Cazorla – Monasterio de Montesino Circular

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We begin in the high eastern part of Cazorla, from where we make a steep ascent to reach the lane (later becoming a camino) which skirts the western edge of the Sierra de Cazorla. The views are breathtaking and we will have many opportunities to glimpse griffon vultures and maybe even an eagle! After more than six kilometres along this camino we shall descend through pine forests to reach the fascinating old monastery of Montesion. Antonio, the charming resident caretaker brother, will be pleased to show you this amazing place for a small donation to the upkeep fund box. He does not speak English. From here we continue our descent beneath the so-called Castle of Five Corners, eventually to reach Cazorla's castle (known as Yedra). This has been restored and is an interesting museum of local life through the ages. The hike ends in the Plaza Santa Maria from where, with the aid of a town plan, you can rediscover your car!

Spain - Southern Spain - Jaen - Sierra de Cazorla

Features

Ancient Monument, Castle, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland
11/09/2016 - Richard Latimer

Great walk with fabulous views. One suggestion would be to continue on the Camino for a distance instead of turning right at waypoint 9. This takes you to the El Chorro viewing point where there are spectacular views and lots of Vultures. Then turn back the way you came and pick up the route at waypoint 9. This adds on about 2 miles to the route.