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The second, most populated city in the province of Cordoba. It offers to the visitor numerous incentives, from its history and heritage, to its impressive surroundings. In Lucenawe find the Gothic-Renaissance church of San Mateo, from the 15th-16th centuries, with one of the most beautiful Baroque sacrariums in Andalusia. Civil buildings include the castle and old palace of Medinaceli, the house of the Count of Santa Ana, and the house of Rico de Rueda. Also, within town limits we find areas of great interest, such as the Amarga Lagoon Nature Reserve, Jarales Lagoon Nature Reserve, and Malpasillo Reservoir Nature Park.

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42.529 residents(2012)


Antequera 48km Malaga 93km Granada 134km Sevilla 161km

93km to Malaga

Health Clinic, Hospital

Municipal pool

Beach 1h

134km to Granada

Shops, Bars, Restaurants

Golf nearby

Bus and train service

161km to Sevilla

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LucenaCoat of Arms
Ayuntamiento de Lucena

Plaza Nueva, 1 14900 Lucena, Córdoba, Spain Telephone:+34 957 51 05 97

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Although Lucena appears to be entirely comprised of furniture factories and outlets, the old town hosts many exquisite churches reflecting its importance in the Subbetica of Baroque times.

Lucena village

The present day courthouse, the Palacio de los Condes was an eighteenth century palace, and has a striking marble entrance, two interior courtyards and impressive plasterwork. Lucena's main church is that of San Mateo, a Gothic-Renaissance work from the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Renaissance altarpiece is by Jeronimo Hernandez and Juan Bautista Vazquez the Elder. But it's the Capilla del Sagrario which is the most important part of the church, ranking with the Sagrario de la Asuncion in Priego as one of the high points of Andalusian baroque. It was built between 1740 and 1772 and boasts a stunning entrance of encrusted marble. Laid out in an octagon, it has a central shrine and exquisitely painted plasterwork.

Lucena village

Other landmarks are the Palacio de los Condes de Hust in the old Jewish Quarter, and the Iglesia y Hospital de San Juan de Dios boasting a splendid marble entrance and typically Baroque altarpiece and plasterwork. Worth a visit too is the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Araceli, a hermitage whose chapel is considered to be one of the finest examples of Baroque art in the province. Also the Castillo del Moral, or former prison of Boabdil - the tourism office is there now - and the sixteenth century Parroquia de Santiago built on the site of the former synagogue.

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