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  • Nature
    quejigos similar tree to the oak blockheads and oaks between whose branches hide important birds Of between them stands out the crane migratory specie of Europe s North that every winter moves to the region to feed of the fruit of the oak the acorn Its contemplation supposes an authentic visual delight since the groups formed by approximately fifty individuals fly in the shape of V emitting similar sounds to trumpet blasts that for a few moments break the quietude of the pasture If the exuberance is the predominant note of the physical way of Los Pedroches this meets furthermore increased in the banks of its rivers and streams Good example of it they are the streams of the rivers Guadalmez Zújar and Yeguas Cardeña Montoro s Nature Reserve which accept in its interior species as the otter or the martin fisherman accompanied of birds as the royal heron or the black stork which they live in its forests of bank filled with ash trees alder trees willow trees and poplars surrounded with a grove forest where it f ind species as the oleander or the bramble bush The best example of the natural way of Los Pedroches meets in Cardeña Montoro s Nature Reserve placed in the oriental part of the region and that it possesses an extension of 41212 hectares Close to the oak the most typical tree of the region also oaks appear in some zones as the quejigo and the melojo This floral wealth allows the existence of species of great ecological value as the imperial eagle the lynx the wolf the royal eagle or the wildcat that coexists in perfect harmony with hunting species as the partridge the pigeon the turtledove the rabbit the hare the deer the buck the wild boar or the muflón

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  • The weather of Los Pedroches
    Gastronomía Naturaleza Metereología Main Menu Los Pedroches Municipalities How to get there Where to Sleep Where to Eat Routes Parties and Traditions Gastronomy Nature The Weather Oferts Spot Oferts Polls Link Enlaces Quién está en línea Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Who is on line Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s The weather of Los Pedroches Alcaracejos Añora Belalcázar Cardeña Conquista Dos Torres El Guijo El Viso Fuente la Lancha Hinojosa

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  • Oferts
    Naturaleza Metereología Main Menu Los Pedroches Municipalities How to get there Where to Sleep Where to Eat Routes Parties and Traditions Gastronomy Nature The Weather Oferts Spot Oferts Polls Link Enlaces Quién está en línea Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s

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  • Alcaracejos
    Eufemia Torrecampo Villaralto Vvª de Córdoba Vvª del Duque Oferts Polls Link Enlaces Quién está en línea Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Who is on line Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Alcaracejos The Calatraveño Pass is a well known landmark and forms a natural entrance to the south of the Pedroches Valley The Rivers Cuzna and Guadalbarbo carve out their attractive valleys while the Chimorra hill stands above a permanent witness to the former prosperity of the local mines The town of Alcaracejos seems to be crucified on the crossroads as motorists hurtle past along the two busy main roads which intersect the town a stark contrast with the peaceful atmosphere of the local streets with their granite doorways and whitewashed walls The area around the town is representative of the four types of Pedroches countryside arable lands olive groves wooded pasture land for sheep and cattle and Mediterranean mountain scrubland The most interesting remains from the period of Arab rule are the series of Arabic water mills on the streams which descend from the Sierra Morena foothills The granite lintels are the most notable feature of the traditional village houses with their tiny windows and vaulted ceilings in the

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  • Añora
    Villaralto Vvª de Córdoba Vvª del Duque Oferts Polls Link Enlaces Quién está en línea Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Who is on line Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Añora The place name Añora comes from the Arabic word for waterwheel naura Historians tell differing versions of how the town was founded although it seems clear that the first inhabitants of Añora came from the nearby town of Torremilano and Añora remained under the jurisdiction of its neighbour until it was granted its independence Añora must have been founded in the second half of the C 14th which is when other new towns started to spring up in the region around Pedroche and Torremilano On 27th May 1553 the title of Villa Town was granted by the Crown and it became a part of the Seven Towns of the Pedroches an unattached territory which was dependent on the jurisdiction of Cordoba until these communal lands were shared out in the mid 19th century The town is well known for its popular architecture whole streets with facades of stone blocks with the mortar painted in white The crosses which stand in squares and along the streets are decorated at the beginning

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  • Belalcázar
    Link Enlaces Quién está en línea Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Who is on line Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Belalcázar The aristocratic past of this village is obvious in the grandeur of its buildings and the most interesting are religious in origin The present village was founded by the Arabs around the 8th century and known at the end by the name of Gafiq which was changed to Gahete after the Christian conquest The most important phase in its history started in 1444 when Juan II granted the village together with the neighbouring Hinojosa to the master of Alcantara Gutierrez de Sotomayor as a reward for his services in the war against the infante Don Enrique Elvira de Zuñiga won in 1466 for her son Gutierrez II the title of count and finished off the building work on the family castle which caused the village s name to be changed to Belalcazar from bello alcazar meaning attractive castle Belalcazar was then named capital of the county which also included Hinojosa Villanueva del Duque and Fuente la Lancha and it was ruled from 1518 by the Dukes of Bejar PLACES TO VISIT Square of the Town Hall San Antonio de

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  • Cardeña
    Córdoba Vvª del Duque Oferts Polls Link Enlaces Quién está en línea Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Who is on line Tenemos 4 invitados conectado s Cardeña Formerly a group of inns on the road from Cordoba to Toledo at the heart of the Natural Park of Cardeña Montoro Mountains Here you can walk for miles along the course of the Yeguas River among woods of Pyrenean oaks and more open pasture land dotted with holm oaks amid one of the best preserved eco systems in the Sierra Morena mountain range Other species of oaks abound here such as the gall oak and cork oak home to some of the last surviving wolves and lynxes in Andalusia Right in the middle of the park stands Aldea de El Cerezo with its humble stone cottages which have been refurbished as rural guest houses Traditional species of game abound in the park and are the mainstay of the local cuisine wild boar deer rabbit hare partridge turtle doves and pigeons There are charming village streets with whitewashed walls not only in Cardeña but also in Azuel and Venta del Charco PLACES TO VISIT Cardeña Astronomy Observatory Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del

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  • Conquista
    late Medieval period around a group of inns which existed to provide shelter and help for travellers on the Camino de la Plata Silver Route between Cordoba and Toledo and the town has grown up around the original line of houses along the roadway with their old granite doorways and original vaulted ceilings inside During its early years Conquista played a vital but dangerous role on the Silver Route as

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