Village located east of the province, center of the Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla , Segura and Las Villas , the largest protected area in Spain : orographic maze of valleys , limestone quarries , pits, mountains and highlands of great hydrological importance ( the great number of rivers and streams that it manan ) botany ( Corsican pine , Aleppo pine , black pine and many endemic species) , fauna and landscape - hunting . From all this it follows that one of the most visited and frequented the country natural areas .
The population, quaint and great tourist sits in the shadow of the Rock of the Falcons , with their backs to the mountains and a vast sea of olive trees in front, offering a spectacular and breathtaking panorama. On the set of the Ivy Castle , which dominates the urban fabric of narrow streets with traditional houses , mansions and monuments, among them Castle Five Corners , Town Hall , Plaza de Santa María is raised, the Church of St. Francis, St. Joseph and the House of Seven Springs.
The Natural Place Alto Guadalquivir forms a vast wetland located in the northeastern plains of the province of Jaén, wedged between the hills of Ubeda and Baeza and the Sierras de Cazorla and Magina . It consists of reservoirs Bridge Closed , Doña Aldonza and Pedro Marin, almost silted sediment , and stretches of river and shore between wetlands .
In this natural landscape natural system (river , gallery forest , riparian thickets ) and other artificial ( silted reservoirs , emergent marsh vegetation ) are fused , giving rise to two water dynamics and a very high biological richness . The confluence of such environments makes this an area of great diversity , a place where many species of waterfowl , which has earned for its declaration as a Special Protection Area for Birds.
The vegetation that grows in this environment consists mainly of cattails , reeds and canes , along with reeds and tamarisk bayuncos . On the banks , however , abound poplars , willows and ash trees , which refresh and wrap your soundtrack airy place .
The biological richness is reflected in the numerous and varied representation of birds associated with aquatic environments , including notably as marsh harrier breeding population and horned owl, a bird of unusual beauty, with particularly striking color and morphology. In addition there is the presence of white-headed duck , wintering and passage . Other species of birds can be seen in this natural setting are mallard, shoveler , pochard , coot , moorhen, teal , purple heron and egret .
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Declared historical- artistic interest in 1972 , has monumental attractions such as the Castle of the Ivy , the Palacio de las Cadenas , the City , the Temple of San José , Convent of San Juan of Penance and the Castle of the Five Corners .
The Museum of Arts and Traditions of the High Guadalquivir is housed in the Castle of the Ivy in Cazorla , Jaén . It has two distinct sections , the history and the arts and customs.
In the first room of the museum has installed a chapel with a Romanesque -Byzantine Christ lifesize wooden cross mounted cypress . Surrounding a complete collection of twelve anonymous seventeenth century paintings depicting the Apostles and Baroque statue of Bishop Ambrose .
In the second room ( armory ) of the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions of the High Guadalquivir is decorated with shield-shaped outfits with various weapons : swords , crossbows , axes, cutlasses , etc. . It also has two armor and carved cabinets and furniture from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The third room ( main hall ) , is the most architecturally notable for its termination in a Gothic vaulting and pointed arches windows mullioned also Gothic. In it three seventeenth-century Flemish tapestries , signed by Ian Raes and four sideboards forming together with their corresponding tables of the eighteenth century are exhibited.
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