Fuente Tójar

Surrounded by hills bearing olive trees, the white-washed walls of the modest hamlet of Fuente Tójar [from tojo, a wild thorny bush] extend along the small valley.

 

This peaceful hamlet appears to remain within the Iberian/Roman era, and the splendour of these ancient civilisations has been unearthed via archaeological digs on the Cerro de las Cabezas. 

 

  • The hamlet is located in the southeast of Córdoba, 2 km from the N-321 road.
  • Distance from Córdoba: 96 km.
  • Altitude: 600 m. 
  • Surface area: 24.4 km2.
  • Population: 795.
  • Term used to designate inhabitants: Tojeños.
  • Region: Subbética Cordobesa. 

 

Initially a dependency of Priego, with ecclesiastic links with Alcalá la Real, Fuente Tójar achieved independence as a municipality by order of Isabella II, in 1844.

 

During the period of Moorish occupation, Fuente Tójar was no more than a farmstead.

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