Hornachuelos is a small town of around 4,600 residents about 53 km west of Cordoba. It is famous for its mention in the opera La Forza del Destino by Verdi. Self-catering holiday rentals in Hornachuelos are ideal for those wanting to relax and experience the more tranquil side of “real” Spain or visit the cities of culture in Andalusia.
The mountains around Hornachuelos holiday rentals are covered in cork and oak forests which are home to many endangered animal species. The Natural Park of La Sierra de Hornachuelos is perfect for walking holidays, scenic drives, mountain biking, photography and nature spotting. Hunting boar and deer are popular pursuits in the area. Bird watchers may see black and griffon vultures, golden eagles and the occasional rare black stork in the treetops. The abundance of fresh meat and produce has led to the area having an exceptional local cuisine. Venison sausage is a particular local delicacy to be sampled along with other tasty meat stews of venison, hare and quail.
There are many scenic places to visit from your Hornachuelos holiday home. Roman remains can be found nearby at Posados including mosaics and tombstones. Cordoba has a beautiful historic quarter with a network of small streets and alleys lined with whitewashed buildings dating back to mediaeval times. It is a city of art and culture with many museums, churches and fortresses. The old Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir is one of the highlights. In the other direction, Seville has a stunning Gothic Cathedral and has some stunning landmarks such as the Real Alcazar Palace, La Giralda minaret tower and the 13th century Torre de Oro, once thought to have been covered in gold! The city also has several excellent museums such as the Flamenco Museum.
Holiday rental homes in Andalusia enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) near the coast in August with almost zero rainfall. Hornachuelos is generally cooler due to its altitude, 185 metres above sea level. In the winter there is more chance of showers and daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F). The off-peak seasons of March to June and September to November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Hornachuelos is Malaga (AGP) Airport, about 188 km away. This busy airport serves over 12 million passengers from 60 countries and has regular daily flights from Aer Lingus, British Airways, BmiBaby, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Ryanair. A hire car is essential to reach Hornachuelos but driving is easy along the new highways.