Cabra lies at the Geographical Centre of Andalusia at the heart of the “Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas” (Sierras Subbéticas Nature Park). Surrounded by mountains, springs and stunning landscapes, the town has an extensive heritage of mainly Baroque monuments and a number of important traditions and festivals.
Take a rest at the foot of the Sierras Subbéticas; behind you, the ascending Picacho peak, crowned with the Virgen de la Sierra chapel.
Cabra is one of the oldest towns in the region, being the first to have traces of the Paleolithic settlement. During the 3rd century BC the town entered into the Roman era, taking the name Igabrum. Igabrum constituted an outstanding urban nucleus that laid the foundations of its wealth in olives, cereals and quarry exploitation. During the Visigoth age, Cabra was one of the main episcopal sees in the south of the Peninsula and Christianity survived even during the Muslim era.
There are currently 21.000 inhabitants in the town.