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Parque Natural de Hornachuelos

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Parque Natural de Hornachuelos

38 Reviews
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Kuba W wrote a review Sep. 2018
Torun, Poland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Nothing special, some bushwalks to see cork tree, and plenty of private lands with big gates, turistic information closed in both Hornachuelos and in the Park too (Centro De Visitantes Huerta Del Rey). The only nice place to see was lake Embalse de Retorillo. Maybe in Spring time there is more to see...
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Date of experience: August 2018
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MarkSouth wrote a review Mar. 2018
London46 contributions20 helpful votes
Great place for a walk on a sunny day. We suggest going in February to March since (after that) it will get too hot for most Northern Europeans !! The paths are well laid out and easy to follow along the river.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Bill B wrote a review Apr. 2015
Marbella, Spain77 contributions28 helpful votes
The visitors centre (Huerta del Rey) was very helpful and well laid out with information on the national park. Due to time constraints (as we wanted to visit the Carmelitas Descalzas nuns at nearby San Calixto to purchase cakes) we chose one of the shorter walks along the river bank. Very picturesque and definitely worthwhile, we saw deer as well as birds of prey. The town itself is impressive as build on both sides of steep valley above the reservoir
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Date of experience: April 2015
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theo1006 wrote a review Nov. 2013
Mijas, Spain1,104 contributions131 helpful votes
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Parque Natural de la Sierra de Hornachuelos is best discovered hiking. From the visitors' centre one can choose from four signposted trails, varying in length from 0,5 km to 11,3 km. But we liked best the two trails along the banks banks of Bembezar river. One day we took the Sendero del Bembezar along the left bank, which runs from the Hornachuelos barrier dam to the Bembezar barrier dam and power plant, a distance of 13,3 km. The trail is well maintained and gradually rises higher up de bank. Still close to the starting point a panel reminds one that here lies a submerged bridge, constructed between 1703 and 1712, drowned after construction of the Hornachuelos dam. At 4,5 km we had the deserted Seminario de los Ángeles in full view, perched on the cliffs of the opposite bank. Then there was an open gate with a reminder that to go on from there one needs authorization. Nevertheless we went on for another half hour, but then turned back as we had not intended to go all the 13,3 km to Bembezar dam (and back!). We had seen the latter already on a road trip by road CO5314. Seeing the Seminario ruins from afar had roused our curiosity, so the next day we walked the Sendero de los Ángeles on the right bank of Bembezar river. The entrance to the trail is located in the valley below Hornachuelos town, close to the Embarcadero. The trail stays close to the water's edge until it climbs up to the ruins. Then one passes by a fountain, the Fuente de los tres Caños, with three spouts, named Health, Good Luck and Love. So we took a sip from all three! The deserted Seminary indeed is in a sorry state, looks throughly looted.
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Date of experience: October 2013
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