Cazorla is a municipality located in the east of the province of Jaén, declared a historic-artistic site and within the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas Natural Park, the largest protected area in Spain, the second largest in Europe and declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1983.  

It is the main urban enclave in these mountains. Its town centre sits in the shadow of the Peña de los Halcones, with the mountains behind it and an immense sea of olive trees at sunset.
The majestic castle of Yedra stands out above the town, from where there are fantastic panoramic views of the urban fabric of white houses, narrow, steep streets, with traditional dwellings and stately homes, and a large number of monuments of outstanding artistic interest.

The waters of its hillsides are collected by the river Cerezuelo, a tributary of the Guadalquivir. A place where Nature expresses itself in all its splendour. 


Data of interest

Tourist area : Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas
Distance to the capital (km): 105
Altitude above sea level (m): 836
Extensión (Km2): 305
No. of Inhabitants: 8527
Demonym Cazorleños
Postal Code: 23470

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Cazorla, at the gates of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Natural Park, is a lesson in how man and nature have been weaving an alliance that has been maintained. Its rich cultural heritage is home to places not to be missed.

The Castle of La Yedra, whose origins could be Muslim, possibly from the Almohad period (12th century), although throughout the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries the Christians finished giving it its definitive configuration, which explains why the Gothic style predominates in a large part of its interior rooms. The keep houses the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares del Alto Guadalquivir (Museum of Popular Arts and Customs of the Upper Guadalquivir). A place to learn more about how the ancestors lived in these lands. 

From its location, 831 metres above sea level, you can see the town of Cazorla and its surroundings. 

The ruins of the Church of Santa María, an example of the Andalusian Renaissance, are very probably the work of Andrés de Vandelvira, as many of its elements can be recognised in well-known temples by him in Úbeda.  

It is built over the river Cerezuelo, which made it necessary to previously channel it, which enters in a large vault under the main altar, crossing the entire church, to continue its course under ...


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Ayuntamiento de Cazorla


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