Posados is a small town on the banks of the Guadalquivir River between Cordoba and Seville. “Posados” means inns, and it has always been a popular point for travelers in the area. It has old manor houses, several lovely churches, historic towers and plenty of modern shops, restaurants and medical services.
The town of Posados has a mediaeval tower, now the belfry of the local church, and is a pleasant town to explore. Holiday rentals in Posados are an ideal base for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and tennis in the locality. Further afield the surrounding countryside offers caving, wildlife watching, paintball, tennis, mushrooming, trekking, birdwatching and even skiing in the winter months. Sample the local cuisine which includes Diablos (roast turkey with pepper, lemon and salt), Queso de Cerdo (brawn), cold meats and Sopa de Ajo (garlic soup).
La Sierrazuela Park is a world biosphere reserve with a megalithic burial chamber. It is in the foothills of the mountains and is ideal for scenic drives, hikes, picnics and barbecues. Hornachuelos Natural Park is another unspoilt beauty spot which is popular with nature lovers. It is home to Griffon vultures, golden eagles, black storks, foxes and lynx. Wild boar and deer are also hunted in the area. Cordoba is just 32 km from Posados holiday rentals and has a historic La Moreria Quarter, the 16th century Santa Maria de la Flores Church built on the site on an earlier castle and other baroque architecture. One of the oldest structures is the Roman bridge over the river. The city of Seville is about 90 minutes drive from Posados and has a stunning Gothic Cathedral, museums, the Real Alcazar Palace and the 13th century Torre de Oro, once thought to have been covered in gold.
Holiday rental homes in Posados enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August with almost zero rainfall. It is generally a little cooler inland than on the coast. In the winter season there are more showers and daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F). The months of March to June and September to November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.
The nearest airport to Posados holiday rentals is Seville (SVQ) Airport, 106 km away. It has daily flights from cities all over Europe with cheap airlines such as Ryanair. Malaga (AGP) Airport is further away, a journey of about 200 km. This busy airport serves over 12 million passengers from 60 countries. It has flights with 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 enjoy this lovely area.