Villanueva de Cordoba is an important town of around 10,000 inhabitants in the region of Los Pedroches. It stands 725 metres above sea level, making it pleasantly cooler in the summer. The town was founded in 1499 by immigrants escaping from the plague.
Villanueva de Cordoba is famous for its cuisine including tasty cured hams and navjos jarotas. Gazpacho, pork products, venison and hunting dishes are typical dishes to sample around Cordoba. The town celebrates its ham with a tasting feast on the Dia del Jamon. Explore the historic streets and monuments around your holiday home in Villanueva de Cordoba. Look for the town hall, public baths, Old Court and the Parish Church of San Miguel with its beautifully crafted roof and granite arch. Discover the old Hermitage in the town which has a number of small chapels and decorated vaults. The forested hills around Villanueva de Cordoba are a delight for hill walkers, fishing enthusiasts and those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Hunting is practised for deer and wild boar. The Cabaneros National Park is about 50km and is ideal for nature lovers and those looking for a scenic drive.
The city of Cordoba is about 75 km drive from Villanueva de Cordoba holiday rentals. It offers excellent shopping and superb architecture in its historic quarter. Explore La Mazquits, a Mosque with a Cathedral built inside it, the Alcazar Castle of the Christian Monarchs with its beautiful gardens and the old Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir River. Obejo is a charming whitewashed village in the mountains with a Spanish church, fine shopping, restaurants and the remains of a castle.
Holiday rental homes around Villanueva de Cordoba enjoy hot summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August at the coast. It is slighter cooler in the mountains and there is almost zero rainfall in the summer. In the winter season there is more chance of a shower and daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F). The shoulder 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 Villanueva de Cordoba is Seville (SVQ) Airport which is 159 km away. It has daily flights from cities all over Europe with cheap airlines such as Ryanair. Malaga (AGP) Airport is also within easy reach, about 238 km away which would take about 3 hours to drive. This busy airport is served by Aer Lingus, British Airways, BmiBaby, easyJet, Flybe and Ryanair among others. A hire car is essential to reach Villanueva de Cordoba and for exploring the area.