Gobernador is located in the border of the slopes of the Genil and Guadiana Menor rivers, over the thousand meters of altitude, although in fertile and no steep land. Its privileged situation and the hospitality of its people turn it into an ideal place to enjoy nature. This calm corner was an old field of dolmens and at the moment it is characterized for being a vast land for the cultivation of olive trees and cereals. Also, another of the attractions of Gobernador is its track of history, since the archaeological site of El Pradillo, where there was a dolmen with human rests of 5,000 years ago, was found here. Also Arab and Roman vestiges have been discovered. In its urban core the architecture of other periods and the new buildings of recent construction coexist.
The sites found in the area suggest the existence of human settlements since the Prehistoric period. Among these civilizations the Iberians, Romans, Visigoths and Muslims appear. It was born like cortijada and farmhouse in the time of the Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. This one was the period of great prosperity and development of this region and its surroundings, due to the fact that it was a strategic area for the defence of the Nasrid Kingdom. At the end of this period and to the fact of being border area, it was target of the invasions and operations of harassment of the Christians camped in Cazorla. These episodes are the beginning of the Christian occupation. After the Reconquista it was given to the governor Francisco de Molina, from here it comes its name. After the Moorish rebellion, they were expelled from the district. Decades later it was repopulated with settlers of other regions and the cult temples were built.
Among all the dishes the migas of bread, a recipe that is very habitual in winter and it is usually tasted in the cortijos stands out of its traditional gastronomy. The slaughter products, elaborated homemade, the gachas and stews of potato are also present. Among its pastry making the sweets prepared for Easter stand out.