Espejo is a town in Cordoba, Spain, that looks like a ship from above. The drawbridge of the ship is denoted by the famed castle of the Duchy of Osuna. This fortress is one of the prime attractions in Espejo, although there are many others in the city. When staying at a hostel here, be sure to look for ones near the major attractions, like the castle and the parish church.
The parish church is the church of Saint Bartholomew. It is a good place to go if you want to meditate for a while, or if you appreciate good interior design. Unlike most other churches, this one has a colorful design and embraces positivity. It should not be more than a short walk from your hostel to the fortress and the church.
The village of Espejo lies on the ancient ruined city of Ucubi, an Iberian city that was recognized by Julius Caesar for its support in the battle against Pompeii. It was also occupied and deserted by the Moors in the 13th century before being colonized in the 14th century. It was then repopulated by the person who built the castle in the village.
When you speak to someone at your hostel and ask for travel tips in the village, the prime recommendation will be the castle. At the castle, be sure to check out the Tower of Homage before going back to the church and seeing the Altar of San Andres. You can see the baroque design chapel, Sagrario, nearby, which doubles down as a museum and tribute to ancient goldsmiths and artists.
One last old building to see in Espejo is the abode of Justin Luque. This old stately house dates back to the end of the 18th century. The main house is located within a portico and courtyard in the Roman style. Other old homes include the house of the Marquis de Lendinez, Anton Gomez, and other old nobles.
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