Los Tajos del Alcázar

Los Tajos del Alcázar
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The Natural Monument Los Tajos del Alcázar is a set of unique geological formations, most notably Tajo de El Fuerte, over 170 m tall and 500 m long. It is an inaccessible place, only frequented by birds of prey (eagles) and mountain goats. Located at the headwaters of the Alcázar river, it has a vascular flora of great ecological interest.

Los Tajos are located in the municipality of Alcaucín, on its border with Alhama de Granada to the northwest of the Sierra de Tejeda and within the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama nature reserve. This area is one of the richest in terms of flora and fauna typical of Axarquía. As regards vegetation, the most characteristic feature is the pine, which in this case is the Aleppo pine planted for reforestation purposes. Also common are poplars, cedars, oaks, cypresses, shrub species such as cornicabras, gorse, jaguarzos, rockrose, ivy, vines, etc. and herbs like thyme, rosemary, windmill palm trees, torviscos, etc.

Close to the Senos de la Tejeda, the pine trees gradually make way for shrub species that handle the cold better, like junipers, savin, hawthorn and yew, which is currently on the decline, although in the past it must have been found in abundance in ravines on the north face of Sierra Tejeda.

The bottom of the ravine, a veritable plant explosion, has dry sections during part of the year, offering countless abseiling points of great interest for those who love this sport.

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Los Tajos del Alcázar

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


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Media Montaña Bética mountain

Statement date

30 / 12 / 2011

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