The Sierra Subbética Cordoba is an ideal region for those who love hiking in nature. Landscapes and variety of routes offered this mountain range is the perfect combination between nature and sport. In fact, It was recognized in 2006 por la UNESCO as a Geopark. Then, We discuss the most beautiful and popular routes in the Subbética
Sierra route of the Horse (Almedinilla)
This trail singular born at the foot of the Sierra of the Albayate, next to the Historical Museum of Almedinilla. All the way runs along an ancient Roman road parallel to the river and tour Caicena 40 minutes take us to the spectacular waterfall of El Salto of the Horse and I agree with an old Roman road.
We are at the foot of the Tajo de Las Llanas, very interesting geological formation corresponding to a platform travertine: Sedimentary rock partially biological origin. We appreciate many small cavities, shelter lesser kestrels, Play Now, owls, pigeons ... as well as humans since prehistoric times in places like the Cave of the Barriguches, travertine rock which was already used by the Romans as a quarry. This road will take us through the ruins of various flour mills (century. XIX) moved by the force of the river, Mills tower or cube that was up to ten along the river.
This route takes approximately one half hour and has a circular path 5 kilometers around. The trail starts next to the bar "pool", The road descends gently in the shade of a pine forest with a beautiful view. We will soon find on the left with a small vertical drop, so it is necessary to pay special attention, This is known as the cave covacha the Peñaparda, talm and is known as the name of this route.
Then a corridor between rocks, from which we can contemplate the Renaissance bridge (S. XVI) and the understory of the River Genil, It will lead to the passage of the stream Gresante. We pass next to the ruins of the farmhouse and we will walk to the side of the river, of varied vegetation where nest some species of waterfowl. We reach the spectacular road bridge Malaga and the remains of an old waterwheel, We begin an upgrade of what was once the Arab castle, Gomez Arias, being in front of the medieval Torreón, known for the site of the Hacho. The trail runs between orchards and an old quarry. After some crossings reach a paved road connecting with the farmhouse of Molina, turn left and walk through it, between olive trees and pines, until you get back to the campsite Los Canos de Benamejí.
The route Tiñosa (Priego de Córdoba)
With a length of 16 kilometers (without climbing La Tiñosa), this route of the Camino Alto or old Rute next to the Avenue of Spain Priego de Córdoba. We continue this journey leaving left Quarries Chichaque and out to the road to Navasequilla.
Towards the foot of the Tiñosa (highest point of the Cordovan geography) I will continue along the road known as Mayorazgo-Peñuela, in which the end of the journey Cortijo Las Chozas Toledo, just below the Tiñosa.
For more experienced hikers who want to climb to the top, You can make up the north face, Rise known for 'The Ghost', although softer and rise on the west side. At the top of La Tiñosa we find a metal box where the mountaineer can record whizzing.
Route Buitreras (Luque-Carcabuey)
This trail begins in the village of Luque and after a few 18 kilometers reaches Carcabuey. Its difficulty is medium and has a variant that reaches the Source of the Hawthorn and the farmhouse of the Osa, to finally take us back to the main trail.
On the side of Luque is a variant of the path that leads to the Source of the Hawthorn, through the farmhouse of the Osa to return then to the main trail. After passing the Cortijo de La Nava, and before refitting the port crossed by the Sierra de la Lastra and the hill of Abuchite, It is passed through the poljé of Nava de Luque. The tour ends in the vicinity of Carcabuey.
Taking this route through the town of Carcabuey Scorching is a magnificent restaurant that has specialties in local dishes such as stew or Andalusian gazpacho style; and especially grilled meat own upbringing as is the Anoja beef and Iberian pork.
Hiking has become a very healthy sport and more and more deeply rooted among the population. In the city of Cuenca, specifically, through him enormous room, joined that holds the title as City Heritage if monumental wealth, It has become a location with plenty of choice.
Its historic center in the Serrania de Cuenca, the hanged houses, and Huécar rivers like the Júcar, and cobbled streets are exquisite ingredients for all hikers who want to escape from stress. Here are some of the most beautiful routes in the city of Cuenca.
Cuenca route of the Júcar Hoz and San Julian the Quiet Path
this route, with 8 km route, starts in the area called Recess of the pear. would place, a little later in the concourse area called Beach, by the river there is a larger parking. We crossed a bridge over the river Júcar, walking along its left bank. We see an information panel of the ways we can make. We began to climb an urban area, through the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows.
A little later, we have a crossroads. To our right up the Sendero Local SL CU 10 up to the old part of the city. In turn coincides with the GR 66 Long Distance Path. On the descent of the river to have built a staircase, which help a lot to bridge the gap. We are on a good path, we come a little on the edge of the river Júcar.
We arrived at the waterfall area of Grajas, where we see a kayaking school. We crossed a small bridge to the other side. At the other side we expect Cascades Grajas.
We walk a little way down the pedestrian walkway, until we find the turnoff to the Ermita de San Julian Tranquilo. We cross the road by a zebra crossing and began to climb the small ledge that separates us from it. Along the way we find two viewpoints beautiful. The first San Mesles and a little above that of San Julián.
We passed spectacular viewpoints. We see the bottom of the valley the place where we started this beautiful walk. Now it go down slowly until you reach the point where we start the route.
Sickles path of Cuenca
This local trail, with the SL-CU 11 and GR 66, It is part of the network of marked hiking paths around the historic town of Cuenca. This network of trails intertwines in various places. He SL-CU 10 runs next to the historic center of the city located on a limestone spur carved by rivers Júcar and Huécar. The tour takes place on streets, paths and roads.
The starting point is from the Puerta de Valencia by the Huécar Walk to the Teatro Auditorio de Cuenca. After we crossed the bridge and began the climb under the hanging houses. At the height of the bridge of San Pablo did a couple of forced detours: first to the left to visit the hanging houses and then to the right to see, after crossing the bridge over the river Huécar, the Parador.
After the relevant visits continue the journey along a path by the side of the Hoz de Huécar river which reach the neighborhood of the castle. From there we can make a stop at a lookout from which you get stunning views of the parador, the sickle of the river, the hanged houses.
The route continues towards the wall and, near the Arc de Bezudo, cross the street to begin to descend toward the river Júcar, before passing near the shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows. At the height of the chapel, If we look at the opposite mountain, we will see “the eyes of Mora”.
At the level of the river, in the recess Peral, podemos asomarnos al Júcar desde el puente por el que cruza el otro sendero local (11). Nosotros seguiremos por la orilla por un bonito paseo de madera instalado sobre la pared rocosa sobre las aguas del Júcar. Más adelante llegaremos a la junta de ríos, la confluencia del Huécar y el Júcar, que cruzaremos para remontar junto al Huécar por el parque y la calle Tintes hasta la Puerta de Valencia.
Un punto de encuentro interesante durante las rutas es Restaurante Finca Embid para bien coger fuerzas durante el desayuno e iniciar las diferentes rutas de senderismo que se encuentran en Cuenca y alrededores o bien al término de una de ellas con una comida para reponer fuerzas después de un largo recorrido por la ruta. Este restaurante es especialista en carne de crianza propia de ternera añoja y cerdo ibérico de cebo de campo y está situado dentro de un camping, atesorando un amplio salón y terraza para disfrutar en las estaciones de buen tiempo.
Almagro city always has several attractions known for their visit. The Corral de las Comedias, its history and exclusivity in Spain (unique in its kind worldwide, declared Monument 1955), junto a la Plaza Mayor de Almagro son dos de sus principales argumentos para hacer una detenida visita en la localidad manchega.
La Plaza Mayor de Almagro es para la localidad el punto de encuentro desde su edificación tanto por su puntos comerciales como históricos. Este conclave se constituye como el centro administrativo, comercial y social de la ciudad. Los edificios que la forman tienen en la actualidad uso doméstico y comercial. further, se encuentra ubicada en el centro del casco antiguo y se desconoce la configuración inicial de la plaza ya que el espacio fue profundamente remodelado en el siglo XVI y posteriormente, en el siglo XIX.
En un primer momento, los corredores superiores eran de carácter público, pero en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX se procedió a su privatización y acristalamiento. Se configura como un espacio público alargado y homogéneo, delimitado por soportales comerciales en planta baja y dos niveles de galerías acristaladas formadas por una estructura de pies derechos y zapatas de madera, con carpinterías de madera en color verde.
En planta es un espacio rectangular ligeramente irregular de ciento cinco metros de largo y treinta y siete de anchura, la estructura adintelada de los soportales se compone de ochenta y una columnas toscanas de piedra caliza.
Su tipología coincide con la típica de la plaza manchega en una segunda fase de evolución. Mientras que la primera fase sería la de plazas con galerías abiertas, balaustres y pies derechos de madera, la segunda fase será de galerías cerradas a modo de palcos acristalados y la tercera consistirá en el tabicado de las galerías con fábrica, pero manteniendo el entramado estructural de madera.
La parte oeste de la plaza se encuentran de edificios de propiedad privada que continúan el lado mayor sur de la plaza y se puede asimilar al tercer grado de evolución en la tipología de las plazas manchegas: galerías tabicadas con fábrica pero manteniendo el entramado estructural de madera, aquí oculto en ocasiones tras el revoco. Una vez terminado este tramo, los edificios pierden el soportal, tal y como puede observarse al fondo de la fotografía de la derecha.
Tiene una singularidad especial debido en parte a la proporción excesivamente alargada de su planta, y a la perfecta regularidad de las fachadas de sus lados mayores, sólo interrumpida por la Casa del Señorío de Molina.
Dentro de su uniformidad, la plaza cuenta con elementos singulares: edificios, accesos y zonas de transición son los más destacados. Como edificio singular, pero adaptado al resto del conjunto, se encuentra la Casa del Señorío de Molina, situada en el lado sur de la Plaza Mayor junto al Corral de Comedias, breaks the regular rhythm of arcades and glass galleries
Construcción y transformación
La plaza medieval sufrió una notable transformación a lo largo del siglo XVI, coincidiendo con la llegada a Almagro de los Fúcar, banqueros súbditos del emperador Carlos V.
Se levantaron nuevos edificios en la plaza y se debe a ellos la influencia de las galerías acristaladas, que ennoblecen y dan un aspecto singular a los dos lados mayores de esta Plaza Mayor de Almagro, denominación con la que tradicionalmente se le ha conocido, aunque en distintos momentos haya recibido otros nombre como de la Constitución, de la República, Real o de España, tras la última Guerra Civil.
In the decade of 1960 se comenzó su restauración que concluyó en 1967, tal como figura en una placa colocada en el edificio del Ayuntamiento. La obra, dirigida por el arquitecto Francisco Pons-Sorolla, devolvió al singular conjunto la nobleza y el esplendor del siglo XVI.
De planta rectangular irregular, uno de sus lados mayores se abre en la parte correspondiente al Palacio Maestral, y según planos antiguos tiene 125 varas de longitud por 44 de anchura, that is to say, 104,5 by 37 meters, aproximadamente.
La Plaza Mayor de Almagro ha sido testigo de múltiples espectáculos de procedencia nacional e internacional: ha visto en su cielo estrellado las acrobacias aéreas del Quijote y ha vibrado su empedrado suelo con la palabra eterna de los autores clásicos, con música en vivo, teatro, danza, caballos o magos. Universos artísticos que han impregnado de luz barroca este singular espacio abierto, equilibrado, noble y elegante: el corazón de Almagro.
Durante la visita a Almagro, se encuentra la magnífica posibilidad de visitar para comer en el restaurante Abrasador Almagro, donde son especialistas en carne a la brasa de crianza propia tanto de ternera añoja y cerdo ibérico de cebo de campo. further, se pueden disfrutar de otras especialidades de la casa como los “deseos carnosos” o los “Duels and losses”.
Valderredible Valley is crossed by the Ebro River, that crosses over 30 kilometers from entering encañonado by Barcena Ebro and widens forming meanders in the central vega, until he leaves in the vicinity of Villaescusa de Ebro being fitted in the Gorges of Ebro. The richness of the valley suggests that human settlements in this area concentrated primitive era.
That is why this valley can be enjoyed in many ways, because you can go by many different hiking routes and each of them treasures its scenic beauty under a common denominator: nature. Then, We describe some of the highlights for hikers.
Known for its famous waterfall, Tobazo route begins at the last town of Cantabria, Villascusa. In a first journey of about 12 minutes following the GR99 along the Ebro arrived at the foothills of the idyllic area known as ” the Tobazo”. The setting is spectacular, limestone outcrops, Waterfalls, steep climb where we get to rock together.
The spring is fed by a karst modeling leading to the waterfall that is formed limestone tufa that gives the place its name. Toba is a rock formed by the precipitation of limestone coming dissolved in water rising from the upwelling. This porous stone has been widely used for construction in the area. It is a porous rock and very manageable.
The assembly eremetical found above, caused by the hand of man and natural formations, It leads us to imagine the extent that they could have this set of hermits who settled in this place back in the fourth century.
Considered one of the easiest routes of all, since most of his career is in plain, and also one of the most historic so involved in this route Mardancho, which is Panero is next to the two rivers that join the Ebro in Valderredible. Note that this path is circular and ends at the starting point.
In this first installment we left the crag moorland of Lora. In just 30 minutes you can see the silhouette of the Gothic Church of Susilla., known as Cathedral Valderredible. Its size and print dominate the village. It is the sixteenth century, although it is very reformed. At this point the road the trail official notes that follow Susilla way but still keeps a secret in the bottom of the village. Following a path we will find a gem of rock:” The cave complex of Santa Maria de Peñota.
Noting some stately houses Susilla lined road to the shrine of Our Lady of Mt.. this stretch, in slight rise, It is still a very simple route, It takes us through an environment where oaks are taking center stage. In just 20 minutes we reach a crossroads where we signaled the ascent to the chapel.
After a climb we reach a chapel of the sixteenth century, renovated in the years 60, which you are in a privileged place. We stayed a while watching the excellent view we have, the parrot. Then we headed to the last stretch that leads to the Romanesque church of Villanueva. The twelfth century, only preserves the apse of the time. Sus canecillos, capitals and windows stand out. They say they're made by the same hands as those of the Collegiate Church of Cervatos. His visit is a must and is one of the jewels of the Romanesque of the area.
At the end of any of these routes, You can enjoy a rest stop along the way and have a drink or eat in restaurant Scorching Cantabria, specializing in grilled meat Anoja own rearing veal and Iberian pork bait field, a cozy place, where you can enjoy all of nature offered by the Ebro.
For Alcalá de Henares, Miguel de Cervantes has been very important during past and present. In 1547 He was born in a house number two street from image, Miguel de Cervantes. Despite that four years, the writer He left the city, the relationship with it has always been strong and deep. Thanks to the ingenious research chronicler M. Vicente Sanchez Moltó It showed that the birth of Cervantes in Alcalá was no coincidence and it is why we say Alcala de Henares is talking about culture.
So much so that the house where the writer lived has become a museum in his honor and long career that has led to enormous prestige city cultural. Casa Natal Museum is a building that reconstructs the building where, According to studies by historian Luis Marin Astrana,born writer Miguel de Cervantes. It is situated on the High Street, next to the Hospital de Antezana. The present building was built in 1956, evoking the canons of the house Traditional Castilian-toledana.
A city 2.000 years of history, whose origin is in the old Complutum Roman. Walking the streets that gave birth to Miguel de Cervantes, the author the immortal “Don Quijote of La Mancha”, also you discover a spectacular monuments.
But Miguel de Cervantes is, the author of “Don Quijote of La Mancha”, a of the most important works of world literature, who has larger footprint left in Alcala de Henares. You will feel his presence in almost every corner of the city. His memory and his legacy continue today very much alive, not only at home native, now a museum, but also in the cultural agenda location, and other landmarks such as the Teatro Cervantes, where I know is the oldest comedies corral Europe.
A fun way, original and different approach to Alcalá is by Cervantes Train. It works in spring and autumn, part of the station Atocha and, during the journey, a group of actors dressed in period represents fragments of some works of Miguel de Cervantes. The flight attendants on the trip distributed sweets in Alcalá de Henares. After visiting the city with a group of professional guides, It begins the way back to Madrid in same train, where a book of Don Quixote is drawn.
Michael Alcalá de Cervantes mentions in several of his works ("The illustrious mop", "The Colloquium of the dogs"), but especially in "La Galatea", that elapses in the environment of the river Henares. And reminisces a little-known legend complutense Chapter XXIX of the first part of Don Quixote. Such is the depth of the writer with the city which it has a statue in his honor to remember that it was born the greatest writer in the Spanish language all the time and more international ambassador and author of the second book most widely read literary worldwide.
Alcala de Henares is also a superb restaurant, Scorching Casa Benito, specializing in grilled meats own parenting Anoja both beef and Iberian pork bait field, highlighting its lamb. further, also it features homemade dishes, whether porridge, calluses, White beans, cooked or famous omelette. Dishes that will make you enjoy the best of the local cuisine. In this sense, Ricardo and Marivi brothers offer their good work for more than 40 years. Its friendly service and large room and terrace Restaurant, plus the area tapa, They are a great choice for celebrations, business meals or to enjoy a good grilled meat in Alcala de Henares. Especially, Anoja tenderloin grilled or barbecued beef own upbringing are some of the most popular dishes for diners Madrid.
The birth of the brigands in the Malaga town of Ronda in the SXVIII century emerges from the defense of the city against the troops of Napoleon Bonaparte. In fact, near 1400 rondeños joined the troops of Seville and Granada in their fight against the French who were defeated at the Battle of Bailen making Joseph Bonaparte and Napoleon leave Madrid take command of his troops.
After the War of Independence, it is said that there were guerrillas who raided the roads and lived wandering through the woods taking advantage of the innocent and unwary. They became so popular that its image, with its distinctive garb and trebuchets, He was forever linked and Ronda. Sustained war with the French resulted in the destruction of buildings as the Alcázar, the mills, mills and crops, bringing people to a precarious situation hence the grouping saw people and smugglers en route to Gibraltar until the early twentieth century.
The bandolero in the mountains also took on other tasks, It was very united in most cases smuggling en route to Gibraltar and the fans of bullfighting, example we have José María Tempranillo, Juan Caballero, the famous Vivillo, and Jose Ulloa Navarro as "Tragabuches", one of the components of the seven children of Écija who fought against the French troops plus bandit, smuggler and matador, He sang and they say not all bad.
Current Diego 'El Bandido Generoso'
It was the first example of bandolero helping the needy. A kind of Robin Hood born in Utrera and linked to the Andalusian day laborers.
José Ulloa Navarro 'The Tragabuches’
It was one of the most famous members of 'The Seven Children of Ecija', one of the gangs of bandits best known of the nineteenth century Andalucía. His profession was torero, but he left the arena after killing his wife and her lover. After the event, He enlisted in the organized band. Once dissolved the group, his trail was lost. Today you can find references to his life and to other people of the time in the Museo del Bandolero Ronda
José María Hinojosa, highwayman known as El Tempranillo
He lived an intense but short-lived, leaving a lengthy tour of Andalusian towns, where legends and true facts are mixed. Among these municipalities is Alameda, the town where he was treacherously murdered at the hands of another bandit, "The Barberillo", I had always shown a certain envy for him and where their mortal remains. In his later years, He went from being an outlaw to be under the command of Fernando VII to pursue other brigands. In addition to what is now his grave, in the courtyard of the Church of the Immaculate, you can visit the rural hotel that bears his name, where you can find some documents related to his life. Already in Cordovan lands you can be visited in connection with this and other malefactors of the time the Museum of Banditry, lucentina located in the hamlet of Jauja, where Tempranillo born.
Museo del bandolero
In the Serrania de Ronda they lived most of brigands, but many came from different parts of the Andalusian and national geography. Bandolero Museum is an attraction in the capital of the Tajo. Entertaining way explains the history of banditry in Spain, especially, In Andalucia. It shows a romantic journey from the beginnings of banditry social problem that led.
The museum is structured around five rooms. All make a journey to meet the bandits through original images, historical documents, as baptismal, death certificates, edicts, bonds or seals. objects of the time such as coins also preserved, trabucos, knives or guns. A character, the highwayman, to know a whole period of our history.
Meanwhile history of banditry and visit to the Museo del Bandolero, Scorching interesting visit La Carreta also located in the town of Ronda, specializing in grilled meat Anoja own rearing veal and Iberian pork bait field, as well as local cuisine of the area as rondeñas crumbs or oxtail.
Murcia has always been considered a historic city known for both its monuments, between most notably the Cathedral, as the illustrious and historical characters born and lived throughout their history in the city. poets, military, condes, reyes, nobles; many of these separated by the weather, but always with the root of Murcia as a common denominator. highlight some of the most important for the city.
The main contribution of this cradle of many characters has come from the world of art, specific painting, literature and sculpture, among which include Pedro Flores, Luis Garay the Costa Almela. However, national policy has also had among its ranks men murciano important source, as Saavedra Fajardo, Count of Floridablanca.
Count of Floridablanca
Jose Monino Redondo, best known as the Count of Floridablanca, He born in Murcia in 1728 and he studied at the Seminary of San Fulgencio and so alone 20 years he earned a law degree and license to practice in the Tips and Courts of the Court. In 1766 He was appointed Fiscal Council Castile. The Council of Castile represented in the eighteenth century virtually all the power of the kingdom: was legislative body, political and administrative council and high court civil and criminal justice.
Shortly after, in 1772, Grimaldi, then prime minister of Carlos III, He proposed this as Ambassador Rome and that is why King, as a compensatory act, requested name his farm Floridablanca. Five years later, He served as Prime Minister of the King, where was 10 years and it was pleasantly held in his hometown, Murcia.
Antonio Gálvez Arce, better known as Antonete Gálvez, He was born in the hamlet of Murcia Torreagüera 29 June 1819, within a family of farmers. He spent his childhood in the garden, working Earth to help his family, while he is learning to read and write at night. This part in consipraciones Progressive Party, and in 1854 Murcia entered leading a group of men recruited in the garden, achieving and the triumph of the revolution in this city.
However, two years a royal regiment restored the previous status quo and forced to train their weapons to the National Military, authenticates strike force of progressive since its inception. Gálvez, without embargo, he persevered and 1868 It dedició support the progressive pronuciamiento General Prim, which it was made shortly after control of Cartagena and Antoñete control of Murcia, thus giving the triumph of the insurrection in the province. One year later, Antonete starring the iconic Republican uprising in the Sierra de Miravete, having exiled to Oran(Algeria) After his failure, to return in 1870 thanks to an amnesty.
Abd al-Rahman II (Abderramán II)
Independiente was the fourth Umayyad Emir of Al-Andalus and founded the city Murcia along the river Segura. gracious monarch and lover culture and peace, He managed to give Al-Andalus one of its greatest periods prosperity and tranquility, strengthening the rule, collecting taxes, promoting culture and making numerous public works, as the expansion of the Mosque of Cordoba.
Despite this atmosphere of peace, the reign Abd al-Rahman II was not without some social conflicts, especially starring Christian martyrs, They are protesting the policy pro-Arab emir.
Considered the best diplomat history, Diego Saavedra Fajardo, and one of the historical figures most important murcianos of the Modern Age. Diplomat and writer, fundamentally political, represented the Spanish court in Europe during the XVII century. In fact, Saavedra participated in the complicated negotiations ending the Thirty Years' War. In the world of literature was Contemporary authors called Spanish Golden Age.
This painter was born in Murcia (Nonduermas) the 17 September 1893 and he was known for portraying landscapes Murcia, and customs popular and still lifes. His painting is distinguished from its referent Solana and closer to their environment, society in which he lives, through everyday scenes and the people who finds his way.
From his childhood he had a great interest in painting and 12 years she is working as an apprentice in a shop Grocery Juan Antonio Garrigós, where he met Pedro Flores and this He began working in a lithographic workshop, learning photographic techniques retouching. In 1930 he received a scholarship by Pedro Flores and Ramon Gaya and exhibited in Paris, in the gallery Quatre Chemins and in the Salon des Independants, However he returned to his city native, because he missed his homeland and decided to never leave more. In fact, when the School of Arts was inaugurated and Crafts of Murcia was appointed Professor of Artistic Drawing until Civil War broke out and could not exercise this role during the war. In 1943 Villacís he was awarded the prize for his work "The Artist's Family" and in 1956 He died of respiratory problems at his home in the street Glory.
Between visiting historical monuments and knowledge about the lives of these historical figures, We propose the visit to Scorching Canovas, specializing in grilled meats Anoja own breeding beef and Iberian pork bait restaurant field. further, also it offers local cuisine such as salad murciana, paparajotes or different rice dishes typical of the city.