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Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema, El Bosque
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The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is a natural park in the northeastern part of the province of Cádiz in southern Spain. The park encompasses, within its 51695ha, a complex of mountain ranges, known collectively as the Sierra de Grazalema, which, in turn, are part of the Cordillera Subbética. Other ranges within the park, comprising the Sierra de Grazalema, include the Sierra de Zafalgar, the Sierra del Pinar, and the Sierra de Endrinal. Pinar, 1654 metres in elevation, is the tallest peak.The Sierra de Grazalema, a karstic region, contains a number of large limestone caverns, including the Cueva del Gato, the Cueva de la Pileta and the Garganta Verde. The Sierra de Grazalema is also home to many colonies of vultures, including a few pairs of Egyptian vultures, a species which is seriously threatened. The natural park was declared a biosphere reserve in 1977.Put Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema and other Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park attractions into our Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Грасалемская земля - именно так с испанского переводится название парка, - представляет собой живописный карстовый регион, изрезанный ущельями... впечатление непередаваемое. Сьерра-де-Грасалема соверщ... read more »Grasalemskaâ Earth-exactly in the Spanish name of the Park, is a picturesque Karst region, rugged gorges. the impression of non-transferable. Sierra de grazalema soverŝenno incomparable natural park, if you love Virgin untouched by human activity places on the planet are not so much ... definitely come here to put sports and comfortable, and with the intent to spend a whole day here. See the headdress for herself and her children, even in October Sun activeshow original
Aprovechando la estancia en Sevilla es aconsejable dedicar un día a visitar Los Pueblos Blancos, la sierra de Grazalema y Lorca. Es una oportunidad de conocer un poco más sobre esta gran región que es... read more »Taking advantage of the stay in Seville is advisable to devote a day to visit them peoples white, the sierra of Grazalema and Lorca. It is an opportunity to learn a little more about this large region which is Andalucia.show original
..dai panorami mozzafiato e dalla natura incontaminata. Se non avrete tempo per un trekking, fermatevi almeno per guardare il meraviglioso panorama da uno dei mirador. Vs ronda boschi di querce e sugh... read more ».. with breathtaking and unspoiled nature. If you won't have time for a hike, stop at least for watching the beautiful panorama from one of the mirador. Vs ronda oak and Cork. Very good local cheese. "White" villages with even more relaxed and respectful.show original
Beautiful place, so wild and peaceful. The wild flowers were amazing.
Stunning area. Well worth a visit to incredible region of southern Spain.
Stunning mountains, beautiful walks, amazing food. Definitely worth a visit.
Buenas rutas para senderismo y ciclismo. Recomendable
Sierra de Grazalema
Absorb the tranquility as you meander through the narrow, charismatic streets and open squares, noting the blend of Arabic layout and design with eighteenth century grandeur and ornamentation. Encompassing the north east of Cádiz and north west of Málaga provinces, this area is saturated in history with palaeolithic cave paintings, neolithic dolmens, bronze and copper age remains, Roman roads, Visigoth fountains and Moorish towers. For the most part, this tour takes us through towns created during almost 800 years of Muslim settlement. Berber tribes arrived here in around 714, coming from similar mountainous terrain in Morocco. They chose easily defended sites and built watch towers as an early warning system against attack. All of which was needed as this area was a lasting frontier between the Muslim and Christian kingdoms. The Moors were killed, expelled or converted to Christianity in this area in around 1483-5 under the command of Don Rodrigo Ponce de León, Marquis of Cádiz. This part of Andalucía has seen many fluctuations, with a steep population decline during a Black Death epidemic 'Epidemia de peste' in the 12th C, the French invasion 'Guerra de la Independencia' 1808-1814 and an economical boom and growth in the 18th and early 19th centuries. A time when Bandits 'Bandoleros' lived in hiding and stole from the wealthy, often attacking travellers in the mountains and forests. The 'Pueblos Blancos' or White Villages of Andalusia preserve a cultural heritage. And whilst each village displays its individual history and continues to pass on artisan crafts through the generations, they also embrace modern living and offer the visitor many conveniences.
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