Siles

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Siles

In Siles you are close to two Nature Reserves. It is a good starting point to explore the north end of the Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Nature Reserve. However, it is also very close to the legendary source of the Mundo river (whose name in Spanish, Nacimiento del Mundo, means ‘the birth of the world’) and its impressive waterfall, in the nearby Los Calares del Río Mundo y de la Sima Nature Reserve. Siles, population 2000, is located at a strategic convergence of the mountains, olive groves and small fertile plains in a very diversified landscape. It is also the main entrance to the Nature Reserve, for those who approach it from the east.


The main landmark in the town is El Cubo, a cylindrical tower that was once part of what is thought to have been a Moorish castle. The narrow streets and whitewashed houses spread out all around the castle, making up the old quarter where the medieval Malena tower and arch stand out. The El Sequero Visitor Centre is an obligatory stop if you are interested in learning more about the old mountain trades. We recommend a walk to the small, enchanting shrine of San Roque, on the outskirts of the town.



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