"Córdoba, a XIXth century spa well adapted to our times in Sierra Morena"
Located in the Sierra Morena Natural Park, Hotel Balneario Aguas de Villaharta stands out as the only spa in Córdoba’s province. Villaharta, a small village north of Córdoba, has always been known for its therapeutic waters. Spa Aguas de Villaharta was founded in 1873, although its waters from natural springs rich in iron, sulphur, carbonic acid and many healing properties had its peak at the beginning of the twentieth century. A hundred years later, they recovered its history and natural heritage.
Surrounded by centennial “chaparro” bushes, just a few meters from the Mozarabic Camino de Santiago, you will find this unique place combining architecture that respects the environment with a breathtaking landscape. Spa of Villaharta offers tranquillity and nature, its strategic location being a perfect base from where to visit the rest of Andalusia. The impressive scenery of its surroundings makes it a very attractive destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling or horseback riding, as well as discovering cultural routes throughout the region and the main Andalusia towns.
El Balneario has 21 spacious rooms and junior suites, fully equipped, over viewing the estate’s garden and Sierra Morena Mountains. El Hierro restaurant, which maintains the classic aesthetics of yesteryear’s “cortijos”, is a culinary tribute to local produce and flavours of the past. Designed by reputed chef Máximo Doval del Rey, its menu mixes avant-garde and tradition, recovering long-lived recipes. Dishes such as chickpeas with pig's trotters or tripe, codfish or partridge stew and many other popular stews that were once lost. Its wine list acknowledges different Spanish D.O., with local Montilla-Moriles standing out.
The crown jewel at Spa Hotel Aguas de Villaharta is of course its spa, with modern facilities, Hamman, relaxation area and an outdoor swimming pool. There is also no lack of hairdressing and aesthetic services, dietary treatments, massages or sensory techniques, which are the perfect complement to mineral-medicinal waters pouring from close by springs. In order to let you enjoy its magnificent environment and provide numerous alternatives of active tourism, the hotel cooperates with BEsport, a specialized local company.