Sitting proudly atop a hill in the Spanish Province of Cordoba is the traditionally charming town of Carcabuey. Many travellers opt for a Carcabuey holiday each year as it gives them the opportunity to rest in a peaceful setting yet have easy access to a variety of activities and attractions. Travellers booking a wonderful Carcabuey holiday rental house will be privy to some spectacular countryside views and can expect the property to come complete with all of the mod-cons they have at home.
If you enjoy the outdoor life then a Carcabuey holiday will suit you down to the ground. As well as some amazing scenery and the fact that the village is close at hand to the popular Sierras Subbeticas Natural Park, there are plenty of great activities to indulge in including pony trekking, horse riding, game hunting, swimming, fishing, mountain biking and walking. Carcabuey itself has a magnificent Medieval castle which sits high atop a hill overlooking the village offering spectacular views of the surrounding area, and which is steeped in mystery and local legend. Other sights worth seeing in Carcabuey include the Senora de la Asuncion Church and the Aurora hermitage.
It is likely that visiting other towns and cities will be part of your agenda on a Carcabuey holiday and one town not to be missed is Lucena. Home to an overwhelming amount of furniture factories, keen visitors will find that there is more to this town than just furniture! There are several wonderful old churches to be found in Lucena including the Church of San Mateo which has a fine selection of Gothic-Renaissance work from the 14th to 16th centuries. Also worth a visit is the Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli, a hermitage which has fabulous examples of Baroque art. One interesting feature of Lucena is the difference in the way Semana Santa is celebrated in comparison to other parts of Spain and so it is worth visiting during that week if possible.
Those considering having a Carcabuey holiday will be able to experience a wonderful Mediterranean climate with temperatures relatively warm most of the year round. The month of July, for example, can see visitors basking in temperatures of as much as 30 degrees Celsius. Carcabuey receives an average annual precipitation amount of 14 inches.
To start enjoying a Carcabuey holiday, travellers can depart the UK from various airports including East Midlands (EMA), Luton (LTN), Belfast (BFS), Newcastle(NCL) and Manchester (MAN). Amongst the airlines offering special deals on flights to Malaga Airport (AGP) are Thomson Flights, easyJet, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia Airlines. Malaga Airport is approximately an hour and a half's' drive away from the village.