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Alcornocales - Things to see

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Alcornocales Natural Park - Things to see

Castellar de la Frontera Castle is a 10th century Moorish fortress, built on a rocky outcrop over the remains of a Roman settlement. Also in Castellar de la Frontera is a Moorish watchtower, Torre de la Almoraima

El Picacho picnic area is named after the nearby 882m El Picacho peak. It is the starting point for several walks and is northeast of Alcalá de los Gazules on the A375. East of this in the heart of the park is La Sauceda picnic area, where the Sendero La Saucenda footpath begins.

There are superb views from the following miradores (viewpoints): Mirador Mojón de la Víbora on the A373 south of Ubrique; Mirador Puerto de las Palomas on the CA0567 north of Alcalá de los Gazules; Mirador Puerto de las Asomadillas, just north of Jimena de la Frontera on the C3331; Mirador Puerto de Ojén on the C221 east of Facinas; and Mirador Cabecera del Río de la Miel north of El Bujeo on the N340.

Cuevas del Tajo de las Figueras are a series of caves southeast of Benalup village, off the CA212 at Km 17, where there is a track leading to the Cuevas. Discovered in 1913, the Tajo de las Figueras features Neolithic cave paintings and tombs.