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
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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...
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In addition to obtaining ample information on the waymarked trails through the park, you can visit an interesting ethnographic museum.