Things to see and do - Castril
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Castril Travel guide
Castril : Michelin's recommendations
Castril is a mountain village 22km west of Huéscar, on the edge of the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Castril. Its origins date back to a Roman military camp, and its name derives from the Arabic Qastal (a fortress). In the 15C, after the Reconquest, Castril was ruled by Hernando de Zafra, who built a local glassworks which kept the village prosperous until 1878; some of its items are displayed in the archaeological museum in Granada. The church in the old quarter dates from the 15C.
Tourist attractions Castril : Things to see and do
The reserve is an extension of the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas. It has been heavily deforested over the years to provide firewood for the glassworks at Castril. The ensuing erosion has resulted in spectacular relief...
In addition to obtaining ample information on the waymarked trails through the park, you can visit an interesting ethnographic museum.