Geology
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WaterfallFossils showing that this area was once a sea, spectacular mountains and rocky outcrops, folds, faults, ravines, caves and chasms can all be seen in the natural park and speak of a story that challenges our minds to navigate through timescales far beyond our normal perception.

In the section entitled "Where the Land Speaks" you will find detailed information on 27 places where you can see the marks left on the park by geological movements that are immensely strong yet so slow that they are practically unnoticeable from a human perspective. The section entitled "A Prodigious Landscape" provides information on the park's terrain and its fascinating geological formations.

Geologically, the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park forms part of the mountainous area of Andalusia known as the Baetic Cordillera, which extends from Cádiz to Jaén and continues through the province of Albacete to the Levante, where it disappears below the surface of the sea and later emerges to form the Balearic archipelago.

The park's mountains are the best representation of the Prebaetic section of these mountain ranges, formed mainly by carbonate rocks, limestone and dolomites, with an abundance of fossils and intermediate marl and detrital layers, mainly sandstone.

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