We escaped Cordoba's spooky history and headed to Baeza and Ubeda on our way to our next stopover in Guadix. Both small towns were interesting, especially Baeza.
The narrow passages and open spaces were brilliant to wander through and provided a feeling of 'being there' in its medieval days.
Guadix was very different and is recognised as Europe's capital for cave houses. It is one of Spain's oldest human settlements and going by the lack of care and maintenance we wouldn't argue.
Whitewashed homes built into caves were everywhere as were original cave homes dug into cliff fronts. Cliffs and mounds seemed more a muddy texture than sheer rock which did tend to show on whitewash after rain.