Puerta de Segura, La

Puerta de Segura, La
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This village is situated to the north east of the province, and it is the natural entrance to the Sierra de Segura Mountains from the Guadalimar river; village of rich and old traditions, it boasts interesting buildings such as the Tercia House, the ruins of the castle and the Church of San Mateo. It offers a rich mountainous landscape, which combines olive groves and mountainous AREAs.

Part of its municipal district is included in the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas National Park, the largest protected natural space in Spain: an orographic labyrinth of valleys, calares, gorges, mountains and flat lands of enormous hydrological importance (due to the numerous rivers and streams which spring within the Park); of great botanical importance (different varieties of pine trees and a lot of endemic species); it is also important aesthetically and from a wildlife point of view. Because of this it is one of the most visited and frequented natural spaces in the country.


It received village status in 1837, though it existed before.
It has recently gained new importance due to tourism, and its population has increased.

Eminent citizens

Juan José Mira, novelist.
Don Gaspar de Avalos, Cardinal of Santiago
Puerta de Segura, La
Puerta de Segura, La
Puerta de Segura, La
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