Olive oil festival celebrates harvest in Andalucía
It is known as liquid gold and is a staple of Spanish food. In fact, olive oil is so important it even has its own festival in the Andalucian town of Baena, near Cordoba.
In November, the three-day festival celebrates the end of the harvest in Baena – one of the only two places in Andalucia to have Denominación de Origen (Denomination of Origin) recognition. The oil from this area is considered some of the best in the world.
Food and wine markets will be held in the town, along with cookery classes, tastings and live music, between November 22 to 28.
And for true olive oil aficionados, Baena also has the Museo del Olivar y el Aceite, in an old mill, where two floors explore the one-thousand year history of the olive oil tradition.