The village arose as a way-point for those travelling between Córdoba and Toledo via the old Camino de la Plata, and maintains the tradition of providing accommodation, which is even reflected in the name of the main street: Mesones [inns].
The reddish stone, piedra molinaza, represents a decorative element in the architecture of the village, which overlooks a terrace of the Guadalquivir and which is surrounded by the vast northern sierra, with its rugged terrain and numerous hunting grounds.
Adamuz must have existed during the period of Moorish occupation as its name derives from the Arabic damus, which means cave.
Lying next to the old Camino de la Plata [silver route], the village possessed inns and hostelries to provide lodging to travellers.
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