Top things to do in Cazorla

Top Choice Castle in Cazorla

Castillo de La Iruela

In a stunningly picturesque and panoramic perch on a rocky pinnacle towering over pretty La Iruela village, this ancient fortification is well worth the 3km drive or 1.5km uphill walk from central Cazorla. It was fo…
Top Choice Castle in Cazorla

Castillo de la Yedra

Cazorla's dramatic Castle of the Ivy, a 700m walk above Plaza de Santa María, has great views and is home to the interesting Museum of the Upper Guadalquivir, whose diverse collections include traditional agricultur…
Tapas in Cazorla

Bar Las Vegas

It's tiny but it's the best of Cazorla’s central bars, with barrel tables outside (and it gets packed inside when the weather's poor). They do great tapas including one called gloria bendita (blessed glory – scrambl…
Spanish in Cazorla

Mesón Leandro

Leandro is a step up in class from most other Cazorla eateries – professional but still friendly service in a bright dining room with lazy music, and only one set of antlers on the wall. The broad menu of nicely pre…
Church in Cazorla

Iglesia de Santa María

This picturesque shell of a grand church, attributed to the great 16th-century Renaissance architect Andrés de Vandelvira, was wrecked by Napoleonic troops in reprisal for Cazorla’s tenacious resistance. It houses C…
Viewpoint in Cazorla

Balcón de Zabaleta

Canyonlike streets lead south from Plaza de la Corredera to the Balcón de Zabaleta. This little mirador has stunning views over the southern part of town and up to the Castillo de la Yedra and mountains beyond.
Music in Cazorla


Cazorla has a surprisingly cosmopolitan vibe for a remote country town and demonstrates it with this annual three-day blues fest, which sees international musicians and several thousand fans packing into town.
Museum in Cazorla

Centro Temático Frondosa Naturaleza

If you're pressed for time, this visit takes you through a little of Cazorla's natural and human history, showing a restored water-driven flour mill and an exhibit on the Cazorla natural park and its wildlife, with …
Andalucian in Cazorla

La Cueva de Juan Pedro

The ancient, wood-beamed bar has antlers and boar heads protruding from the walls, and there's a dining room adjoining, plus outdoor tables on the plaza just below. It's a place for no-frills traditional Cazorla far…
Andalucian in Cazorla

Mesón Don Chema

Under an amazing collection of mounted antlers, horns and animal heads (the restaurant styles itself as a museo cinegético – hunting museum), dine on game, pork, lamb and other meaty mains, as well as such sizzling …