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The Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas mountain ranges have been granted the official protective status of a Natural Park, which means they are the perfect destination for those seeking peace and tranquillity amidst well-preserved landscapes full of natural life. The park is almost entirely free of aggressive outside interferences that might destroy its harmony, or man-made intrusions that could tarnish its purity. alt

This vast territory was one of the first in Andalusia to be declared a natural park and certainly deserves its status: it is the largest forested area in Spain and the breadth of its biodiversity is truly breathtaking.

The fact that it remains home to so many species of plants and animals is because their habitat is preserved to ensure the park is as attractive as possible: the rivers and lakes are clean, the forests are dense and the peaks are lofty.

Visitors will also discover towns with castles and white-washed streets and come across unexpected villages in the heart of the mountain ranges.

The Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park sets the standard for taking care of the natural environment.

The Largest Natural Park

Covering an area of almost 210,000 hectares, the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park is the most extensive protected space in Spain and the second-largest in Europe. To get an idea of just how big it is, it covers an area similar in size to the entire province of Biscay.

Extending this protected area, there are two smaller adjoining natural parks in the provinces of Albacete and Granada: the Calares del Mundo y de la Sima Natural Park to the north and the Sierra de Castril Natural Park to the south. Together they cover some 31,000 hectares, whereby you will able to visit over 240,000 hectares of unbroken protected countryside during your visit: an area that is roughly half the size of the entire Autonomous Region of La Rioja.

You will experience a sense of freedom upon entering this vast landscape: the freedom that comes from finding yourself in a large, unspoilt territory and the freedom you will have to choose from amongst the wide variety of options in terms of areas to visit, routes to explore and diverse landscapes to enjoy. The park is a world by itself.


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