Cobdar is one of the most spectacular villages in the Sierra de los Filabres. It is situated at the base of a mountain that is mined for its famous white marble, the huge scar from the mining that runs like a gash down one side, gleams in the sunlight. The marble was used in the Alhambra of Granada, the Mezquita of Cordoba and the monastery of The Escorial.
Behind the village, the bare mountain climbs steeply upwards, but the landscape is softened by the tall trees that grow along the stream that runs in front of the village.
From the road over the Filabres, high above the village, Cobdar appears to be neat and tidy and of architectural value.
You can drive across the old bridge, park near the recreational area and take a stroll through this delightful village. When you wander round you realise that this first impression was correct.
The streets are in more formal lines that in the majority of villages in the area. There are more children here and the place has an air of liveliness and bustle. This is a working village, inhabited by families who work the marble, although Cobdar is different from the rest.
The church of Santa Marķa, which dates from the 17th Century is situated in the centre of the front part of the village, and the beautiful big noble house of Terna with its lovely architecture confirms the splendid past of the village.