There is something special about Andalusia, and especially Seville, where you can travel right now from the municipality of Cazalla de la Sierra, a destination full of charm where life, culture, gastronomy, and landscapes make this place one of the most pleasant places to spend a charming holiday.
The municipality is located within what is known as the Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park and is 80 kilometres from the capital city of the province. It also borders Extremadura and is, without doubt, a place worth visiting.
As the Spanish song goes, “Seville has a special colour”, and proof of this are places like Cazalla de la Sierra, which has landscapes full of intense colours, and a heritage that we are going to explain in detail to you so that you don't miss anything.
It is a Historic Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, and thanks to its pollution-free skies that it has also earned a place on the Starlight list. So now you know that even the sky is beautiful here!
Starting with the town centre and taking a stroll through the streets with a markedly mountainous character, we come across the Plaza Mayor, one of the busiest places, as it is also home to the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Consolación, which is considered a Spanish Site of Cultural Interest. Do you want to know something funny? This church is not considered a cathedral because it is missing a column inside.
The Plaza del Concejo can be another stop on your route. It is a historic place as it was here that Spanish king Philip V stayed during his visit to Cazalla de la Sierra. In fact, there is a plaque commemorating this moment.
The Mercado de Abastos market is nowadays a meeting point to enjoy the gastronomy of the municipality and is located in what used to be the Cloister of the Convent of San Francisco. The building of La Cartuja is another of the emblems of Cazalla de la Sierra and, although it is not located exactly at the centre of this town, the terrain on which it stands makes it all the more special.
It was built on the site of an ancient castle owned by King Peter I, and later became a monastery until it became the place it has come to be known nowadays. It was also one of the resting places for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago and where the liquor in the municipality was produced.
There are many curious places that Cazalla de la Sierra offers you to visit, so we recommend you stroll around its vicinities and enjoy the essence of Seville packed in this small and beautiful version.
But if sport and nature are more your thing, there is nothing like enjoying some hiking routes such as the Vía Verde rail trail and the Las Laderas path that will make you enjoy the vegetation in its purest form.
After spending your energy on these routes, you'll be delighted to know that the gastronomy has a wide variety, although the main product is Iberian pork, which you can combine with a glass of the traditional aniseed and brandy.
And if you try all this during its festivities in August in honour of the Virgen del Monte, this town’s patron saint, or during Carnival and Easter’s Holy Week, you will have succeeded, without a doubt, in planning the perfect trip to Cazalla de la Sierra.