• Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

    Plaza Pequeña, 11610 Grazalema, Cádiz, Spain .

    The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is located in the northeast of the province of Cádiz, in southern Spain. The park covers, in its 51,695 hectares, a set of mountain ranges, known as a whole as the Sierra de Grazalema, which, in turn, are part of the Subbética Mountain Range

    The most emblematic element of the Park, in addition to the dense Mediterranean forest of holm oaks, cork oaks and gall oaks, is the Spanish fir, mainly concentrated in the Sierra del Pinar, as it is the rainiest place in the Peninsula. This species is a descendant of the Central European firs that formed large forests here in ice ages. Today these Spanish firs live only in this space, in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and in Sierra Bermeja (both in the province of Malaga). The visit to the pinsapar, as well as to other enclaves of the Reserve Zone, can be done only at certain times of the year and with limited visitors, so it is recommended to request prior information.

  • Río Majaceite

    Molino de En medio, El Bosque, Spain .

    This footpath runs for 5 km. from the banks of the Majaceite River between El Bosque and Benamahoma passing from one bank to the other through narrow bridges and between small waterfalls, rapids and pools. Most of the route passes through the thick vegetation of willows, poplars, ash trees, elms and the occasional wild fig tree. It is highly recommended for its great landscape value and we will be able to observe species typical of the riverside forest ecosystems. In El Bosque it is advisable to visit the El Castillejo botanical garden, where you can admire and learn about the great botanical variety of the Sierra de Grazalema.
    The tour is very easy to do as a family with children. In summer it is the most recommended due to the coolness of the water and the large amount of shade that there is.

  • Zahara de la Sierra

    CA-9104, Zahara de la Sierra, Spain .

    Zahara de la Sierra is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cádiz, in Andalusia. It is located in the center of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, at the foot of the Sierra del Jaral, between the Guadalete and Bocaleones rivers, and on the shore of the Zahara-El Gastor reservoir.

    Its history dates back to the Ancient Ages, but it will be in the Middle Ages when it acquires importance by becoming an important Muslim enclave, of which the castle keep remains, conquered by the Christians in the process of conquering the Kingdom of Granada. Today it is one of the most significant towns on the Route of the White Villages.

  • Iptuci Roman Salt Flats

    Ctra. A-372, p.k. 25 .

    A few kilometers from Prado del Rey, on the northern edge of Los Alcornocales Natural Park, we find these salt pans of Phoenician origin. Later the Romans continued to exploit and currently they are the only inland salt mines that are still active in the province of Cádiz.

    More information about Salinas Romanas Iptuci here