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The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

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Geography of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is located in the north eastern corners of the provinces of both Cadiz and Malaga. Unsurprisingly, its fame as the wettest place in Spain is reflected in the fact that several of its borders marked by important rivers and water features:

On the northern side of the Natural Park is the river Charcones, leading to the spectacularly blue Zahara reservoir overlooked by the mountains at the base of the Puerto de las Palomas, a road famed for its inclusion on cycling races. To the east is another natural border, that of the river Guadiaro that enters the sea near to the famed golf course of Valderrama. On the southern boundary are gorges created by water erosion, and encompassing another reservoir, that of Los Hurones. Finally, to the west, is the river Tavizna, feeding into the Los Hurones reservoir.

The wild and rocky character and deep valleys contrast with the exuberant vegetation to offer a particularly attractive picture of Sierra de Grazalema, an area strategically interesting for its excellent communication with Jerez de la Frontera, Seville, and Ronda and the Costa del Sol.  

 

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