Its magnificent WINES, carrying the Montilla-Moriles D.O enjoy great fame and prestige, with important wineries still present in the town.
Its EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS are of equally high quality, produced in its cooperatives with its own denomination of origin.
‘BOLOS’, NARANJAS ‘PICÁS’ CON BACALAO (ORANGE AND COD DISH), ALBÓNDIGAS DE BOQUERONES (ANCHOVY MEATBALLS), or SALMOREJO (TRADITIONAL SOUP), are just some of the exquisite local dishes. Lucena also stands out for its confectionery tradition, particularly its traditional DULCES DE PESTIÑOS (HONEY FRITTERS) or SOPAIPAS (TYPE OF FRIED PASTRY) as well as the revival of SEPHARDIC CONFECTIONERY.
You can visit the NAVA DE SILPIA ESTATE and discover the cultivation and production processes of the oil and wine. There are other places worth a visit such as EL ALFOLÍ WINERY-MUSEUM and the TORRES-BURGOS WINERY.
The ROSCON DE REYES GIGANTE (Giant 3 Kings’ Cake) in January and the TAPIJAZZ GASTRONOMY COMPETITION in May are the culinary events of the year.