Things to see and do - Bélmez
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Bélmez Travel guide
Bélmez : Michelin's recommendations
Located in the furthest reaches of the province of Córdoba, near Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo, Bélmez extends across the foot of a rocky hillside, dominated by a castle of Moorish origin which was rebuilt after the Reconquest. As well as being a popular holiday resort, thanks to the nearby Sierra Bedoya reservoir, Bélmez also has an interesting mining tradition. This was its main source of income from the 18C onwards, and continues today through the School of Mining Engineering established here.
Tourist attractions Bélmez : Things to see and do
calle Córdoba 3 E - 14240 Bélmez
The museum housed in the old granary focuses on the local mining heritage. The whole area changed radically after a major coal seam was discovered in the 18C.
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All that remains of the castle are part of the keep and some walls flanked by towers. To get there, take the street opposite the parish church. 50m further on, you will see the Ermita de la Virgen del Castillo on the right, joined to the wall by a ra..