglesia de Santiago church, built over time during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with a remarkable late addition in the form of a Baroque altar piece. The cemetery next to the church only dates back to 1806.

The most interesting barrio, district, of Iznajar is the Barrio del Coso, a labyrinth of typical whitewashed Andalucían houses dotted around a labyrinth of narrow lanes that criss-cross the promontory. As if often the case in these hill towns, the lower part is also the newer part of town, and the central Plaza Nueva affords excellent panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Similar views can be found at the miradores La Cruz de San Pedro and the Paseo de la Constitución. With time, it is also worth seeking out is the small barrio of cave dwellings known as El Caganchuelo.

Local cuisine reflects Iznajars position in a prime pork production region, as well as variations on classic Andaluz platos. During the February carnaval, the traditional pork sausage filling is stuffed with eggs, bread, jamón and breast of turkey. Other specialities include the rich salmorejo with orange and cod, and La Porra, a cheap and filling stew of tomatoes, bread, peppers and jamón. A typical local postre, dessert, is creamed eggs.

Unsurprisingly, Semana Santa, Easter week, is the most important festival here. Perhaps uniquely, townsfolk come together to present a religious theatrical epic in which amateur thespians take on the roles of figures in key scenes from the bible and the crucifixion. The inhabitants celebrate the day of San Marcos on April 25 by quitting the town entirely for a mass picnic in the countryside at Valdearenas, a recreational area close to the embalse. Iznajar's annual September feria usually takes place from September 7-10.



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Beautiful village with his castle but difficult to drive in; we have seen some other villages more practicable
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Iznájar is a stunning town! You just need to make the effort to explore the beautiful lanes, old castle and the church.
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Not enough dining options but a very nice little town
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Nice small village with 4 or 5 homely tapas bar restaurants. Centrally located with Córdoba and Granada both within 90 minutes drive.
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Iznajar is a typical Spanish working town raher than an out and out tourist destination. It looks a bit sleepy but a walk around reveals that it has plenty of small shops and services, often selling food and drink at substantially lower prices than the supermarkets in nearby towns.
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Charming little town with many pretty view points. A proper supermarket and a few more restaurants would be nice.
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Iznajar was a fascinating town. The driving was interesting with narrow VERY steep roads, not for the faint hearted. We would recommend parking and exploring on foot.
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A remote dwelling with spectacular views of Iznajar, a quaint and beautiful Spannish town, the lake and surrounding mountains and only 50 mins drive from Malaga
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Pas pour les jeunes.
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Iznajar is a small town and we found we preferred Loja and Antequera more.
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Quaint. Lovely lakeside beach.
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Iznájar is een rustig stadje, mooi gelegen aan een prachtig meer. Je kan ook genieten van een strandje aan het meer.
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