Lunque Travel Guide
Luque is a quaint township with only over 3,000 inhabitants. It is considered as one of the most primeval towns in the whole province of Andalusia . It is 10 kilometers from the town of Baena and approximately 74 kilometers from Cordoba City.
The town of Luque ascends to the environs of the Tajo del Albarrogo highlands. Stopping over at this town will give you the opportunity to fix your eyes on the magnificent Sierra Subbetica mountain range. Crowning the zenith of Luque town is the Albenzayde Castle , a fortress with Moorish origins erected during the period of the Emirate of Omeye.
Aside from the historical sites that this town offers, this town also prides in the many olive plantations that surround it, making it one of the major producers of first rate extra virgin olive oil that we so love in our pasta, pizzas and salads.
Although it can be really scorching hot during the months of July and August, Luque enjoys perfectly warm sunshine throughout the year. The cheerful sun is almost always visible and t he highest temperature during the daytime may reach 40 and 18 at night. The month of May is said to be the ideal time to holiday at Cordoba , when the climate is just at its stabilization, not to mention the fact that there are a great quantity of Cordoba festivals during this time.
The winter season begins in October, and the cold season lends a relaxed atmosphere. Although not always, delicate raindrops may start to drop during the end part of the day. The evenings constantly bring a semi-arctic climate. During the day, the highest temperature is 20 and during the night, 10 .