Rural tourism in Cordoba

Córdoba is one of the Andalusian cities best known for its historical and cultural heritage. The capital of this province is what attracts the majority of tourists. But the province also has a great variety of natural sceneries, routes, roads and sceneries of incredible beauty.

The city is situated in a valley of over 3,000 years old. Extended through this Andalucian province, we can find diverse natural parks, like the Sierra de Cardeña-Montoro or the Sierra de Hornachuelos. Córdoba also has historical cities, like Lucena and Priego, which condensed the Andalucian baroque period of the XVII and XVIII century.

If you have already covered all that the capital has to offer and want to carry on visiting a little more of Córdoba, don’t miss the charms that are cherished by its province

Villages with history

We know that the Cordoba capital is a reflection of the Andalucia history. But also the village of this province have enriched their legacy with the passing of the years, accumulating monuments, culture and history.
Priego and Lucena are two villages of Cordoba whose churches and shrines sum up the architectural postulates of the XVII and XVIII century art. The city of Montoro owes its beauty to the Guadalquivir River, which surrounds it drawing multiple curves. Amodóvar Del Río is closet to the Natural Park of sierra de Hornachuelos and, also possess one of the most beautiful and admired castles of Andalucía.

Natural Córdoba

The Natural Parks are another of the tourist attractions available in the Córdoba province. We can highlight three above the rest.

The Natural Park of Sierra de Hornachuelos is located in the middle of Sierra Morena. This is an interesting representation of Mediterranean vegetation where the cork trees and oak trees are abundant and play a lead role in the most common essence of the scenery. It is also rich is fauna, due to that in its forests animals like the lynx live and we can see flying over us in the sky the black storks, the black vulture and the imperial eagle.

The second Natural Park in size of the province is the one of Cardeña-Montoro, located in the north-east end of the province. The erosion of the Yeguas River has left in its track beautiful sceneries of granite rock and in its waters live families of otters. In the fauna of this park we can also find the lynx, the wolf, royal and imperial eagles and other birds of prey.


Lastly, it is interesting to visit the South Lakes, a group of lagoons and wet lands situated in the south of the province, that is attractive not only for its beauty, but also for its ecological, historical and cultural views.