Pedro Abad

Pedro Abad is a municipality in the Spanish province of Córdoba ( Andalusia Autonomous Region). The place is located in the valley of the Guadalquivir River on the Autovia Madrid- Seville in about 35 kilometers from the provincial capital Córdoba.


Occupied the site of the modern village at the time of Roman rule, a community called Sacili Martialium. On the grounds of the estate Alcurrucén were discovered remains of a thriving Roman city, which are now exhibited in the Archaeological Museum Provincial Sacili.

The founding of the town of Pedro Abad is related to Pedro Meneses, abbot (Spanish abad ) by King Ferdinand III. , And an image that shows the crucifixion of Jesus, together. This image, which brought the abbot of Galicia is said to have effected according to legend miracle. For this reason, built Ferdinand III. there is a camp which was later converted into a hospital and directed by Pedro Meneses. To this hospital around gradually formed a settlement, which represents the core of today's village. Pedro Abad was at that time as ownership of the city of Córdoba (Spanish realengo del Concejo de Córdoba) reports directly to the crown.

On 10 September 1982, the first mosque in Spain was opened since the Middle Ages in Pedro Abad. This is the Basharat Mosque of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.


  • Nuestra Señora de la Asunción: A church from the 14th century, situated on the main square of Pedro Abad.
  • Santo Cristo: A location outside the village chapel from the time of the Reconquista ( reconquest of Spain by the Catholic Monarchs ).
  • Sagrado Corazón: A church within the city wall ring, which is built directly next to the birthplace of the saint Rafaela Porras y Ayllón.
  • Bascharat Mosque: The first, after the Reconquista, built mosque in Spain. It was built by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.


Mainly Pedro Abad is dominated by agriculture. In the neighbourhod the cultivation of cereals, sunflower, cotton and sugar beet is operated mostly.