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What to visit in Cabra

Cabra has monuments and charming places . Places where the visitor will discover all the beauty of this city. You can then check the references of some of them.

Mayor of the Assumption Parish

of medieval origin and was built by the brothers of Calatrava on an ancient Muslim mosque which became dedicated to St. Mary of the Angels in 1241, when the conquest of city ??by Ferdinand III. The interior has five ships organized by rows of stilted arches of 44 columns of red marble and covered with barrel vaults. The altarpiece of Melchor de Aguirre, is done in red and black marble, the design to renowned architect egabrense José Granados de la Barrera. The central shrine houses the likes of Our Lady of the Assumption, the work of Granada in 1693. Also remarkable carved wooden choir and organ in it.

Castle of Condes de Cabra

Overlooking the old core of the town and the river rise the walls Cabra Castle, a medieval fortress that from the fifteenth century was the palace of the Counts of Cabra, and that the It now houses the college of Mothers Escolapias. The Tower of Homage are home to a vaulted chamber.

Hermitage of Virgen de la Sierra

Outside of Cabra, some 15 km away in the hamlet of the Hermitage of Virgen de la Sierra, is the Picacho, where is the Shrine of Our Lady of the Sierra, to which many devotees come from all over the virgin Andalucíay Spain.

The building began construction in 1260, and within it Baroque altarpiece features a built in local marble with a dressing room in which guards the image of the patron.

Fuente del Rio

The Fuente del Rio is a clear example of natural landscape subject to change embodied by the hand of man. One area where it joins the natural character of a typical system spring ká ; rstico Sierra de Cabra, the value of gardens and ornamental trees, forming an area of great landscape that has earned him various categorizations such as 'Cultural Property' (BIC ), 'Site of Nature' or 'Arboleda Singular.

Medieval Barrio de la Villa

Cabra's oldest neighborhood, site of the former Licabrum, primitive Iberian village that later would become Egabro. It is home to the remains of the Moorish wall and Parish Asuncióny the angels and the Castle of the Counts of Cabra.

Train Interpretation Centre of Oil

Located in the old Railway Station Cabra, dating from the nineteenth century, this space themed museum uses the latest trends to bring us both the world of railways, and the culture of olive oil, all along the Via Verde del Aceite, a former railroad track converted for all kinds of active tourism.

Church of San Juan de Dios

Although its foundation dates from the sixteenth century, the fundamental structure is the seventeenth century. He was attached to the convent run by the brothers of the Order until 1835. The front is carved in stone sober presents the image of St. John of God. Inside look at one-vaulted nave and a dome at the end, being very significant developments of its abundant ledge. They also stress that adorn the beautiful altarpieces the temple.

Church of the Augustinian

Convent founded in 1697. This is a temple sober, single nave, divided into four sections, whose altar is covered by hemispherical dome on scallops. In his altarpiece of carved and gilded wood, we can not help but admire the statues of Our Lady of Sorrows and the Reclining Christ, extraordinary ensemble that accompanied the founding nuns in their journey.

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Cabra was established by Ministerial Order on January 15, 1973, with its headquarters at the offices of City Hall. In 1984 he moved to the building where he installed the Bank of Spain A House of Culture today, remaining here ever since. arrived after spending a wrought iron gate flanked by four columns of red marble from Cabra. occupies most of the ground floor, provided materials around the 'Patio Columns', named for its 10 red veined marble columns that form a square enclosure filled, in its central part, a multicolored glass that allows light to pass through.

Church of San Juan del Cerro

oldest temple in the city. Founded in s.VII by the Bishop of Egabro, Bacauda (egabrense prelate participant in the Eighth Council of Toledo), offers a unique inside piece. This is an altar (shaped stone pillar), in Gothic, the church consecrated to Santa Maria on May 30 was the 688 (650 AD). This is the manifestation epigraphic oldest Marian devotion of the diocese of Cordoba and one of the few in Spain.

Church of Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo de Guzman was the first convent in Cabra, founded in 1550 from a small chapel, called the Doctrine of the early sixteenth century. The present work reflects the footprint of the reforms from different eras, especially the second half of the twentieth retrieves the altarpiece with the likes of Santo Domingo.

Chuch of Los Remedios

This is a small temple built on the remains of a chapel dedicated to the XVI century Santa Ana It pays homage to one of the most venerated images of the city, the Virgen de la Soledad, built by Pedro de Mena was acquired in Granada in 1663. The cover, dated 1729, gives us access to an interior of a square divided into three naves. The sanctuary is covered with a beautiful dome decorated with plaster in the form of abundant litter complicated by Antonio Alvarez and the altar alcove greater. it was gilded in 1744 by Francisco Ponce de Leon, a decade after construction.

Aguilar y Eslava Museum

Installed within the Institute Aguilar y Eslava, one of the oldest schools in Spain, with more than 300 years of teaching, has in its inside an interesting museum of natural history, and the new Museum of the Passion, and a sample of the rich heritage that this foundation has preserved over the centuries.

Oil Museum

Oil Museum 'Old Mill', set in a stone building, is a clear example of the nineteenth century industrial architecture. A place where time travel admiring the various methods and devices fabricated to extract the liquid gold, olive oil.

Bullring

Old Coso Egabrense opened in 1857, being the oldest in the province.

Birthplace of Don Juan Valera

Avenida José Solís, where today is located the Conservatory of Music in it are two units on the ground floor to collect some data on the figure of Don Juan.

Barrio del Cerro

Neighborhood of whitewashed streets and balconies adorned with beautiful flowers, a former Christian suburb preserves the flavor that Don Juan described in his works. During May are held here so appointed feasts of the Cross.

Circle of Friendship

Convent of St John of God, this 'casino' nineteenth-century preserves the flavor of such institutions, and give us the most beautiful patios in the south of Cordoba. < / p>

Paseo de Alcántara Romero

Romero Alcántara Park was built in 1848, with Mayor Jose Alcantara Romero. This large park is a beautiful example of nineteenth century landscaping . On the surface highlights the presence of rare and valuable ornamental and centuries-old redwoods, graceful plane trees, horse chestnut and lime trees, plane trees and countless plants of all kinds (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, etc.).