Our travel guide to Zahara de la Sierra

Zahara de la Sierra, located in the Sierra de Cádiz, is a white town with a spectacular urban appearance. Its location and surroundings make it a unique village. The Zahara-El Gastor Reservoir is at its feet, where different active tourism activities can be practised. You can even take a dip in an artificial beach! Thanks to this Travel Guide to Zahara de la Sierra you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The Sierra del Jaral welcomes this mountain village on its skirts. Nestled inside the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, it was declared a Historic Site. The foundation of the current Zahara is due to the Muslim era. From those times the Tower Keep and the remains of the medieval town with sections of walls are preserved.

Its location along the hillside gives the village a peculiar urban physiognomy. The different levels force the streets to stagger. In its charming urban area, the Church of Santa María de la Mesa, the Chapel of San Juan de Letrán, the Clock Tower and the Puente de los Palominos stand out.

In addition, the Zahara-El Gastor Reservoir offers wonderful views. Not only that, but you will also have multiple options for practising sports activities. In the Arroyomolinos recreational area, visitors can take a dip in their artificial beach in the Sierra de Cádiz.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Zahara de la Sierra

Zahara de la Sierra, located in the Sierra de Cádiz, is a white town with a spectacular urban appearance. Its location and surroundings make it a unique village. The Zahara-El Gastor Reservoir is at its feet, where different active tourism activities can be practised. You can even take a dip in an artificial beach! Thanks to this Travel Guide to Zahara de la Sierra you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The Sierra del Jaral welcomes this mountain village on its skirts. Nestled inside the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, it was declared a Historic Site. The foundation of the current Zahara is due to the Muslim era. From those times the Tower Keep and the remains of the medieval town with sections of walls are preserved.

Its location along the hillside gives the village a peculiar urban physiognomy. The different levels force the streets to stagger. In its charming urban area, the Church of Santa María de la Mesa, the Chapel of San Juan de Letrán, the Clock Tower and the Puente de los Palominos stand out.

Likewise, the Corpus Christi feast was declared of National Tourist Interest. During this festivity you not only enjoy its careful ornamentation. You can also taste its local cuisine, with dishes such as quemones de cebolla, sopas hervías and borrachos azucarados.

In addition, the Zahara-El Gastor Reservoir offers wonderful views. Not only that, but you will also have multiple options for practising sports activities. In the Arroyomolinos recreational area, visitors can take a dip in their artificial beach in the Sierra de Cádiz.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Discovery Adventure Sports

Discovery Adventure Sports offers various services, which are carried out by qualified staff. What does DISCOVERY offer? Active tourism and adventure sports. Multi adventure, climbing, cable slides,...
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Sierra de Grazalema

Sierra de Grazalema

The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, which has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is one of the places with the greatest ecological value in Andalusia. This natural park, which records the...
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Sierra de Grazalema


- Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Calle Empedrada, Grazalema, España
The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, which has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is one of the places with the greatest ecological value in Andalusia. This natural park, which records the highest rainfall rates in Spain, presents an indigenous fauna and flora of incalculable wealth. Its caves and gorges will delight lovers of...
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Route of the White Villages

Route of the White Villages

The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra de Cadiz. Whitewashed façades, a fascinating history with a past marked by the Moorish...
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Route of the White Villages


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Spanish Fir Forest

Spanish Fir Forest

Zahara de la Sierra (province of Cadiz) is the only town that has a Spanish fir forest (bosque de pinsapos) within its city centre. This noteworthy tree and unique of its kind is a relic of the...
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Spanish Fir Forest


- Zahara de la Sierra, España
Zahara de la Sierra (province of Cadiz) is the only town that has a Spanish fir forest (bosque de pinsapos) within its city centre. This noteworthy tree and unique of its kind is a relic of the Quaternary. This small gardened area has other native trees of the area such as the gall oak, the...
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Church of Santa Maria de la Mesa

Church of Santa Maria de la Mesa

The Church of Santa Maria de la Mesa is a beautiful 17th century temple. It was built on an old hermitage in Zahara de la Sierra (province of Cádiz). Outside, the main facade and its baroque pink...
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Church of Santa Maria de la Mesa


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Nasrid Village — Main Church of Zahara

Nasrid Village — Main Church of Zahara

The Nasrid Village (“Poblado Nazarí”) of Zahara de la Sierra (province of Cádiz) is a site that stretches over the top of the rock where the village sits. We can find the old...
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Nasrid Village — Main Church of Zahara


- Zahara de la Sierra, España
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Torre del Homenaje

Torre del Homenaje

The Torre del Homenaje (“Keep Tower”) is a monument that has arrived in good condition to our days from the old Nasrid town of Zahara de la Sierra. It has an almost square plant and it...
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- Torre del Homenaje, Calle Nueva, Zahara de la Sierra, España
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Torre del Reloj

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Torre del Reloj (“Clock Tower”) is one of the oldest monuments in Zahara de la Sierra (Andalusia). This old bell tower marked the rhythm of life of the people indicating the duration of...
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Torre del Reloj


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