The railings of the Gardens of Moratella line the roadside, crowned with bronze boars that remind visitors that they are entering a municipality that is famous for its game preserves, wherein the royalty and aristocrats satisfied their love of hunting.


Seemingly far removed from such noble lineages, the white-washed walls of the village extend along side the Bembézar diversion damn, which reflects the ruins of the old Moorish castle. 


  • The town is located in the west of the province, 10 km from the N-431.
  • Distance from Córdoba: 51 km.
  • Altitude: 183 m. 
  • Surface area: 905.5 km2.
  • Population: 4.662.
  • Term used to designate inhabitants: Hornacholeros.
  • Region: Vega del Guadalquivir.


Hornachuelos dates back to the period of Moorish occupation and in the 12th century it was a fortified town known as Furnayulus.


In 1240, the territory was conquered by Ferdinand III, and a few years later the area came under the control of the Council of Córdoba.


Following several changes of title-holder, in 1637, Hornachuelos came under the control and formed part of the estate of Lope de Hoces, subsequently becoming a countship under his successor, Alonso Antonio de Hoces.


Near Hornachuelos