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The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

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The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park: Quick facts

  • The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park covers 51,695 hectares.
  • Height above sea level:between 250 and 1,654 metres.
  • It has been named a U.N.E.S.C.O. Reserve of the Biosphere.
  • The village of Grazalema is the wettest place in Spain, capable of receiving 2,000 litres of rainfall in one year.
  • The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is home to a unique species of pine tree (Spanish Fir) dating from the Quaternary Period.
  • The Natural Park is home to the famous “Route of the White Villages”.
  • The cave system known as “Hundidero – Cueva del Gato” is inhabited by the largest colony of bats in Spain: some 100,000 furry creatures!
  • It has also been name an Ornithological Special Protection Area.

 

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