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Top Choice Castle in Segura de la Sierra

Castillo de Segura

This lofty castle dates from Moorish times but was rebuilt after the Christian conquest in the 13th century. Abandoned in the 17th century, it was restored in the 1960s and has now become a 'frontier territory ' int…
Spring in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

Nacimiento del Guadalquivir

An interesting detour from Empalme del Valle will take you past Vadillo Castril village to the Puente de las Herrerías bridge (7km) and then 11km on southward along a good gravel-and-dirt road through the forests to…
Bird Sanctuary in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

Centro de Cría del Quebrantahuesos

A fascinating visit for any wildlife lover, this centre in the Cazorla forests is the crux of the programme to reintroduce the lammergeier, a rare, enormous and extraordinary vulture, to Andalucía, where it fell ext…
Andalucian in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

El Tranco

Highly popular El Tranco is quite avant-garde for this neck of the woods, providing a tasty contemporary take on traditional local ingredients, in generous portions. Dishes include venison in aromatic-herb sauce, tr…
Viewpoint in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

Puerto de las Palomas

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 mirador here affords wonderful views northward down the Guada…
Sports in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

Festival Internacional del Aire

This big free-flying fiesta focused on El Yelmo attracts thousands of people – including mountain-bikers, runners and hikers as well as paragliders (motorised and otherwise) – for three days of activities, partying …
Andalucian in Segura de la Sierra

Mirador de Peñalta

On the street entering Segura from below, this place caters to hungry travellers with a meaty menu that includes steaks, lamb chops and pork, as well as smoked trout and some sierra specialities such as ajo atao (a …
Lake in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

Embalse del Tranco

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.
Gorge in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

Cerrada de Elías

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.
Nature Reserve in Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

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 …