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Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas de Córdoba




Contact details

Cabra, Carcabuey, Doña Mencia, Iznajar, Luque, Priego de Córdoba, Rute, Zuheros, , Cordoba  (Andalusia)
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/servtc5/ventana/mostrarFicha.do?idEspacio=7414
Tel.:+34 957506986

Location

Autonomous region:
Andalusia

Province/Island:
Cordoba

Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas de Córdoba

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Description

Between Genil and Guadajoz

Several, parallel mountain ranges between the flowing rivers of Genil and Guadajoz make up this karst morphology Park.

The dominant vegetation in the park is Mediterranean and provides an excellent offering of species of birds of prey.Here you can find the golden eagle, Bonelli's eagle, the griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, chough, peregrine falcon, sparrowhawk and goshawk.Other birds that can been seen in the park are the white stork and the hoopoe.The most abundant of the reptiles is the long-tailed lizard. The most representative of the mammals is the mountain goat and the vole of Cabrera. Two vegetation types dominate the Park.On the one hand, the vegetation is Mediterranean, the holm oak, strawberry tee, kermes oak, and the wild olive tree.On the other,, the vegetation is typical of riversides such as poplar, willow, and alder trees.

Municipalities

Cordoba (Andalusia)

Zuheros


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Type of area
Nature reserve

Area
32.056 hectares

Map

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

The park extends across an area where there are towns of cultural and monumental heritage.As is the case of Cabra, Priego de Córdoba, Iznájar, Luque and Zuheros.

Environmental information

This Nature Reserve is located in the northern part of the Betic Mountains, with great elevations and narrow valleys. Limestone mountain ranges of great natural beauty.This group of mountains lie parallel in the intermediate area between the rivers Genil and Guadajoz.This limestone landscape has some interesting sites, such as Cabra abyss, the fountain of the river Cabra, the limestone relief of Lanchales, the bat cave, and the sinkholes of Hoyones.

Information for visits

Check with the visitor centres.

Visitor centres

Santa Rita visitor centre

Location

Carretera A-339 Cabra-Priego kilómetro 11,2
Cabra (Cordoba)

Contact details

+34 957506986


Laguna de Zóñar Visitor Centre

Location

Carretera A-309 Aguilar-Puente Genil, Kilómetro 77,68
Puente Genil (Cordoba)

Contact details

[+34 957335252]