Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (church)
The town’s oldest church is found in the picturesque Santa María la Mayor square, in the heart of the barrio del Cerro. The church was founded in the 17th century by the bishop of Cabra, Bacauda (prelate of Cabra, participant in the 8th Toledo Council), and offers us an usual piece. It is an altar stone (in the shape of a pilaster), which consecrates the church to Santa María on 30th May of the era 688 (650 AD) using Gothic characters. It is the oldest inscribed devotion to Mary in the diocese of Córdoba, and one of very few in Andalusia.
Plaza Santa María la Mayor, 3,Cabra
Plaza de Toros (bullring)
This was completed in 1892: it is worth noting that it was excavated from solid rock. There are boxes on the upper of its two levels, it can accomodate 7000 spectators, and it enjoys every facility required by modern bullfighting regulations. The opening ceremony was on August 7th, 1892: six bulls from the stables of Don Eduardo Miura were killed by Rafael Molina, known as Lagartijo, and Rafael Bejarano Torerito. Other significant dates were August 7, 1890 – with the bullring not yet completed – when the matador Rafael Guerra Guerrita fought six mature bulls from the stables of the Marquesa Viuda de Saltillo: on September 2nd 1932, a corrida was celebrated in honour of Don Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, the first president of the Second Spanish Republic, with matadors Marcial Lalanda, Manuel Bienvenida, and Domingo Ortega, against the bulls of Manuel Arranz. The corrida marking the centenary of the bullring was held on August 8, 1992, with matadors Miguel Baez Litri, Julio Aparicio, and Finito de Córdoba. Bulls from the stables of Luis Algarra Polera replaced those of the Marques de Ruchena which had been announced in the programme.
Av. de España,Priego de Córdoba
La Asunción former convent
The convent’s construction started in 1649 in a place known as the Cruz de Berral, a street that linked the calle Luna with calle Aguilar. Francisco Gil de Melgar, a local man from Puente Genil, a canon of Seville’s cathedral church and very respected man during his times left money in his will to construct the convent. The church was constructed between 1649 and 1692; this last date appears on a console on the side portal. The interior was decorated from this date: the altarpiece and sides were created before 1738 by the altarpiece sculptor, Felix Pérez de Mena, from Aguilar de la Frontera. The San Antonio altarpiece was created in 1748 by a sculptor from Lucena, Pedro de Mena Gutiérrez. It is a baroque church with a Latin cross floor plan: on its sides it has niches with small, yet interesting baroque altarpieces, which house the following images San Francisco de Asís, San Antonio, Santa Bárbara, the Virgen del Pilar, San Marcos and Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, the church’s incumbent image. This building’s inside walls were completely decorated with decorative paintings. Now, only the ones on the dome and the four Evangelists medallions remain. There is a collection […]
C/ Aguilar,1, puente-genil
Las Coronas, Aloe Vera
Empresa ubicada en Carmona, dedicada a la producción de aloe vera. Su producto está presente en el mundo de la cosmética y diseñan productos innovadores de alimentación, empleando como materia prima un aloe de alta calidad 100% ecológico y vegano, cultivado en su propia finca Las Coronas. Cultivan el aloe siguiendo las técnicas de cultivo ecológico, prácticas certificadas por el CAAE (Comité Andaluz de Agricultura Ecológica). Gracias a la recolección manual y un procesado mínimo, las propiedades de este aloe quedan potenciadas en el producto que finalmente llega a su mesa. Entre los productos que elaboran se encuentra el gel de aloe vera, cremas, zumo y mermeladas. Ofrecen visitas a cultivos de aloe vera, campo de lavanca, bosque de paulonias, laberinto natural, lago, entre otras. Las visitas podrán realizarse de lunes a viernes en horario de 9 a 14 horas y de 18 a 21 horas. La duración es de 1,5 horas. Mínimo 4 personas adulcas. Máximos 10 personas (mientras existan restricciones al respecto por el estado de alarma. Se ampliará el aforo según indiquen las autoridades). Reservar con antelación por correo electrónico. Idiomas: Español, inglés. Medidas de seguridad COVID-19: Conforme a los escenarios temporales marcados por las autoridades, se aplicarán […]
San Juan de Dios hospital and church
This hospital and its church were founded in the 17th century by Juan de Herrera, and dedicated to San Onofre. It was initially renovated by Francisco Hurtado Izquierdo, although the artists Jerónimo Sánchez de Rueda, Juan de Dios Santaella and Francisco Javier Pedrajas later left their mark.
san juan de dios, Priego de Córdoba
Santuario de María Santísima de la Sierra de Cabra
Located in the centre of the Sierras Subbéticas natural park, at 1200 m high, in an environment declared as being a “natural site of interest” given its geological, geographical and scenic interest in the area. This sanctuary is the venue for a series of romerías, or religious pilgrimages. These include the unique ‘Romería de los Gitanos’ (National Gypsy Pilgrimage), held in June and declared as being a festival of national touristic interest, when gypsies and non-gypsies come together to honour the “Majarí” in an explosion of joy and devotion; the “Baja”, on 4th September, in which the image of the Virgin is carried from the chapel to the village; and the ‘Romería del Costalero’ (the Costaleros’ Pilgrimage, costaleros referring to the men who carry the platforms bearing religious images on their shoulders in processions). In this last pilgrimage, which takes place on the first Sunday in October, the Virgin is carried back to Her chapel.
Ermita Virgen de la Sierra, Cabra
Ayuntamiento (Town hall)
A beautiful 18th century baroque building. Its most interesting feature is the moondial on its tower, constructed by Fernando de Tapia.
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1,Alcalá la Real
La Purificación parish chapel
This is Puente Genil’s oldest church and was its only parish church until the second half of the 20th century. Its original location would have been due to the first repopulation that occurred in the second half of the 13th century. However, there are no remains from this era, given that it bordered with Granada’s Nasrid kingdom and this land was exposed to the Moors’ continual razzias. It is thought that the current construction must date back to the beginning of the 16th century, which is when inhabitants started to settle definitively in Pontón de Don Gonzalo. The area was named after its founder Gonzalo Yañez Dovinal. The oldest baptism registry book dates back to these early years. In addition to the three naves and some lost altarpieces of the ancient style, there is only a very modified 16th century altarpiece, which holds several painted panels and that today houses an image of the Virgen del Rosario. The altarpiece that houses the Virgen de las Angustias is the one that holds onto its ancient roots, dating back to 1640. It is baroque in style and is not polychromed, except for some small cherubs that support the Solomonic columns. The whole church ensemble was renovated […]
C/ Don Gonzalo, 18,puente-genil
Plaza de Abastos (market)
The market was built on the site of the former Santa Catalina convent, a 16th century construction that was knocked down in 1844 after having been abandoned following the Ecclesiastical Confiscations of Mendizabal of 1835. The new building was set in a Neoclassical style, designed by Ramón del Toro in 1842. The building is rectangular in shape, with four sides with porticoes and spaces for market stalls. It is closed with four wrought-iron gates, and was restored in recent years. In view of its decadence as a traditional market, there are plans to bring this trading space more in line with the trading philosophy of our ages, where multiples tapas bars and a oleoteca, a shop specilized in olive oil, are located.
C/ Domínguez de la Haza, Carmona
La Concepción Church: “El Hospitalito”
The church was founded in 1592 and belonged to the hospital of the same dedication. The church has a single nave with a choir screen at the foot of the church. It has a Renaissance-style façade and the central part features a niche that displays a stone sculpture of the Virgin Mary. The retablo belongs to the seventeenth century; the Solomonic columns are its most predominant element. The main altar is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which was sculpted at the beginning of the century. The devotional Jesus Christ of the Greatest Pain sculpture by Lorenzo Cano stands next to the altar. Several paintings are displayed in the side retablos, among which, Saint John of Nepomuk and the Vision of Saint Anthony of Padua are both noteworthy and date to the second third of the eighteenth century. The choir stands at the foot of the nave and is decorated with yeseria from the first quarter of the seventeenth century. The eighteenth-century red and black jasper pulpit is also in this section.
C/ del Conde, 31,Écija