Espejo lies 35km southeast of Córdoba in an attractive hilly area planted with olive trees. It rises in tiers up a hillside crowned with an imposing castle belonging to the Dukes of Osuna. This illustrious family, indebted to King Philip II for its title, has provided Spain with a number of statesmen and generals. The charming village is typical of Andalucía with its whitewashed houses, narrow lanes and steep staircases. The delicious local chorizo is justifiably famous.