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Parque Natural de la Sierra de Hornachuelos



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Parque Natural de la Sierra de Hornachuelos

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Description

The Reserve of the big birds of prey

The reserve combines elements of great interest owing to their animal and plant resources.

It is situated in the centre-west area of Cordoba province and is sheltered by Sierra Morena. Its structure is made up of slate and quartzite. Two types of vegetation exist in the Reserve, one which corresponds to Mediterranean forest (mainly holm oaks and cork trees) and the other is situated on the banks of the watercourses (mostly willows, ash trees, poplars and alders). The rivers Bembezar, Guadiato and Ciudadeja cross the Reserve, creating reservoirs along the way.One of the leading colonies of griffon vultures in Andalusia can be found in Sierra de Hornachuelos, and one of the last colonies of black vultures in Sierra Morena.

Municipalities

Cordoba (Andalusia)

Córdoba, Almodóvar del Río, Hornachuelos


Type of area
Nature reserve

Area
67202 hectares

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

The areas surrounding the Reserve boast first class cultural, artistic and heritage elements, namely Almodóvar del Río or Córdoba.

Environmental information

The structure of the Reserve is made up of a series of massifs that alternate gullies with high plains.Its vegetation is very rich and varied, based on cork oaks and gall-oaks, together with mastic trees, strawberry trees, kermes oaks, rock roses and flueggea tinctorea. Near the watercourses As for fauna, the big birds of prey for example the griffon vulture, black vulture, golden eagle, Egyptian vulture, imperial eagle and Bonelli's eagle.

Information for visits

Visits must be arranged through the Visitor Centre, located on the road that links Hornachuelos to San Calixto.


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