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Luque, Córdoba

Travelling the route of the Caliphate

Deep in the heart of the province Córdoba, the castle of Luque can be seen for many miles. From the eagle’s perch, a fabulous view that spans across the whole region is one of the marvels of this small town, surrounded by a sea of olive trees.

Luque lies along the famous Route of the Caliphates stretching from Córdoba to Granada and passing some of the most beautiful countryside to be found anywhere in Spain.

Although the village is small, there are some surprising corners to explore in Luque. Of particular note is the enchanted cave, a series of small caves of some 40 metres below ground level and in which can be seen prehistoric and historic paintings. The cave is located below the urban centre of the village.

And, at the foot of the mountain on which the impressive castle is located, is a small museum dedicated to the production and preparation of olive oil, as can be clearly seen, one of the main products of the region. It sits on a superbly kept bicycle trial that winds its way along an old railway track and along which walking or cycling can proceed as far as the imagination and the energy allow.

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