Centro de Fauna Silvestre Collado del Almendral


You can view ibex, mouflon, deer, eagles, owls and falcons in semi-liberty at this 1-sq-km enclosed animal park. Visits are by mini train along 5km of road through the park, followed by a 1.5km walk taking in three miradors. It's set on a spur of land between the A319 and the Embalse del Tranco, 7km north of Coto Ríos. Closing times range from 5pm in winter to 9pm in summer, with last tours starting one hour earlier.

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1. Embalse del Tranco

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This 20km-long reservoir sits in the midst of the park. It's formed by a dam near Tranco village, holding back the waters of the Río Guadalquivir.

2. Cerrada de Elías

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One of the highlights of the Río Borosa walk, where the path takes to a wooden walkway above the waters of the river as it passes through a narrow gorge.

3. Central Eléctrica

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This small hydroelectric station is a landmark on the Río Borosa walk, with a delicious freshwater spring flowing out from beneath a fig tree in front of…

4. Embalse de los Órganos

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You reach this picturesque reservoir after passing through two tunnels on the Río Borosa walk.

5. Nacimiento de Aguas Negras

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The Río Borosa begins life here, welling out from under a rock. It's the usual end point for the Río Borosa walk and there's a perfect picnic spot beneath…

6. Iglesia de la Asunción

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The early-16th-century Iglesia de la Asunción has the oldest plateresque portal in the province, plus a vibrant and colourful retablo (altarpiece) with…

7. Cosmolarium

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8. Puerto de las Palomas

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The A319, heading northeast from Cazorla, enters the natural park after 7km, at Burunchel, then winds 6km up to the 1200m Puerto de las Palomas pass. The…