The towns included in this district are: Campo Camara, La Teja, Las Cucharetas, and Los Laneros.
Cortes de Baza is located in the northeastern corner of the province of Granada. The Río Castril crosses the area and passes through the town of Cortes. The local parish church dating back to the 15th century is of great interest; it has a beautiful Mudejar coffered ceiling. You can also see the remains of an old castle, built in the 12th century by the Muslims.
Cortes de Baza has a number of attractive farmhouses where you can stay. The festivities in honour of saints San Cosme and San Damian take place on the penultimate weekend of August.
Although there is little information about Cortes de Baza, we do know that it was a human settlement in Prehistoric times, illustrated by the numerous sites in the area known as Hoya de Baza. Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans inhabited the region of Baza. This town had a period of splendour during the Arab era, when complex irrigation systems were built. They are still standing today but started to lapse into disuse during the rebellion of the Moors and their subsequent expulsion.
The area was conquered by the Catholic Kings in 1489 but later went into decline. In the Muslim era, in the 13th century, a fortress was built to help guard against the Castilian advance. Today, you can still see the foundations of the building.
Cereals, fruits and extra virgin olive oil are all produced here. Fish is also an important ingredient in local cuisine. Traditional puddings include a variation on porridge called Gachas, an excellent dessert for cool nights. It is made with wheat flour, olive oil, toasted croutons, sugar and dates or prunes.
The most popular celebrations in Cortes de Baza are in honour of San Cosme and San Damian, the Santos Medicos. A few years ago these celebrations start taking place in August, because on their day, in September, there were a [...]