Pozo Alcón

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Pozo Alcón

Pozo Alcón is the link between the provinces of Granada and Jaén, between the Guadiana Menor river valley and the heart of the Nature Reserve, and between the highest peaks and forests and the source of the Guadalquivir river. Pozo Alcón is a regional point of reference as the place that centralises certain services, and therefore it is one of the most important towns in this sparsely populated territory.

The town’s origins can be traced back to 1648, when it gained independence from the town of Quesada. The Town Hall stands out in the town centre, as well as the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación and, next to it, La Taza, a traditional fountain where most of the town’s day-to-day life takes place.

Another point of reference in Pozo Alcón is the Guadalentín river, particularly the section dammed up in the La Bolera reservoir, where the river canyon is used for canyoning. The Guadalentín is one of the most interesting and little-known ways of entering the Nature Reserve on foot. It affords an opportunity to explore some of fascinating out-of-the-way spots in this protected area.

Pozo Alcón also boasts traditional sausages and a small but exquisite production of wine from the local vineyards. Goat’s cheese has also become consolidated as a distinguished product, not only in the Nature Reserve but also throughout the province of Jaén.

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