The picturesque white-washed streets of the modest, but nevertheless proud, hamlet of Obejo, extend over an elongated hill. According to Juan Bernier, a poet with a fondness for country walks, “the shaded areas of the Guadalbarbo, forming a deep moat of abrupt slopes, have always safeguarded old Obejo against the curious eyes of outsiders.” Such is indeed the case: Obeja’s isolated position has maintained it free from external influences. The picturesque white-washed streets of the modest, but nevertheless proud, hamlet extend over an elongated hill, sheltered by green mountainsides.
- The hamlet is located in the Sierra Morena, 17 km from the N-432 and 45 km from Córdoba.
- Altitude: 702 m.
- Surface area: 214.6 km2.
- Population: 1791.
- Term used to designate inhabitants: Obejeños.
- Region: Valle del Guadiato.
Historians believe that Obejo originated from the Moorish settlement of Ubal [from uballa, the Mozarabic name for a wild grape], which guarded the old route between Córdoba and Toledo. Ferdinand III conquered the settlement in 1237 and, six years later, ceded the locality to Córdoba, which has maintained its jurisdiction over Obejo from this time.