What could easily be called the ?Andalucian Alps?¸ this chain of mountainous Natural Parks lakes and streams holds the largest natural park in Spain and defines the northern border of the province of Granada with Jaen. On the edges of these three natural parks are several scenic villages in what is becoming known as Andalucia?s ?Lake District?. Four lakes stretch along the stretch of road at the foot of these mountains. Water and wildlife are the key features of this region contrasting with the badlands area stretching beyond Lake Negratin.
largest protected natural space in Spain: an orographic labyrinth of valleys¸
calares¸ gorges¸ mountains and flat lands of enormous hydrological importance
(due to the numerous rivers and streams which spring within the Park); of great
botanical importance (different varieties of pine trees and a lot of endemic
species); it is also important aesthetically and from a wildlife point of view.
Because of this it is one of the most visited and frequented natural spaces
in the country.
A continuation of the Cazorla natural park¸ the Castril Park is an impressive 12¸665ha of protected space with peaks up to 2000m. Unique for its waterfalls¸ pines¸ trout streams and wildlife.
Sierra de la Sagra:
Of fantastic beauty with its 2¸383m peak¸ the highest in the region after Sierra Nevada. The trek to the top of the Sagra?s peak is one of the most beautiful that can be experienced in the region.
Other towns in the region