Bujalance

This village of the Campiña dedicated to olive production has been described in the limpid verses of the local poet Mario López:    / The Parish Church. / Los convents. / The castle. / The two towers. / The arch. / The Town Hall. / The plaza. / The sky. / The casino [stately home]. / The farmworkers. / The weather. / The unirrigated lands. / The bad year. / The clouds. / The open furrow… 

  • This town is located in the east of the province, along the N-324 and 11 km from the motorway.
  • Distance from Córdoba: 42 km.
  • Altitude: 360 m.
  • Surface area: 125.3 km2.
  • Population: 7.832.
  • Term used to designate inhabitants: Bujalanceños.
  • Region: Alto Guadalquivir. 

A Roman road, which was in use until the 13th century, passed through this area, prompting the caliph Abd ar-Rahman III to construct a fortress to keep a watch on the points of entry into Córdoba. 

 

This castle was named Bury al-Hansh [Tower of the Serpent], which is the origin of the name Bujalance. Following Christian conquest, the locality, as a property of the Crown, was assigned to the Council of Córdoba.

 

In 1594 Bujalance bought its independence from Córdoba, and in 1630 acquired the status of town.

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