Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas de Córdoba
Zuheros. en el Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas de Córdoba
Centro de Visitantes del Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas “Santa Rita” y Centro de Interpretación del parque natural de las Sierras Subbéticas.
Ecotourism. ECST (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism) accreditation for certain natural areas.
European Geoparks Network
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.
- Type of area Nature reserve
- Area 32.056 hectares
Access and surroundings
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.
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.
Santa Rita visitor centre
Carretera A-339 Cabra-Priego kilómetro 11,2