Lucena is a sizeable town of around 42,000 people located between Malaga and Cordoba. Situated on the Lucena River it is at the crossroads of various important routes making holiday rentals in Lucena a great choice for those wanting to explore this lovely region. It is famous for its furniture manufacturing and its 17th century oval convent.
The traditional historic town of Lucena is ideal for exploring on foot. Surrounded by countryside the area has a great deal to offer with hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, scenic drives and hunting deer and wild boar in the area. The area has many religious festivals such as Santa Semana (Easter Holy Week) when processions are held and cultural music, dancing and entertainments are marvellous to see. Explore the old mansions from the 17th century, visit the baroque churches and see the magnificent collection of sculptures and paintings in the Church of Our Lady of Carmen. The area has three lakes and several natural reserves which offer nature spotting and bird watching.
The beaches and shops of Malaga are just over an hour’s drive from holiday homes in Lucena. The ancient city of Granada with its ancient walled fortress overlooking the town makes a great day trip. Explore the gardens and take a tour of the fortress to appreciate this magnificent monument before spending time in the city itself. Cordoba is just 71 km away and has a historic quarter with an interesting network of small streets and alleys. The whitewashed buildings date back to mediaeval times. It is a city of art and culture with many museums, churches and fortresses and the old Roman bridge over the River Guadalquivir is one of the highlights. A trip to Ronda is unforgettable to see the Roman bridge which spans the steep-sided gorge. The town has lovely shops, a bull ring and many street cafés for refreshments.
Holiday rental homes in Andalusia enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures on the coast reaching 30°C (86°F) in August and almost zero rainfall. Further inland temperatures are a little cooler all year round. In the winter season there is more chance of rain and daytime highs average 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 Lucena is Malaga (AGP) Airport which is about 67 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 for exploring the area.