Control Viejo Recreational Area

Control Viejo Recreational Area


This extensive area was recently constructed and affords magnificent views of the northern area of the Tranco reservoir. It is equipped with benches, picnic tables and a fountain.

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Bujaraiza Castle

Bujaraiza Castle


This small fortress was built by the Moors on a hill, which became an island when the water levels in the reservoir rose. As a result, the castle has a certain charm, despite its poor state of conservation. It can be observed from the Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente viewing point at kilometre 60.5.

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Río Borosa Visitor Centre

Río Borosa Visitor Centre


This centre, situated next to the River Borosa, is the ideal place to learn about the importance of the park’s water and river ecosystems, which are home to iconic species such as the brown trout and otter.


MUSEUMS AND VISITOR CENTRES
From the A-319 (Ctra. del Tranco), turn off at kilometre 48 (Torre del Vinagre and fish farm, Km 2).
23478Santo ToméJaén (Spain)
Tel: 953 124 235

Diseminado

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Torre del Vinagre Visitor Centre

Torre del Vinagre Visitor Centre


Torre del Vinagre is the park’s main visitor centre and enjoys a privileged geographical location right in its centre.


MUSEUMS AND VISITOR CENTRES
The A-319 (Ctra. del Tranco), kilometre 48, Coto-Rios
23478Santiago-PontonesJaén (Spain)
Tel: 953 713 017

Diseminado

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Tranco Reservoir

Tranco Reservoir


The Tranco is one of the largest reservoirs in Spain, and as it also numbers among the park's leading landscape features the reservoir and surrounding area – known as the Bujaraiza Reserve Area - enjoy special levels of protection. The A-319 road runs along the left-hand side of the reservoir, where there are a number of viewing points, recreation areas, signposted paths and different accommodation options and restaurants, in addition to facilities for watersports. The right-hand side of the reservoir is for the most part criss-crossed by forest tracks and trails, while the start of the reservoir (the area towards the south) has several viewing points which form part of the Félix Rodriguez de la Fuente Route.

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Garganta de Hornos

Garganta de Hornos


The full length of this broad, deep valley is traversed by the serpentine A-317a, which at first ascends through olive groves before moving into enclosed areas of pine forest; Aleppo pines in the lower stretches, giving way to European black pines in the intermediate zones and finally Corsican pines in the highest reaches. Mixed in among these pines are abundant examples of oaks and other species typically found in Mediterranean woodland, giving the landscape a markedly lush appearance.

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Hornos de Segura

Hornos de Segura


Situated in the heart of the Nature Reserve, perched aloft a crag, Hornos de Segura staggers visitors with its strategic and defensive position overlooking the entire valley, which evidences the human need for protection against attack. The monuments, viewpoints and narrow irregular streets, a legacy of its Moorish past, secured the town’s declaration as a Historical-Artistic Site. Mention should also be made of the clean streets and the colourful flowerpots hanging on the walls and windows of the houses.

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Torre del Vinagre Botanical Garden

Torre del Vinagre Botanical Garden


This large botanical garden boasts a broad and well-kept selection of plants from the Nature Reserve, ranging from small grasses to big trees. It is the perfect place to observe and learn how to identify plants or simply to enjoy a pleasant stroll amidst lush vegetation. Your visit will help you to understand that the extraordinary botanic wealth of these mountains is one of the main reasons why they were declared a Protected Area. Admission is free.

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Collado del Almendral Wildlife Park

Collado del Almendral Wildlife Park


Wild hoofed animal species are one of the main attractions in these mountains and they are within your reach in the Wildlife Park. Admission is free. Red deer, mountain goats, fallow deer and mouflon graze in relative freedom within the Park. You can observe and photograph them while taking a pleasant stroll along a route that includes fountains, benches and several viewpoints affording wonderful panoramas of the Tranco reservoir and the ruins of the Bujaraiza castle. The Wildlife Park has a bar.

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Tranco Reservoir

Tranco Reservoir


LOCATION: the A-319

This impressive dam, standing 82 metres above the Guadalquivir river, is one of the largest in Spain. Construction began in 1929 and it entered into use in 1946. The water it releases is principally used for irrigation, although since 1953 it has also been used for generating electricity. Before the dam was built this area was known as Tranco de Mojoque, a mountain pass that was greatly feared by local residents owing to its perilous nature.

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Río Aguamulas

Río Aguamulas


The Aguamulas is a small tributary of the Guadalquivir which passes through one of the park's most beautiful smaller valleys, flowing through numerous rapids and pools along the way. You can enjoy the sight and sound of the river as you make your way along a pleasant forest trail lined with pines, in the shade of which grows a dense Mediterranean vegetation of oaks, strawberry trees, mastic and terebinth. In the distance you can make out the imposing rock faces of Banderillas, whose peak rises to an altitude of almost 2000 metres.

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Río Guadalquivir

Río Guadalquivir


The first few kilometres of the Guadalquivir north of the Torre del Vinagre are particularly attractive, as the river has by this stage been swelled with the considerable waters of the Borosa and has not yet been contained within the large reservoir at Tranco. There are a number of places where you can get close to the river.

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Punto de Información Turística Valle del Guadalquivir

Punto de Información Turística Valle del Guadalquivir


Avda. del Campillo, 21 (Tienda Quercus) Arroyo Frío
23478La IruelaJaén (Spain)
Tel: 953 487 006

Aldea

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Centro de Interpretación Castillo de La Iruela

Centro de Interpretación Castillo de La Iruela


MUSEUMS AND VISITOR CENTRES
C/ Esperilla, s/n
23476La IruelaJaén (Spain)
Tel: 953 720 712

Población

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