Pueblos Blancos

 

The municipality of El Bosque is located in the vicinity of the Sierra of Grazalema, specifically on the banks of the Majaceite river, belonging to the Route of the Pueblos Blancos.

A fire in the Municipal Archive in January 1981 caused the disappearance of a large number of documents and files that could shed some light on the historical journey from El Bosque to the town it is today.

Thanks to the archaeological sites found in the fields of El Bosque, the settlement of ancient civilizations such as the Ibero-Tartessian, Roman and Arab civilizations can be seen where the municipality is located today.

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PATRIMOINE HISTORIQUE

Patrimoine Historique

Parish Church of Nuestra Señora of Guadalupe

The Parish Church of Nuestra Señora of Guadalupe, built in the 19th century, is the main religious temple in the municipality. It is sober and has three naves, of which the central one stands out.

Cheese Museum-Interpretation Center

The Cheese Museum-Interpretation Center highlights the cheese-making tradition carried out by shepherds and artisans in the area for centuries. The production of these high-quality dairy products comes from native livestock species such as the payoya goat and the grazalemeña merino sheep. The aim of the museum is none other than to make visitors aware of this production which has gained worldwide fame.

El Bosque Fish Farm

El Bosque Fish Farm is in charge of trout breeding, not only as an economic resource, but also as a means of educational outreach on ecology. The high demand for this species is due to the weight it has in the gastronomy of the Sierra of Grazalema, being one of the main ingredients of many famous dishes of the region.

Bullring

El Bosque has a unique bullring in the whole area. It is one of the few covered bullrings in the surrounding area, which not only allows it to host bullfighting events, but also concerts, races, gastronomic fairs, etc.

Down Mill Museum

The Down Mill Museum is an old 17th century building, located on one of the banks of the Majaceite river, preserved in perfect condition with the aim of bringing the working and history of these structures to visitors. The museum has a workshop to learn about the hydraulic mechanism of these mills and the process of bread making in all its stages.

Rodezno Fountain

The Rodezno Fountain is a structure that symbolizes one of the resources that were used in the past to start up the mills in the village, in which they used the power brought by the flow of the river to operate those mills.

El Castillejo Botanical Garden

The El Castillejo Botanical Garden, on the outskirts of El Bosque, aims to raise awareness of the flora and fauna of Andalusia and the region. The Mediterranean fir, the Spanish fir or the Grazalema poppy are just some of the endemic species that can be visited. In addition to free guided tours for groups, the Botanical Garden offers various workshops and conferences throughout the year.

Routes

River Path

The River Path runs along the course of the Majaceite River, between El Bosque and Benamahoma. Although it is approximately 5km long, it is suitable for children and people who are not used to hiking, due to the fact that the route is not very uneven. There is the possibility of doing a shorter route called “peri-urban path”, which starts at the Student Accommodation of El Bosque up to the Light Factory, from where we can take a detour that will lead us back to the municipality. It is recommended to follow the route in the direction of Benamahoma-El Bosque in order to walk downhill, although it is also possible to walk in the opposite direction.

Cañitos Recreational Area

The Cañitos Recreational Area is located on the stretch of the old road between El Bosque and Ubrique. It is located at the foot of the Albarracín Mount and is considered to be one of the best recreational areas in the district. The Recreational Area has tables and benches, a barbecue grills, toilets and car parks.

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Local Festivities

Patron Saint Festivities in Honor of Saint Antonio de Padua

In June, the Patron Saint Festivities are held in honor of Saint Antonio de Padua, patron saint of the municipality. The image of the saint is carried in procession from the locality to the spring of Los Cañitos, and the fervor and warmth of the parishioners who accompany him all the way.

Carnival

Every year at the end of February, El Bosque is transformed into a festival in which the town turns out in force and shows off its wit and grace. During the Carnival you can enjoy the different local ‘chirigotas’ and ‘comparsas’, the costume contests and the Piñata Sunday, when decorated jars with sweet surprises and confetti inside are smashed in the streets of the village.

Historical Recreation

At the end of November, the Historical Recreation is held every year. An event of great tourist and cultural interest, in which a group of more than 200 members of the Villa de El Bosque Historical and Cultural Association recreate the uprising in arms of this town against the French invader. This commemorates the bicentenary of the granting of the title of Villa to El Bosque by King Ferdinand VII.

Andalusian Hang-Gliding Championship

On Albarracín Mount, 2.5 km from the village, there is a hang-gliding and paragliding take-off runway. Every year in this environment, the scoring trials for the Andalusian Hang-Gliding Championship are held.

Holy Week

El Bosque, town of Christian traditions, commemorates the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The procession of Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno y Mª Santísima de los Dolores takes place on Maundy Thursday.

Craftwork

CRAFTS

In El Bosque, the carpentry and leather goods industry are typical. The manufacture of handcrafted furniture has been a trade that has been passed down through generations, and in recent years it has been promoted in the town.

Gastronomy

GASTRONOMY

Among the most popular dishes in El Bosque, we find a variety of soups such as tomato, asparagus, garlic or “de la olla”. Also traditional are “frangollo”, cornmeal porridge, wild asparagus, tagarninas, lamb, kid and pork meat, veal tongue and trout with ham. Among the best-known desserts in the municipality are ‘hornazos’, ‘roscos’ and small pasties.

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El Bosque

Carnival

Every year at the end of February, El Bosque is transformed into a festival in which the town turns out in force and shows off its wit and grace. During the Carnival you can enjoy the different local ‘chirigotas’ and ‘comparsas’, the costume contests and the Piñata Sunday, when decorated jars with sweet surprises and confetti inside are smashed in the streets of the village.

El Bosque

Holy Week

El Bosque, town of Christian traditions, commemorates the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The procession of Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno y Mª Santísima de los Dolores takes place on Maundy Thursday.

El Bosque

Patron Saint Festivities in Honor of Saint Antonio de Padua

In June, the Patron Saint Festivities are held in honor of Saint Antonio de Padua, patron saint of the municipality. The image of the saint is carried in procession from the locality to the spring of Los Cañitos, and the fervor and warmth of the parishioners who accompany him all the way.

El Bosque

Historical Recreation

At the end of November, the Historical Recreation is held every year. An event of great tourist and cultural interest, in which a group of more than 200 members of the Villa de El Bosque Historical and Cultural Association recreate the uprising in arms of this town against the French invader. This commemorates the bicentenary of the granting of the title of Villa to El Bosque by King Ferdinand VII.

El Bosque

Andalusian Hang-Gliding Championship

On Albarracín Mount, 2.5 km from the village, there is a hang-gliding and paragliding take-off runway. Every year in this environment, the scoring trials for the Andalusian Hang-Gliding Championship are held.

El Bosque

El Bosque Fish Farm

El Bosque Fish Farm is in charge of trout breeding, not only as an economic resource, but also as a means of educational outreach on ecology. The high demand for this species is due to the weight it has in the gastronomy of the Sierra of Grazalema, being one of the main ingredients of many famous dishes of the region.

How to get there

The municipality of El Bosque is located in the Sierra of Albarracín, in the northeast of the province.

From Seville, the most recommended route is via the A-375.

From Cádiz, take the AP-4 motorway, then the A-382 and finally the A-372 to reach the town. 

From Jerez de la Frontera, take the A-382 and the A-372.

From Malaga, take the A-357 to continue along the Carretera of Antequera or A-384. We can also take the A-357 and then the A-367.

From Ronda, taking the A-374 and then the CA-8102 is the quickest way to get to El Bosque.

DAMAS has a transport route to El Bosque from Seville, Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera. On their website you can find all the information about the different itineraries. 

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Accomodations

ALBERGUE CAMPAMENTO JUVENIL EL BOSQUE

Molino de En Medio

APARTAMENTOS TURÍSTICOS CALVILLO

Avda. Diputación, 12

APARTAMENTOS TURÍSTICOS CASA DOMINGA

C/Jerez

APARTAMENTOS TURÍSTICOS CASA GIL

Avda. Diputación, 13

CAMPING TORRECILLA

Carret. Bosque A, Carret. Benamahoma, km 1

CASA RURAL CASA RITA

CASA RURAL DEL HUERTO

Camino de Pescadores

CASA RURAL EL VIHUELO

Carret. Antigua El Bosque – Ubrique, km 19

CASA RURAL LA CASITA

Camino de Pescadores

CASA RURAL LA ESTANCIA

Camino de Pescadores

CASA RURAL LA HUERTA DEL MOLINO DE ARRIBA

CASA RURAL LOS PERALES DEL MOLINO

CASA RURAL MOLINO DE ABAJO

C/ Juan Ramón Jiménez

CASA RURAL POSADA SAN ANTONIO

C/ Huelva

CASA RURAL RANCHO CALVILLO

Carret. Zahara de la Sierra

CASA RURAL RONDA

C/ Ronda

HOTEL APARTAMENTO CASA GIL

HOTEL EL TABANCO

C/Huelva

HOTEL ENRIQUE CALVILLO

Avda. Diputación

PENSIÓN VENTA JULIÁN

Avda. Diputación

TUGASA – HOTEL LAS TRUCHAS

Avda. Diputación

Restaurants

BAR EL RINCÓN DEL ABUELO

C/ Huelva

BAR ESPAÑA

C/ Cádiz

BAR LA ESTACIÓN

BAR PEÑA ALBARRACÍN

Avda. Málaga

BAR POZÁ ‘EL CACHUCHO’

C/ Cádiz

PUB ANDALUCÍA

C/ Huelva

RESTAURANTE EL ALMENDRAL

Antigua Ctra. Ubrique, Km 3

RESTAURANTE ENRIQUE CALVILLO

Avda. Diputación

RESTAURANTE LA DIVINA

C/ Cádiz

RESTAURANTE LOS NOGALES

Ctra. Km 0,4

RESTAURANTE MESÓN EL DUQUE

C/ Huelva

RESTAURANTE MESÓN EL TABANCO

C/ Huelva

RESTAURANTE MESÓN MAJACEITE

Camino de Pescadores

RESTAURANTE VENTA JULIÁN

Avda. Diputación

RESTAURANTE VENTA MATEO

CA-524

Leaflets

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Topografía Sierra de Cádiz

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Senderos Diputación

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Sendero Río Majaceite

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Senderos y Miradores de la provincia de Cádiz

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Rutas Gastronomía

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Mapa Parque Grazalema

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Mapa Parque de los Arcornocales

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Ecoturismo Andalucía

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Guía de recursos y servicios para la Educación Ambiental en el Parque Sierra de Grazalema

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Guía Pueblos Blancos

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Guía práctica zonas – Mapa Pueblos Blancos

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Guía de pueblos Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema y su entorno

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Guía de Patrimonio y Turismo activo del Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema y su entorno

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Guía del Parque Natural Los Alcornocales y su entorno

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Turismo Ornitológico

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Guía de estaciones de vuelo libre

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Centro visitantes El Bosque

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Calendario Ornitológico de la provincia de Cádiz

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