This town located in the province of Cadiz, in Andalucía, is one of the most beautiful ones to visit in this region.
Located at the north-east and surrounded by natural landscapes,it belongs to the 'comarca', or geopolitical division known as Sierra de Cádiz, where nature is the main attraction of its tourism, and what makes of this area one with natural heritage of the highest ecological value.
This town has a surface extension of 30 Km2, and is located at 300 meters above sea level, which will allow you to experiment the calm and tranquility of a unique area, with a population of a little more than 2,000 inhabitants who are lucky enough to enjoy of the views of this magical town on a daily basis.
Amongst the elements that configure its artistic heritage, some of them are of the religious kind, such as the church that honours Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the patron virgin of the town, whose image is kept inside. The other important religious building is Ermita del Calvario.
Amongst its non-religious buildings, one of the most popular ones is the Palacio Ducal and, of course, its bullring, as this is a town closely linked with bullfighting, with the local festivity of El Bosque being one of the most important dates devoted to this tradition.
You will find here two windmills: Molino del Duque, and Molino de Abajo, which is perhaps the most famous of the two, as it is the one which is best preserved and where
you can still admire its original structure, apart from being also home to a museum: the Ecomuseo del Agua
You will find all the above mentioned within the historical center of the town, a place filled with immaculate, white houses, which paint a stark contrast with the deep green of its natural surroundings, since El Bosque belongs to the famous architecturally-themed route Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos.
As for the deep green we were talking about and which embraces this town, you will be able to explore it in its entirety in natural spots such as the area that surrounds the Majaceite river, right at the very middle of the Grazalema mountains, where El Bosque is also located at their feet.
Following the river course will be an easy task thanks to the walking track that has been made and which follows each stage of the Majaceite river on a hike that will only take you two hours and a half to complete.
A part of The Natural Park of Los Alcornocales is also by the outskirts of El Bosque. It's a very vast green extension with many hiking and bike routes available, such as the one of Las Pedrizas, all of them apt for everyone, and most of them also recommended for any time of the year.
The characteristics of its location make this a perfect place to do all kinds of active tourism, but is ideal for paragliding particularly, which you will be able to do at the base located at the mountain of Albarracín.
To conclude a very complete and varied trip where you can experience each of the aspects of this area, you must remember to also try the local gastronomy, which will grant you a culinary experience full of many different colors and flavors.
Amongst its recipe book you will find dishes which feature the local products of this area, such as trout, that is here often cooked with some cured ham, pickled meat, and raw meats, as well as cheese, the most popular variety of them being the so famous “queso payoyo”, very typical of the area of Grazalema, elaborated with goat's milk.