Reasons to visit
The origin of this village in the municipality of Priego de Córdoba can be traced back to the 10th century, to a farmhouse or Arab village located in this area.
Less than an hour and a half from Cordoba, Granada and the city of Malaga, Zagrilla Alta belongs to the municipality of Priego de Cordoba, and is located in the region of the Subbetica Cordobesa.
The splendour of the region and the landscape of Andalusian olive trees create the ideal place to enjoy a holiday of rest, sun and nature.
Among other specific attractions, Zagrilla Alta has an inexhaustible spring of crystalline water that springs from the rock giving its name to the river Zagrilla, flanked by a public washing place still in use, where the local people wash in a traditional way, preserving a social rite in danger of extinction. Its streets border the mountain range irregularly, following the Arabic construction model (white village with whitewashed facades, nooks and crannies, discreet exteriors, floral exuberance in the interior courtyards).
We invite you to discover one of the most beautiful villages in Andalusia. Walking through its streets, squares and corners, we will discover a rich and diverse past, a past that left such magnificent traces that the visitor walks through history to discover its monuments.
A surprising city of unparalleled beauty, with people and landscapes to remember, as well as for your memory will be the stay among us.
Nature in the heart of Andalusia
The Subbética of Cordoba includes different protected areas, including the natural park, next to which are 3 nature reserves (Conde, Amarga and Dulce y Jarales lagoons) and a natural spot (Malpasillo reservoir) belonging to the four Wetlands of the South of Cordoba, adding in turn different natural monuments, such as the Cave of Bats declared a Natural Monument. The Greenway of the Subbetica Geopark is also worth mentioning
All of them are ideal environments for hiking, which will allow you to discover places of singular beauty and ecological richness.
This section will help you to do this, proposing different routes of unequal length and difficulty.
The Subbetica also has a great archaeological, historical, ethnographic and gastronomic wealth, which can be discovered in different itineraries that we propose.