El Pandero

In a place called EL PANDERO is where this beautiful story takes place, full of sacrifice, effort and feeling that has resulted in the proud birth of Camping La Campiña.

The origin of El pandero was due to the strategic location of the estate, surrounded by farms that needed day labourers to carry out their activities. And on the edge of a road that facilitated movement and access to the various Cortijos.

The word “pandero” has two meanings: one gives its name to the utensil that was used daily to contain the bread and the other refers to the instrument that livened up the festivities in the region.

The pandero was a community of neighbouring farm labourers, whose work depended on the will of the landowners or, as they are popularly known in Andalusia, “Señoritos”.

The daily concern of these workers was subsistence at a time when hunger was a reality. There was not much to eat and there was a lot of work to be done to gain the trust of the Señoritos, from whom they obtained a derisory salary, hard bread or scraps from their table.

As an example of the popular dwellings, here in El Pandero a hut of the time is preserved.

Within these four walls you can appreciate the construction of those times and experience the sensations and hardships that José Adrian Márquez Ortega and his wife Dolores Gómez suffered until they managed to create a humble home to shelter their children from the cold and misery.

In time, three of their children (Juan, Rafael and Josefa) built their huts next to their parents, with only the one that belonged to Juan Márquez Gómez still standing.

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Los Fundadores

Towards the middle of the 20th century, day labourers began to migrate from the countryside to the cities where there was industry and thus more employment opportunities.

These lands were deserted and it was at this time that the founders of the current CAMPING LA CAMPIÑA (Matilde and Enrique) appeared.

They came from the capital of Spain (Madrid). Unlike the people of the countryside, Enrique and Matilde decided to leave the big city and start an activity unknown to the local people.

Recovering the value of a Cordovan countryside abandoned by necessity, they risked their capital to found a tourist company, a sector in which their children Enrique and Matilde were trained.

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Today their daughter Matilde proudly carries on the baton, trying with her daily work to pass on the customs and traditions of her elders.

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