Guadalcazar is a historic Spanish town with a laid-back lifestyle that draws visitors to relax and unwind in this lovely area. The town has just over 1,000 inhabitants and is surrounding by rolling hills planted with cereal crops. The name means “river of the castle” in Arabic.
Checkout some of the local historic sights such as the Lady of the Gods at the House of Culture which dates back to Roman times. The Huerta Jonda was built in the Moslem era as an Arab bath. Castle Guadalcazar is well worth a visit along with the Torre Mocha, all that remains of the ancient palace. In the town centre the ancient communal laundry trough can also still be seen. The area is ideal for hill walking, mountain biking, nature spotting and scenic drives. Local festivals take place for particular religious dates and are a chance to see the unique culture in the area. Sampling the local food at authentic Andalusian restaurants is a must – try quail or partridge with onion, gazpacho or rice with hare.
Cordoba is just 25 km from your Guadalcazar holiday rental. This former capital of Spain has ancient architecture within its UNESCO listed Old Town. Look for the remains of a Roman Temple with grand columns, the wheel of the Albolafia Mill and the Palace of Mercy. Set beside the Guadalquivir River it is a most pleasant place to visit. Seville is one of Spain’s loveliest cities with a wealth of history and old buildings, just 127 km drive away. The small “white village” of Almodovar del Rio is nearby. It has a charming town centre with cobbled streets and a splendid old castle. A day at the coast is a pleasant change from the agricultural landscape. Stroll along the promenade at Marbella and admire the boats in the marina or enjoy shopping in the upmarket boutiques.
Guadalcazar holiday rental homes in Andalusia enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) at the coast at the peak of summer with almost zero rainfall. Temperatures in Guadalcazar are cooler due to the 158 metre elevation. In the winter season there is more chance of a shower and daytime highs average a pleasant 17-21°C (63-70°F). March to June and September to November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Guadalcazar is Malaga (AGP) Airport which is about 104 km away. This busy airport serves over 12 million passengers from 60 countries. It is served by Aer Lingus, British Airways, BmiBaby, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Ryanair which all offer competitively priced flights daily. A hire car is essential to reach the Guadalcazar region and driving is easy along the new highways.