Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Rooftops Priego De Cordoba

Baroque fountains, rococo doorways and Andalusian geraniums… in Priego de Cordoba

Spring is without doubt one of the best times to enjoy Andalucia, and especially Cordoba province.

Priego de Cordoba, the small town in the heart of Cordoba province’s olive growing lands was not what I expected. Somehow, from the pictures I expected a compact, ancient town.In fact it’s beginning to sprawl, and first impressions are not great. But like so many towns in Spain, it’s worth ignoring the outskirts and head to the old town.

Old town Priego de Cordoba

Priego de Cordoba

Yet head to the old town, Barrio de la Villa, and one soon stumbles across the iconic geranium filled streets for which the town is famous. Head to the ‘balcon del Adarve’ for a great view out across the countryside. You can walk the cliff edge, passing the town’s iconic fountains as you go.

Old town Priego de Cordoba famous for its wells

It’s also well known for its baroque architecture, and fancy rococo doorways; it’s interesting seeking them out amongst the drab new build.

Rocco and baroque doorways in Priegode Cordoba

The Kings fountain, probably the icon of the town is like something from Italy. Three large pools, fed by 139 fountain heads.

Kings Fountain Priego de Cordoba Andalusia Kings Fountain Priego de Cordoba Andalucia

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