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River boat trip in
Hornachuelos Natural Park

Moratalla Palace

Moratalla Palace

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This park of 60.032 hectares is located on the west side of Córdoba province. It is home to one of the best preserved areas of Mediterranean riverine forest of Sierra Morena mountains. We can fnd mainly holm oaks alongside with cork trees and Portuguese oaks in the areas with most rainfall. Thereare also are wild olive trees on the river plains, and even carob trees and palmettos where the soil is limy, as is the case in the southwest. On the fatter areas you will fnd a landscape of pastureland, giving way to dense forest and scrubland in the more abundant areas of rugged relief.

In areas of quartzite and slate, there are deep gorges carves out by the nature park's main rivers: the Bembézar, Retortillo and Guadiato. If you follow the trail along the Guadalora River, a tributary of the Bembézar, you will discover the riverine forest that surrounds it, with species such as poplars, alders, willows and ash trees, along with hawthorn, ivy and oleander. In the water there is also water crowfoot, duckweed and other species.

A walk along its trails will take you to charming places such as Bembezar reservoir and canyons, the Los Angeles seminary, la Peña's peak or San Calixto village. The park is home to one of Andalusia's largest colonies of black vulture, as well as major colonies of Griffon vulture. Golden eagles, imperial eagles, Bonelli's eagles and black storks also nest here.

 

Almodovar castle

Almodovar castle

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