Uleila del Campo is a stepped village wrapped around a small conical hill, a foothill of the fabulous Sierra de Los Filabres. Its steep narrow streets set out a labyrinth that only the friendly locals master. Typical of a village founded by the Moors, Uleila could be the name of its last Moorish master, a spy for the Catholic kings or 'Uleila del campo' may come from the Arabic word 'leila' - lady which gives us Lady from the country.
Whatever its past, today it is a very social village having more bars per capita than your average village. Friendly people and good tapas, at good prices make it very popular with visitors, both Spanish and foreign.
Places of Interest
La Iglesia de Santa Maria - an 18th Century neo-Romanic stone built church, distinctive from having a tower topped with a dome.
El Santuario de La Virgen de La Cabeza - built on the summit of the tallest mountain in the area (El Cerro de Monteagud), this sanctuary dominates a wide area and is focus of the internationally famous annual pilgrimage.
Health Centre, chemist, supermarket, bank, municipal swimming pool, hardware shop.
Bar La Escapada, Bar Los Molinos, Restaurante Casa Juan.
Places to Stay
Hostal La Escapada, main square.
Romeria Chica - a more intimate alternative to the large pilgrimage to La Virgen de La Cabeza, on the last Sunday of April the locals spend the day at the Sanctuary on top of the mountain having barbeques and picnics before the most exhilarating views you can imagine. At night the fiesta continues in the village square with a band and plenty of rumbas and paso dobles.
Fiesta del Emigrante - a fiesta dedicated to those who left Uleila in harder times and their families and friends. It takes place in the first weekend of August. Bars put tables out in the square and a band plays at night.
Romeraia al Sanctuario de Monteagud - an internationally famous annual pilgrimage to the sanctuary at the top of the mountain, some devotees walk up bare footed. Up to 30,000 people pass through in 48 hours to light candles, make wishes or give thanks for wishes granted. It takes place on the second weekend of September.