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Museum in Desfiladero de Despeñaperros & Santa Elena

Museo Batalla de las Navas de Tolosa

The course of Spanish history changed 2km west of Santa Elena on 16 July 1212, when Christian armies defeated the Muslim Almohad army in the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, which opened the doors of Andalucía to the …
Chapel in Parque Natural Sierra de Andújar

Santuario de la Virgen de la Cabeza

On a hilltop in the heart of the park, 31km up the A6177 from Andújar, this chapel is the focus of one of Spain’s biggest religious events, the Romería de la Virgen de la Cabeza, on the last weekend in April.
Religious in Parque Natural Sierra de Andújar

Romería de la Virgen de la Cabeza

The Romería de la Virgen de la Cabeza sees many tens of thousands of people converge to form a huge, festive tent city around the Santuario de la Virgen de la Cabeza, and witness a small statue of the Virgin Mary – …
Nature Reserve in Desfiladero de Despeñaperros & Santa Elena

Parque Natural Despeñaperros

The hilly and beautiful country straddling the Desfiladero de Despeñaperros gorge is the Parque Natural de Despeñaperros: for information on the park and walking routes, visit the Centro de Visitantes Llano de las A…
Andalucian in Desfiladero de Despeñaperros & Santa Elena

El Mesón Despeñaperros

A good choice for refreshments, with a contemporary twist on local fare in some of its dishes including venison burgers, partridge paté and charcoal-grilled meats.