7 things to see in Priego de Cordoba

Balcon Priego de Cordoba

Priego de Cordoba Spain

Priego de Cordoba is a Andalusian town between Granada and Cordoba. Priego is just on the edge of the Subbetica Natural Park. This area is right the centre of Andalusia and has a wealth of birdlife and wildflowers. From the town of Priego de Cordoba you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Barrio de la Vila

The old town is known as Barrio de la Vila. The narrow streets and white houses are typical in this part of Spain. They are covered with plantpots and brightly coloured geraniums. You will see religious images and crosses decorating the houses and doors too.

The Festival of Corpus Christi is when this neighbourhood pulls out all the stops. The streets are colourful with more plantpots and flowers on display for the fiestas every June.

Suggested Route: Barrio de la Vila

  • Walk along from Plaza de Santa Ana to Calle Real
  • Continue to Placeta de San Antonio along the Calle Jazmines
  • Head to Calle Bajondillo towards the Balcon del Adarve

Barrio Vila Priego de Cordoba

The Castle

The Arab castle is on the main square of the town. Rebuilt in the 8th and 9th centuries this castle was a military fortress. Entrance fee is 1.50 euro. Also of interest is the Carnicerias Reales, a building which was the old slaughter house and market. Dating from the 16th century,  don´t miss the main patio and stone spiral staircase.

Baños Arabes

The Barrio de la Vila has small hammam. Casa Baños de la Villa. This bathhouse is well maintained and worth a visit if you need to unwind. The sessions are every day for 90 minutes. The massage is optional.

Balcon de Adarve

The impressive view from this balcony overlooks the surrounding countryside. This walkway has several benches looking out of the olive groves and makes for a pleasant stroll while taking in the view.

Fountain Priego

The Kings Fountain

At the end of Calle delRio there are two large fountains set within a small park. Surrounded by tres both the Fuente del Rey and the Fuente de la Salud are worth hunting out.  The Fuente del Rey was built in 1803 and is made up of three pools. Around theedge the fountain has 139water spouts. It is a national monument. The Fuente de la Salud is set to one side of the park and dates to the 16th century.

Churches in Priego de Cordoba

There are eight churches in Priego de Cordoba. Most of them are built in Baroque style at the time when the town was wealthy from the silk trade. The Iglesia de la Asuncion is probably the most notable, built in 1525, the domed ceiling is pretty impressive. (Open from 11am to 1pm)

Typical Cordoba Food

Fried Aubergines in honey are popular in Cordoba province. Flamequin is also typical.  This is a roll of ham, fried in batter with egg and breadcrumbs. Salmorejo shouldn´t be missed in this part of Spain. Also the best quality Olive Oil comes from Cordoba so make sure you taste some while you are there. Try the Restaurante Califato, close to the Castle on Calle Abad Palomino for good local food.