What to visit in Mountain range of Andujar Natural Park
It is located on the road JA-6178 (Virgen de la Cabeza Sanctuary-Puertollano), at the height of km 13.8. This viewpoint gives us a wide panoramic view. Its surroundings have a uniform average altitude of approximately 700 m. Looking east, we can see the Cereceda peak (812 m) and the Fontaneros peak (782 m). To the west, the Peñón del Rosalejo (805 m) and the Aljibillo (837 m) stand out. In addition to the highlighted toponyms, we will also observe the typical Mediterranean vegetation that populates this environment.
El Tamujar Photos of the viewpoint
El Tamujar ¿Where is it and how to get there?
Mingorramos (Reserva Starlight)
It is located on the road JA-6178 (Virgen de la Cabeza Sanctuary-Puertollano), at the height of 6.4 km. This viewpoint gives us a 360º panoramic view, highlighting the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Cabeza, located on the Cabezo hill (683 m) and the Humilladero peak (768 m).
All the surroundings that we contemplate, represent the typical Mediterranean mount that characterizes this park, populated in its majority by holm oaks, quejigos, mastic and coscojas.
Mingorramos Photos of the viewpoint
Mingorramos ¿Where is it and how to get there?
It is accessed by the road JA-6178 (Virgen de la Cabeza Sanctuary-Puertollano). At the height of km 17.8, we will take the "El Junquillo" trail, where the viewpoint is 15.5 km from this junction. This path is unpaved, being advisable access with all-terrain vehicles.
From this viewpoint we will have the opportunity to contemplate the typical Mediterranean vegetation of the middle and high mountain areas and riparian vegetation in the contours of the Valmayor River. We also get to observe Sierra de Quintana in the background, where the Burcio del Pino peak (1,290 m) stands out. This mountain indicates the limit of the Natural Park and that of the province of Jaén with Ciudad Real.
Valmayor River Photos of the vievpoint
Valmayor River ¿Where is it and how to get there?
Mountain range Luna
To get to this viewpoint we will take the A-6177 road. At km 13,100, turn left and take the JV-5011 (La Alcaparrosa road). At km 6.3, we will take the lane that appears on the right and a kilometer approximately we will find it.
This viewpoint allows us to contemplate part of the Valdeinfiernos ravine and in the background the Cabezo hill (683 m) with the Minor Basilica of the Virgen de la Cabeza on it.
Mountain range Luna Photos of the viewpoint
Mountain range Luna ¿Where is it and how to get there?
It is located on the A-6177 road (Andujar-Virgen de la Cabeza Sanctuary) at the height of km 15,900. This viewpoint gives us a beautiful panorama corresponding to the Valdeinfierno ravine, in which a rocky formation composed of granite rock, called Castellon de San Miguel, whose altitude is around 629 m, stands out; and also we will contemplate the Cabezo hill (683 m). At the top of this hill, is the Minor Basilica of the Virgen de la Cabeza.
The vegetation that we will contemplate in its entirety is the typical Mediterranean vegetation, composed mainly of oaks, gall oaks, mastic trees and kermes oaks.
El Peregrino Photos of the viewpoint
El Peregrino ¿Where is it and how to get there?
Cristobal Relaño (Las Majadillas)
Located halfway to the Sendero de la Centenera, in the public forest called El Baldío, about 9.5 km from the town of Marmolejo.
This viewpoint attracts by the divergence of its landscapes, on one side the agricultural landscape of the fertile plain of the Guadalquivir and on the other, the forest landscape of Sierra Morena. In the distance you can see the town of Marmolejo, as well as other towns in the Jaén countryside. We advise the visitor to turn his gaze from time to time to the sky, as it is possible to see eagles such as the short-toed or the real, which will surprise us.
Cristóbal Relaño (Las Majadillas) Photos of the viewpoint
Las Majadillas ¿Where is it and how to get there?
It is located on the JV-5001 road (Andujar-El Centenillo), at the height of km 23.9. The road presents a mediocre state of conservation. From this viewpoint we can have a panoramic view of the mountain range and its slopes to the valley of the Guadalquivir, showing us in the distance the mountains of Ambroz and Los Calderones.
The landscape that is offered to us is formed by meadows, whose woodland is made up of holm oaks and cork oaks, where a large number of recognized cattle ranches are found. Many game species find shelter and food in these meadows, both big game (deer, mouflon, fallow deer, etc.), and little game (rabbit, partridge, pigeon), being also usual sighting of an eagle in search of food.
Los Alarcones Photos of the viewpoint
Los Alarcones ¿Where is it and how to get there?
De Los Pastores
Continuing along the road that leads to the viewpoint of "Los Alarcones", 8.4 km away, we will find the viewpoint of "The Sheperds".
This viewpoint allows us to contemplate to a large extent the estate of the State of "Selladores-Contadero", as well as the extensive reforestation of pines that were made in the 60's in this area of the Park. This farm is one of the most abundant hunting animals in the Natural Park. Note the view of the peak of "The Four Terms" and the mountains of Ambroz and Los Calderones.
De los Pastores Photos of the viewpoint
De los Pastores ¿Where is it and how to get there?
The Old Path
It is practically at the end of the Path "Old Road" (Andújar-Sanctuary), in the estate of the "Nuevo Lugar" State.
From this viewpoint, we can contemplate the beauty of the Jandula river valley (affluent of the Guadalquivir) with a typical and exuberant riparian forest, where the elms take special prominence. Directly opposite, covered with a mantle of pines, the hill of Marquitos stands out; and on your left below, the area called Lugar Nuevo. The vegetation is typically Mediterranean, alternating holm oak areas with areas of pine and black pine.
Del Camino Viejo Fotografías del mirador
The Old Path ¿Where and how?
Access to this viewpoint is through the Recreational Area of "El Jabalí". This recreational area is located on the road A-6177 (Andujar-Virgen de la Cabeza Sanctuary) at the height of 27,700 km. There we will leave the car and find a path parallel to the road, less than 1 km, which will take us directly to the viewpoint.
From this place, you can see the Minor Basilica of the Virgen de la Cabeza and we can also enjoy the observation of some raptors (vulture or golden eagle), as well as some deer, fallow deer or mouflon. The sunsets that we can see in this viewpoint are wonderful.
Del Coscojar Photos of the viewpoint
Del Coscojar ¿Where is it and how to get there?
Located just before reaching the Jandula reservoir, from this viewpoint you can see a beautiful landscape, in which rounded hills follow one another with deformed extensions around the reservoir. The effect of the reflections of the terrain on the dammed waters provides a beautiful picture. It is curious to contemplate the clear line that borders the edges of the hills, which suggests how far the water level reaches in rainy seasons.
A suitable time to visit this viewpoint is the fall, when the deer will give us the sound show of the bellow and, with a bit of luck, we will be able to contemplate the fight of the males horn against horn.
Jandula Reservoir Photo of the viewpoint
Jandula Reservoir ¿Where and how?
Of the Monument to the Pilgrim
It is located halfway to the "Old Road" (Andújar-Sanctuary) Trail, on the "Nuevo Lugar" estate, about 11 km from Andujar.
The viewpoint is located in the place called "El Balconcillo" and in it is the Monument to the Pilgrim. From this place you can see for the first time on the way the Minor Basilica of the Virgen de la Cabeza. This place offers magnificent views, where we can see some vulture or golden eagle flying over the sky; as well as some deer or fallow deer that abound in these places.