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Campillos

Campillos

Campillos is a small town built in the centre of a plain between Antequera and Olvera. It is an ideal location as Malaga Airport and the Costa del Sol are only 1 hour away and the beautiful and ancient cities of Seville and Granada are both within easy reach. The area surrounding the town is quite level with the hills rising in the distance, much of the land is covered in olive groves and cereal crops.

The reservoirs of the Guadalteba and Guadalhorce are a short drive away where one can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the spectacular countryside. The salt lake of Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, one of the largest natural lakes in Andalucia is nearby and in the spring flocks of pink flamingos arrive for the nesting season. In Campillos itself, there is the outstanding 16th Century church of Nuestra Señora del Reposo, which boasts an impressive bell tower and the later addition of a Baroque façade. The Ermita de San Benito, the patron saint of the town is another of many places of interest. Campillos celebrates their patron saint with a two day festival in July with the annual summer Fería taking place in early August. The town is famous for its tanning and leather manufacture with several outlets around the town.

Written by : Barbara Brough