Royal Butcheries

Royal Butcheries, Priego de Cordoba: Address, Phone Number, Royal Butcheries Reviews: 3.5/5

Royal Butcheries
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3.5
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Mark P
Wynnewood, PA351 contributions
O.K. For A short Visit
Oct 2018 • Couples
Friendly employee at the ticket counter. Interesting old building but you won't find much about its former use as a butchery. We did enjoy the small exhibit relating to olive oil production downstairs, as Priego is definitely in olive country. We didn't need the included admission to the castle/fortress because it was free that day during a large Medieval Fair. So all in all, eh.
Written October 25, 2018
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KatieAndalucia_Spain
Andalucia, Spain41 contributions
Disappointing
Oct 2017 • Couples
Very little evidence of its original use. Internal walls were covered with ugly hoarding. If you look at the outside door and view it from up above from the castle, you've probably seen the best of it. Only worth going if you have the all-inclusive visitor ticket.
Written October 17, 2017
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Ralph E
Greater Sydney, Australia190 contributions
Charming building despite its name
May 2014 • Couples
The name of this place may put you off, but don't let it. This building once was the local slaughtering plant. Whether it was ever "royal" is doubtful. But it is a very elegant building, far more stylish than its original purpose would suggest. The colonnaded inner courtyard is now an exhibition space for local crafts. There is a remarkable spiral staircase with no central column (so that workers could carry carcases up from the killing area below). Downstairs is now an interesting small museum of olive oil technology.
Written May 24, 2014
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amdgriggs
Sheffield, UK1,400 contributions
Impressive building near the centre of Priego, with good exhibitions of paintings
Aug 2013 • Couples
Visiting the Carnicerias Reales as a vegetarian may not sound ideal, but there's little trace of the butchery in the building previously - just a fine and fairly well-preserved building, nice & cool in the height of summer, which often hosts exhibitions by local painters. Downstairs in the former slaughter-house is a simple but well-organised museum about olive-production locally.
The ticket for the Carnicerias Reales is sold together with a ticket to the Castillo nearby (2 minutes walk) which is also worth a half-hour visit. Brilliant views from the top of the tower!
Written August 19, 2013
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stephfromlondon_10
London, UK358 contributions
historic building showing local art
May 2012 • Couples
The old slaughterhouse has been very gently restored and now houses an exhibition space for local artists. With a very beautiful fountain int he courtyeard area, and breathtaking views over the aldarve from the window, this is a 'must visit'.
Written June 16, 2012
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Interesting Architecture
Aug 2011 • Couples
The Carnicerias Reales is the building that was the abattoir and market in the 16th century. It was designed by Francisco del Castillo. The main front has a Mannerist architecture influenced by Italian design, with columns that have a triangular pediment. There is a beautiful patio with half-rounded arches resting on stone pillars. There is an impressive spiral staircase made of stone that goes down to the basement, where the abattoir was located.
Written April 22, 2012
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