With an area of more than 200,000 hectares, the Natural Park of Cazorla, Segura y las Villas (ACCOMMODATIONS) , has become the largest natural area in Spain and the second in Europe. It belongs to the network of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and is also a privileged place for the protection of birds.
It is highly recognized for being a mountain area where the main river of Andalusia, the Guadalquivir river, and also the source of the Segura river, with its courses in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, respectively, are born.
It is part of the Penibético system joining with Sierra Morena on its most northeastern Mars. Its height varies between 500 meters and 2107 meters of the Cerro de las Empanadas.The Guadalquivir river begins its course forming the Tranco reservoir, a space of great ecological wealth and biodiversity.
Great ecological wealth, with the largest continuous wooded area and especially pine forests in all of Spain. From higher heights we find trees such as poplars, ash trees or willows, being a place of refuge for animal species such as birds and mammals. Some plant species are endemic, such as the Cazorla violet.
As fauna, we highlight that it is one of the most important areas for deer or mountain goats and important populations of wild boar or mouflon. Animals such as the wolf, lynx or bear were part of the fauna and today they are extinct, however, as the most outstanding species we contemplate the birds, being the habitat of the Royal Eagle and Griffon Vulture, however, the emblem of the park is an extinct bird , but that with a recovery program has begun to inhabit and reproduce again in these places, we refer to the lammergeier. If we are lucky we can see it in the places located on the map below.