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In a place called El Pandero, which has a history of sacrifice, effort and emotion, Camping Campiña was born.

 

El Pandero history:

The pandero owes its origin to the strategic location of the property agricole. It stood on the one hand, the focus of many farms that employed daily workers to complete its work and on the other hand, near a route that facilitated travel between the different Andalucain farmhouses, called ‘Cortijos’*.

The word “El Pandero” has two distinct meanings.

The first refers to the utensil which contained the daily bread and the second refers to the musical instrument to enliven the regional festivals.

El Pandero is also referred to as the community of labourers of a village that depended on the goodwill of landowners for their work. These landowners were commonly called “Señoritos”**.

The daily concern for these workers was living at a time when hunger was a reality. If there was not much to eat they had to work hard to earn the trust of the “señoritos” in exchange for a meagre salary , stale bread and leftovers from their meals. In memory of this, a house was built here in El Pandero.

Within these four walls, you can experience the feelings and difficulties experienced by Jose Adrian Márquez Ortega and his wife Dolores Gomez before managing to create a humble home to protect their children from the cold and misery.

Over time, three of their children (John, Rafael and Josefa) pitched their huts next to their parents. Only that which belonged to Juan Marquez Gomez is still standing.

 

About the middle of the twentieth century the exodus of farm laborers began to cities where employment opportunities were more important with the development of the industry.

The land was abandoned and this is when, from Madrid, Matilde and Enrique (Henry and Matilda) the founders of the current CAMPING LA CAMPIÑA. arrived. Matilda and Henry decided to leave the city to start a business in the countryside.

In order to make this venture succeed they risked their savings and city life.Their children, Matilda and Henry (junior) trained in the same industry. Today their daughter Matilda and her husband Rick are very proud to work hard, passing on the heritage and traditions of their elders and ensuring the future of Camping La Campina.

Today their daughter Matilda is very proud to work hard, passing on the heritage and traditions of their elders and ensuring the future of Camping La Campina.

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