Los Blázquez

At the foot of the Sierra del Cambrón, where the ruins of the walls of the medieval Tolote still stand, the white-washed walls of the hamlet of Los Blázquez are the product of post-war restoration as the locality suffered considerable damage during the conflict.

 

The Town Hall and the church are also new white-washed buildings that dominate the bright plaza, elevated like a podium above the streets.

 

  • The hamlet is located to the north of the Alto Guadiato.
  • Distance from Córdoba: 97 km.
  • Altitude: 508 m. 
  • Surface area: 101.6 km2.
  • Population: 691.
  • Term used to designate inhabitants: Blazqueños.
  • Region: Valle del Guadiato.

 

 

 

The hamlet of Los Blázquez probably arose at the end of the 15th century, when inhabitants of the neighbouring town of Fuente Obejuna settled in a country estate within the area, using their surname, Velázquez or Blázquez, to name the newly founded hamlet, which was originally a dependency of Fuente Obejuna. 

 

Once a municipality forming part of the Cinco Aldeas [five hamlets], Los Blázquez achieved independence in 1842. 

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