The Natural Park of the Sierra Subbética

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The Natural Park of the Sierra Subbética: Quick facts

  • The Natural Park of the Sierra Subbética is situated in the south east of the province of Cordoba, on the southern banks of the Guadalquivir River.
  • It covers 32,056 hectares.
  • It is a member of the European Geoparks Association due to its many rare or unique geological features.
  • The highest peak in the province of Cordoba, La Tiñosa, measures 1,570 metres.
  • Height above sea level: 500 – 1,570 metres.
  • The Cueva (cave) de los Murciélagos (bats) in Zuheros contains wall paintings and human remains dating back to the Neotholic period, and is classed as a Natural Monument. It is over 2 kilometres long, although visits are limited to 450 metres and 700 steps.
  • The Visitor Centre Santa Rita, located in Cabra, contains some 1,200 examples of the geology, flora and fauna of the region.


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