Last night I was sat there watching a movie on Netflix and stuffing my face with ham and cheese, as usual, when the memories came flooding back of our visit last winter to Villanueva el Duque, a small Andalusian town that has around 1,500 inhabitants and is located in the north of the province of Córdoba.

The best reason for going to Villanueva el Duque is to buy a jamon. A great jamon too, since the town is located in the region of Los Pedroches, famous throughout Spain for its delicious ‘jamones’ and throughout the town there are plenty of shops willing to sell you one!

If you access Villanueva del Duque via the A-422, at the intersection of the CO-7404 you’ll find the official area for motorhomes. The motorhome area has space for 5 vans with all the usual services for free 🙂

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When we were there at the end of 2021, the short stroll into the town centre was lovely because many house fronts were decorated with painted pallets. Different!

Visit the Plaza Duque de Béjar where the town hall is and next to it you have the Church of San Mateo Apóstol, which is the main building of Villanueva del Duque and dates back to  the year 1551. Good photo opportunity!

Tip – eat at bar La Pachanga, right next to the parking. Try the Hamburguesa Serrana. Delicious!!!

Anyway, If you’re in the area and you like jamon, I highly recommend you visit this small Andalusian town.

We’ve plenty of adventures ahead of us and we’ll be sharing lots of tips + info along the way. So keep reading and feel free to ask any question you like!

Safe travels Andy & Gordi 🚐

Andy Mckettrick is the best selling author of Flip-flops & Falafel – A handy guide to visiting Morocco in a motorhome and also Go West – A handy guide to visiting Northern Spain in a motorhome. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andy-Mckettrick/e/B07YNKY4ZC/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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