Worth seeing besides Jaén, the capital of the
province with its Renaissance cathedral, are Baeza and
Úbeda, also towns with many Renaissance and
Gothic. Close to these there is the Sierra de Cazorla,
Segura und Las Villas, the largest Natural Park of the
Iberian peninsula, where the Guadalquivir and the Segura
rivers source. The most important village of the natural
park is Cazorla, but also are worth visiting La
Iruela, Hornos and Segura de la Sierra.
From the province capital Jaén to Baeza, Úbeda and
Cazorla and finally reaching the Natural Park of Sierra de
Cazorla, Segura y las Villas.
From 2 to 3 days. The natural park can be traversed within
approx.200 kilometers / 130 miles, therefrom half of
it inside the park. There are several possible excursions.
Spring and early Summer (April to June) and Autumn
(September to November). During July and August the
climate is bearable in the higher mountain ranges.
Landscape an protected
This route combines several types of landscapes. Around
the city of Jaén we find large olive groves. The village
of Baza is situated in the Guadalquivir valley and in the
Natural Park of Sierra de Cazorla we find green forests
with many kinds of pines, oaks and wild olive trees. The sierra reaches an altitude of more than 2000 meters /
6,500 feet, source of the Guadalquivir and the Segura
river. In its middle there is the water reservoir Tranco
de Beas with a small island and the wild animal park of
Parque Natural de las
Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas
The biggest natural park of
Spain (214.336 hectares). There are 23 villages in this territory (information centre in Burunchel/La
Iruela) and a surprising quantity of species of animals
and plants can be found there. Unique
are the Cazorla-Violet, the carnivorous plant
"Grassilla de Andalucía" or the small Valverde
Arquitecto Bergés, 1
de la Sierra
| Avenida Cristo Rey 2
hotels and hostels in Jáen, Baeza and Úbeda, and in
the natural park mainly in Cazorla and Segura de la Sierra.
Also many campsites on the main road inside the park.
Sierra de Cazorla
Saint Feasts / Ferias
each town celebrates its own patron saint, a procession
and/or its "feria" (fair).
Yedra (Sept. 7)
Isicio (May 14)
del Arroz (May)
de Guadelupe (May)
Feria de San Lucas (October)
Week; Corpus Christi
The capital of the province. Worth seeing are the Arab
Baths and the Renaissance Cathedral.
28; 16,215 inhabitants) and
33; 35,177 inhabitants)
They are, apart from the capital, the most important
populations of the province. Many
Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
Cazorla (Miles 60; 7,812 inhabitants)
regional centre, situated between the castles La Yedra
and Cinco Esquinas Ruins of the Santa María
church and a fountain Fuente de las Cadenas. Town
hall and the church of San Francisco from the 17th
La Iruela (Miles 62; 2,045 inhabitants)
on the highest point of the village (views!!) there are
remains of an important castle. In the center of the
village there is the Renaissance church Santa Domingo
Vadillo Castril (Miles 72; aprox. 75 Inhabitants)
crossing of several highways. Excursion to the Parador Hotel
(5 Miles), to the spring of the Guadalquivir river
(approx. 13 Miles) or to the animal park Nava de San Pedro
Torre de Vinagre (Miles 83; visitor’s and information
on the main road of the natural park. Nearby there is a fishfarm
Collado del Almendral (Miles 92)
animal park close to Bujaraiza, located on the southern
edge of the water reservoir Tranco de Beas. Animal
watching is possible.
beautiful set on the highest point of the water reservoir Tranco
de Beas in the middle of the Sierra de Segura
Hornos (Miles 109; 658 inhabitants)
picturesque village with the ruins of a Moorish castle.
Good views of the water reservoir and over the
Guadalquivir valley. Excursion to Santiago-Pontones
(approx. 18 Miles) with the cueva del nacimiento
Segura de la Sierra (Miles 123;
one of the most beautiful villages of the Sierra. Good
views from the Mudéjar style castle to the
Sierra de Segura and the Sierra Morena.
Note: the population dates
are from 2014
are several ways of leaving the natural park.
In the north: La Puerta de Segura or Siles
In the west: Beas de Segura or Villanueva del Arzobispo
In the east: Santiago-Pontones