Surely you have wondered what there is to see in La Rambla, a village very close to the capital, located in the countryside of Cordoba. It is famous for its pottery workshops. It is also a city with a lot of history, which began as an Iberian settlement, then was a Roman city and even became a caliphate.
The gardens of Andalucía
The Jardines de Andalucía (Andalusian Gardens) on the Ramblas are a huge open space with many trees and different fountains. The waterfall next to the old city walls is very characteristic. The use of the gardens in this space close to the city centre is combined with the history of the city itself.
Paseo de España
The Paseo de España is located next to the Jardines de Andalucía. It is the main boulevard of the city. It was created in the last century, when some of the houses that divided the area in two were demolished. The Paseo, as the locals call it, is one of the main meeting places, where festivals and even concerts are held.
The Tower of the Nuns
The Torre de las Monjas is one of the tallest buildings in the city. It is the only remaining part of the Dominican convent, which has now disappeared. The building dates back to around 1750, which coincides with the end of the Baroque period.
Like many other towers of the period, it has a brick first section at its base. The upper part, on the other hand, consists of a two-storey arcade which houses a set of bells. It is worth noting that this tower is the work of Francisco Ambrosio de León, who also built the present Rambla Town Hall.
As we have already mentioned, La Rambla is a city known for its pottery tradition. One example of this is the Pottery Museum located in Torreón del Castillo. In this museum, various important pieces from over the years are exposed.
In addition to these pieces, the museum has different audiovisual and interactive resources to show the different techniques that are and were used in the typical pottery of La Rambla.
A shelter for pottery
The Naves de la Ceramica is located in the historic center of La Rambla. It is a unique space that has had various functions in the past. Today, it is the stage for the ceramics fair that takes place every year.
Alfonso Alisa Museum
Alfonso Ariza Moreno was a well-known artist in his hometown. Before his death, he bequeathed his house to the La Rambla City Council on the condition that all his works would be exhibited there.
This is how Casa Museo de Alfonso Ariza was born, an exhibition space that showcases all of the writer’s works. The main exhibits cover the entire artistic career of Alfonso Ariza, with different paintings and ceramics, some of which were made by his wife Antonia Carballo.
The Tower of the Castle
The Torreón del Castillo is one of the oldest monuments in La Rambla Square. According to some historians, it is a building from the Almohad period, or more precisely, from the 12th century. However, different archaeologists believe that it was built at the time of the reconquest, around the year 1240.
This tower is part of the few that remain from that period, and next to it there is a canvas where we can see the old walls that surrounded the Rambla during the Muslim era.
The Ceramics Fair in La Rambla
Every year the ceramics fair known as “Enbarro” is held in the Rambla square. Here, the village is known for its craftsmanship, the main pieces are made in the city and there is even a competition for the most original ceramic models.
Other interesting places
La Rambla has many places to see, such as the oldest church, the church of La Caridad and the parish church of La Asunción. Other more traditional parishes are the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Church of the Holy Spirit.
In addition to the churches, La Rambla has several hermitages, the most important of which are the Ermita del Calvario, the Ermita de la Concepción or Santa Anita and the Hermitage of San José. Since this town is very close to the capital, it is highly recommended that you visit it to discover its history and traditions.