Distance from Córdoba: 31 Km. HISTORY: PLACES TO VISIT: GASTRONOMY: FIESTAS: Easter week comences with the proclamation of Pilate. At the
beginning of May croses covered in flowers are set up in the streets
and squares of the town. Around July 18 Fernán Nuñez celebrates a
fiesta in honour of its patroness Santa Marina and a month later
the Feria Real takes place.
The town is situated to the south of the province alongside the N331 road.
Altitude: 323 m.
Geographical Area: 30,3 Km2
Local Inhabitants: Fernannuñeses.
Area code: 957
Townhall: Plaza de armas, 5 Tel.380062
Local Police: Paseo Santa Maria, Tel: 380129.
Transport:Carrera. Tel. 231401
The present town of Fernán-Nuñez came into in the second
half of the XIV Century, when Diego Gutiérrez de los Ríos
received these lands as part of the marriage dowrky of
Inés Alfonso de Montemayor and transferred the inhabitants
of Aben Cáliz to a nearby site defended by a Muslim tower,
which the Christians renames Fernán-Nuñez on conquering
this territory in 1.240. The town remained part of the
feudal estate of this noble family and in 1.639 Alonso
Estacio Gutiérrez de los Ríos iniciated a beneficial social
policy in the town, to be continued by his grandson Carlos
José whose son, in turn, was granted the title of Duke by
Fernando VII in 1.815, and was the last occupant of this
The parish church of Santa Marina de Aguas Santa displays an
austere doorway leading on to a solid tower, which originally
belonged to a primitive churh on the site.The present church
replaced the ruins of the former building and is a magnificent
Baroque temple built between 1.725 and 1.740. The church
possesses some interesting paintings above all, in the chapel
of El Sagrario. A small parish museum displays craftsmanship
in gold and silver belonging to the church-treasury cotaining
from between the XVI and XIX Centuries.
Continuing along the street Ramón y Cajal one reaches La Plaza
de Armas where one can admire the architectural harmony of the
white and red ochre buildings.
The neo-Classical palacio ducal is outstanding, construction
of which began in 1.783 under the patronage of the sixth count
of Fernán Nuñez Carlos José Gutiérrez de los Ríos.Also to be
found in this XVIII Century square are the town hall, school,
tavern and "Las caballerizas".
Other churches in Fernán Nuñez include that of la Vera Cruz
erected in 1.960 and the hermitages of el Calvario and La
Caridad whose XVIII Century facades have been altered during
recent repair work.
Traditional dishes in Fernán Nuñez include las migas con
chicharrones, las patatas con bacalao, los maimones (the name of
a garlic soup) and las sopaipas. Amongst sweets Fernán Nuñez
specializes in piononos, bizcochos de té, roscos, suspiros and
orejitas de habas.
Distance from Córdoba: 31 Km.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Easter week comences with the proclamation of Pilate. At the beginning of May croses covered in flowers are set up in the streets and squares of the town. Around July 18 Fernán Nuñez celebrates a fiesta in honour of its patroness Santa Marina and a month later the Feria Real takes place.