Priego de Córdoba

BARROQUE AND WATER

Don't know what to see in Priego de Córdoba?

The amount of history that Priego de Córdoba has, both in monuments and traditions, surprises the vast majority of travelers, who do not expect to find such a rich cultural heritage.

Priego de Córdoba is known as the “Cradle of Cordoban Baroque” and also as “the Citty of Waters”. Just hearing these names, doesn’t make you want to come and discover its hidden treasures? Its baroque churches and gem of a monument Fuente del Rey mustn’t be missed.

And if this wasn’t enough, you can discover medieval Priego through its castle, the Barrio de la Villa or the Balcón del Adarve; or get to know the town through some of the figures who inhabited its streets such as Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, president of the Second Republic, or just learn from the anecdotes and curiosities that only someone from Priego can share with you.

Priego will quickly become your new favorite place

Did you know that the Priego de Córdoba Designation of Origin is the most awarded olive oil in history?

On top of all this culture for the traveler, another reason to come see Priego de Córdoba is the gastronomy.

Highlighted by the olive oil designation of origin, there’s also the local ‘turrolate’ (in the visit I explain what it is and how it is eaten). If you want to extend your visit with a tour of an olive oil mill or olive oil tasting, we can also help you with arrangements.

TOURS IN PRIEGO DE CORDOBA

Tell me what time you have and I'll tell you how to take advantage of it

You can choose between joining up with a group on one of our tours, or booking a private tour where you decide the itinerary and time with an exclusive guide waiting to reveal all the secrets waiting for you in Priego de Córdoba. This option is ideal for groups, families or friends. Everything is done at your pace and without haste.

Basic Priego de Córdoba

Intensive Priego de Córdoba

Priego de Córdoba in one day

Visit
for individuals

IF YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW HOURS I RECOMMEND...

Basic Priego de Córdoba visit

Ideal to get an idea of everything with which Priego has to offer, this visit takes you through all the essentials. You can’t leave Priego without walking around the Fuente del Rey or without visiting one of its baroque churches. Nor can you a miss a walk through Barrio de la Villa, full of flowers and narrow streets, or a view from the highest part of the castle!

After this you’ll always have a special place in your heart for Priego!

Duration

3 hours approximately

Route

2'5km - flat

Inside visits to monuments

3

Footwear

Comfortable

Drinking water

Bring a bottle of water with you that you can fill in the fountains during the tour and you will discover why Priego is known as the City of Waters

The order may vary:

  • Constitution Square
  • Church of San Francisco
  • Church of the Aurora
  • Paseo de Colombia
  • Balcony of the Adarve
  • Barrio de la Villa
  • Church of the Assumption
  • Castle
  • Rio Street
  • Birthplace of Niceto Alcalá-Zamora
  • King’s Fountain
  • Fountain of Health

In addition to the entire outside route, we will have time to visit 3 monuments. My recommendation is not to leave Priego de Córdoba without visiting at least one of our churches, the Castle and the Birthplace Museum of Niceto Alcalá-Zamora

This is just a recommendation. Remember that you decide and that the tour is 100% customizable!

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME...

Compressed Priego de Córdoba

A very complete visit where you get to know Priego de Córdoba from its medieval past to present, delving into the evolution of the city and its moment of greatest splendor, the eighteenth century.

You will feel like a ‘Prieguense’ as you experience local traditions such as its unique take on Holy Week or the Brotherhood of the Aurora, in addition to loads of anecdotes and other curiosities. Did you know that for a long time Priego was dedicated to the silk industry?

If your goal is to get the most out of Priego without taking up the whole day, then this guided tour is for you, giving you the afternoon for other activities!

Duration

4 hours approximately

Route

2'5km - flat

Inside visits to monuments

4

Footwear

Comfortable

Drinking water

Bring a bottle of water with you that you can fill in the fountains during the tour. You will discover why Priego is known as the City of Waters

The order may vary:

  • Constitution Square
  • Church of San Francisco
  • Church of the Aurora
  • Paseo de Colombia
  • Balcony of the Adarve
  • Barrio de la Villa
  • Church of the Assumption
  • Castle
  • Rio Street
  • Birthplace of Niceto Alcalá-Zamora
  • King’s Fountain
  • Fountain of Health

In addition to the entire outside route, there is time to visit 5 monuments. To me, you cannot miss the Castle, the Niceto Alcalá-Zamora Museum, the Royal Butchers, the Church of San Francisco and the Church of the Assumption with its Tabernacle

This is just a recommendation. Remember that you are the ones who decide and that the tour is 100% customizable

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS A SINGLE DETAIL...

Priego de Córdoba in one day

If, like me, you are one of those who want to experience everything that a place can offer, you have come to the right place!

How many pipes does the Fuente del Rey have? I’ll tell you

Do you know the tradition of the Good Friday ‘hornazo’? You’ll learn it

Don’t you know who Adolfo Lozano Sidro was? You’ll find out

Are we looking for a good place to walk? Well, we are going to the ‘Recreo de Castilla’…

Our most complete visit. Only suitable for advanced walkers

Duration

6h30m approximately (morning and afternoon)

Route

3km approximately - flat

Inside visits to monuments

8

Footwear

Comfortable

Drinking water

Bring a bottle of water that you can fill in the fountains during the tour. You will discover why Priego is known as the City of Waters

The order may vary:

  • Constitution Square
  • Church of San Francisco
  • Church of the Aurora
  • Paseo de Colombia
  • Balcony of the Adarve
  • Barrio de la Villa
  • Church of the Assumption and Tabernacle
  • Castle
  • Royal Butchers
  • Recreo de Castilla
  • Rio Street
  • Museum of the Birthplace of Niceto Alcalá-Zamora
  • King’s Fountain
  • Fountain of Health
  • Adolfo Lozano Sidro Museum
  • Archaeological Museum

The best thing about this tour is that you do not have to choose the monuments that we are going to see because we are going to visit them ALL!: Church of San Francisco, Church of the Aurora, Church of the Assumption and its Tabernacle, Castle, Royal Butchers, Museum of Adolfo Lozano Sidro, Archaeological Museum and Birthplace Museum of Niceto Alcalá-Zamora.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN A GROUP...

Priego de Córdoba for individuals

No one should leave without the opportunity to get to know Priego from a knowledgeable guide.

Therefore, whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, with your family or with more friends, in Barroco Guided Tours I offers you the option to join up with a group on one of our daily visits.

It is a very complete tour where you discover the most interesting spaces of the city. From the Fuente del Rey to the Balcón del Adarve, to the Castle and of course, some of our baroque churches, a Priego de Córdoba hallmark

Duration

3h and a half approximately

Route

2'5km - flat

Inside visits to monuments

4

Footwear

Comfortable

Drinking Water sources

Bring a bottle of water with you that you can fill in the fountains during the tour. You will discover why Priego is known as the City of Waters

The order may vary:

  • Constitution Square
  • Church of San Francisco (interior)
  • Church of the Aurora
  • Paseo de Colombia
  • Balcony of the Adarve
  • Barrio de la Villa
  • Church of the Assumption and Tabernacle (interior)
  • Castle (interior)
  • Rio Street
  • Niceto Alcalá-Zamora Birthplace Museum (interior)
  • King’s Fountain
  • Fountain of Health

In addition to the entire outside route during this visit you will go inside 4 monuments: Church of San Francisco, Church of the Assumption, Castle and Museum Of The Birthplace of Niceto Alcalá-Zamora

In the event that, for some reason, it is not possible to visit any of them, it would be replaced by another monument and we would inform you as soon as possible

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes, parking in Priego can be a mess even for locals!. For first-time arrivals, it can become quite an adventure and maybe even an alternative way to explore the town.

But if you want to play it safe, check out the following blog post, where you will find some of the main points where you can leave your car

The route through the historical part of Priego de Córdoba is almost entirely flat. Even the castle is flat. But of course, if you want to look around inside, you will have to navigate some steps.

Seeing the castle from the outside is simple as it is located on a plain. The place where it is located has is nicknamed ‘El Llano’ (The Flat). Need I say more! But once inside you have to keep in mind that to enjoy the wonderful views offered by its Tribute Tower and surrounding walls you will have to climb many stairs.

Of course, you can make a visit with a wheelchair. The outside route is almost entirely flat and although not all the interiors of monuments are fully accessible, we can make a tour adapted to the needs of each group

The vast majority of our tours are private, for small or large groups. But if you want to visit Priego and don’t want a guide for yourself, you can join our visit for individuals or take a look at the events section of our blog to see the special visit schedules

If the visit is private, the number of people is decided by you, starting with a group of 1.
It will always be necessary to take into account the Andalusian Law of Tourist Guides (Decree 8/2015, of January 20, regulating tourist guides in Andalusia) that establishes a maximum of 30 people per guide, so if the group exceeds this number two or more guides will be necessary. But don’t worry, I’ll handle it!

In the case of visits for individuals, they will be carried out in small groups of people, to be able to serve everyone’s needs so that the visit is enjoyed by everyone to the fullest.

Of course!. With the exception of visits for individuals, where the schedule and itinerary are already fixed, the rest of the visits are 100% modifiable to suit your tastes and interests. Contact me and we can talk about your ideal itinerary

Naturally the routes of the different visits in Priego are very similar on the walk outside. The big difference is in the number of monuments we’ll visit inside, and subsequently, the time that is needed.

Looking for something else?

You have found the visit that best suits you, but you still want more

Complete your visit with tours of Zuheros, Alcalá la Real…, visits the Priego de Córdoba designation of origin oil mills, guided tastings of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, hiking and activities in nature, visits to wineries…

You can’t imagine how much there is to do

Thematic itineraries / Customizable itineraries

Maybe you heard about some place or monument; or read about it or saw it on television; perhaps someone told that you couldn’t leave Priego de Córdoba without seeing … and you haven’t seen it on our routes

Contact me, tell me about that place, about what your ideal visit would be and we will make it a reality

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