National parks & nature reserves

Sierra de Castril Natural Park

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This natural park is located within the municipality of Castril. The highlight of the park is its topography, shaped by limestone composition of the soil, the large amount of rainfall together and the influence of the wind. For these reasons there are many natural caves and galleries, in particular the Cueva del Muerto and the Cueva de Don Fernando, the longest and deepest in the province joint with the Sala de la Colada.

In terms of vegetation, at the highest point of the park has many black pine trees and junipers, oak tress and maple trees. There are many species of animals native to Spain here, as wall as many different types of butterflies. The Mediterranean water shrew, a mammal-like mouse, generally very difficult to spot, also lives in this area. Vultures, falcons and Egyptian vultures can also be seen here, as well as the ibex.

Area: 12.265 hectares


Offices and information points

Natural Park Office
Delegación Provincial de la Consejería de Medio Ambiente (Local environmental agency)
c/ Joaquina Eguaras, 2
Tel: +34 958 026 000
Fax: +34 958 026 058

Visitor Centre
Road Pozo Alcón, Km 0,2
18816 – Castril (Granada)
Phone: +34 958 720 059

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