CASA DE LAS CABEZAS

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sites of medieval Cordoba

LA CASA DE LAS CABEZAS DE LOS SIETE INFANTES DE LARA (House of Heads)

Found in the oldest part of Cordoba, the so-called House of Heads (Casa de las Cabezas) invites its visitor to a journey back to the Middle Ages. The property has four different areas that show how an aristocratic family used to live at that time.


Casa de las Cabezas is notable for a resting place then exclusively dedicated to women. Covered with richly adorned damask carpets and other classy fabrics, these pedestals were places where women used to rest until the 18th century, while men used to use chairs and stools. The resting place here at Casa de las Cabezas is one of only a few still to exist.


Adjacent to the house, there is a small lane overstretched by seven arches. This lane, as well as the house itself, is the scene of one of Cordoba’s most hair-raising myths: the legende of the seven infantes of Lara. Legend has it that the mansion was a stronghold of Almanzor who held nobleman Gonzalo Gustioz captive here. His seven sonsbrave knights, known as the seven infantes of Lara, were killed in an ambush while trying to free him. Their heads were speared in the lane - one head per arch. To date the lane is named hereafter Calle Cabezas (Lane of Heads).

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