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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Eighteen percent of Andalucia is protected land, the main classifications of which are National and Nature Parks. Fifty percent of Andalucia is mountainous and one third is above an altitude of 600 metres, including some extensive plateaus, and 46 peaks reach more than 1,00 metres. The Sierra Nevada mountain range (5) has two peaks, Mulhacen and Valeta, which are higher than 3,400 metres.

The Guadalquivir River, one of the longest in Spain, runs between two mountainous areas, the Sierra Morena mountains (which contain the Natural Parks 15, 16 and 17) to the north and the Betica ranges to the south. The river, whose source is in the Sierra de Cazorla Natural Park(10) in Jean Province in the east and estuary in the western marshlands on the Atlantic coast of the Donana National Park (18), has created a fertile valley running through Andalucia´s territory.

National Parks of Andalucia
The National Parks of Andalucia


Andalucia is situated at the meeting point where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, at the Staights of Gibraltar, and Europe gives way to Africa. The proximity between the two continents encourages migrating birds to collect together in vast flocks whilst waiting for good weather conditions to assist their outward and inward journeys.

The diversity of the topography and terrain allows many species of wildlife, some endangered, to exist and flourish in the protected terrestrial and marine reserves.

The map above shows the positon of the parks and below you can click on each for more information.

National Parks of Andalucia

Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park

Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama

Forming a mountainous border between the provinces of Malaga and Granada the Sierras of...
Sierra Subbeticas Natural Park

Sierra Subbetica

The Sierra Subbetica Natural Park (official website and maps) is located in the southeast of...
Sierra Norte Natural Park

Sierra Norte de Sevilla

The Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park (official website and maps) in Seville Province is...
Sierra Nevada Natural Park

Sierra Nevada Park

The Sierra Nevada National Park(official website and maps) is the second highest massif in western...
Sierra-María Los Vélez Natural Park

Sierra de Maria los Velez

The Natural Park of Sierra de Maria Los Velez (official website and maps) is part...
Sierra Magina Natural Park

Sierra Magina

The Sierra Magina (official website and maps) is part of the Cordillera Subbetica limestone mountain...
Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park

Sierra de las Nieves

Area 24 is the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park The Sierra de Las...
Sierra de Huétor Natural Park

Sierra de Huetor

The Sierra de Huetor Natural Park (official website and maps) is situated just north east...
Sierra de Hornachuelos Nature Park

Sierra de Hornachuelos

The Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park (official website and maps) covers the eastern end...
Sierra de Castril

Sierra de Castril

The Natural Park of Sierra de Castril (official website and maps), part of the...
Grazalema Natural Park

Sierra de Grazalema

The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park (official website and maps) is located in the northeast...
Sierra de Cardena Montoro

Sierra de Cardena y Montoro

The highest point of the Sierra de Cardena y Montoro Natural Park (official website and...
Sierra de Baza

Sierra de Baza

The Sierra de Baza Natural Park (official website and maps) is part of the Cordillera...
Sierra de Andújar

Sierra de Andujar

The Sierra de Andujar (official website and maps) in Jaen Province lies in the...
Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

Sierra Cazorla, Segura y Villas

The Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and las Villas Natural Park (official website and maps), covering...
Montes de Malaga

Montes de Malaga

Located to the north of Malaga city, just 5 kilometres away, is the Parque Natural...
Los Alcornocales Nature Park

Los Alcornocales

Los Alcornocales Natural Park (official website and maps) is made up from low mountain ranges...
El Estrecho Natural Park

El Estrecho

El Estrecho Natural Park (official website and maps) is located at the southern most tip...
Doñana Nature Area

Donana National Park

The Donana National Park (official website and maps) is a wetland / coastal reserve at...
NATURE PARK DESPEÑAPERROS

Despenaperros

The Despenaperros National Park (official website and map), is a natural mountain pass connecting Andalucia...
Cabo de Gata Natural Park

Cabo de Gata-Nijar

Cabo de Gata Natural Park (Interactive Map and Official Website) in the extreme south east...
Brena y Marismas del Barbate

Brena y Marismas de Barbate

The Brena y Marismas de Barbate Natural Park (official website and map), is one of...
Bahia de Cadiz

Bahia de Cadiz

The Bahia de Cadiz (official website and map) Natural Park is one of the best...
Aracena y Picos de Aroche

Aracena y Picos de Aroche

The Aracena y Picos de Aroche Natural Park (Interactive Map and Official Website) lies at...