El Aljibe

El Aljibe
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El Aljibe massif is in the heart of Los Alcornocales Natural Reserve, and the visitor centre is in the main town in the region, Alcalá de Los Gazules, between the countryside and the mountains.

Interesting and unique features of this region of Cadiz can be seen in the facilities. Amongst other things, it explains how the current look of the mountains and the countryside does not depend only on the environmental conditions, but also on human action throughout history. One of its other rooms is dedicated to particular ecological and scenic elements of the countryside and the forests. It also offers information on the characteristics of the tree stands, fauna, the resources that man has obtained from the environment, and the area's current uses as a tourist resource.

The reserve‘s tree stands are made up of wild olive groves, thick dark gall-oak groves, the best-preserved cork-oak groves in the Peninsula, and cloud forests and canutos (river valleys), with exuberant and rare vegetation that has been growing here since the Tertiary period. The El Aljibe Botanical Garden in the surrounding area is a good way of learning more about the botanical richness of this area.

Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am to 2.30pm and 3pm to 5pm.

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El Aljibe
Carretera CA-2112, km. 1, 11180
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Services and infrastructure

  • Accessible for handicapped
  • Restaurant

Target audiences

Couples, young people, Lgbti, For families, Seniors, Friends, I travel alone


Leisure and fun, Nature, Sports, Culture