The heart of town is Plaza de la Corredera, with busy bars and the elegant ayuntamiento, in a 400-year-old former monastery, looking down from its southeast corner. Canyonlike streets lead south to the Balcón de Zabaleta. This little viewpoint is like a sudden window in a brick wall, with stunning views over the white houses up to the picturesque Castillo de la Yedra and the mountains beyond. From here another narrow street leads down to Cazorla's most picturesque square, Plaza de Santa María, dominated by the shell of the 16th-century Iglesia de Santa María.