Route of the Ammonites of Las Sierras Subbéticas Geopark

Route of the Ammonites of Las Sierras Subbéticas Geopark
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The Route of the Ammonites of Las Sierras Subbéticas Geopark runs through a mountainous region in the south of Cordoba province, in the heart of Andalusia. The area is dominated by grey summits alongside the changing green of the olive groves and the white of the towns that merge with the rocky landscape in a balance of outstanding beauty.

The limestone, which has been shaped by water for thousands of years, presents a fascinating karstic landscape with a great diversity of geological elements: poljes, karrens, sinkholes, chasms and more than 800 caves. The rocks of the Sierras Subbéticas mountain ranges date back over 200 million years. Key chapters of the complex history of the Tethys Sea were recorded within the sediments, most notably ammonites, an ancient animal with a spiral shell that, due to the abundance and variety of their fossils, are an indisputable symbol of the Sierras Subbéticas Geopark

The Sierras Subbéticas mountain ranges became a Nature Park in 1988, mainly due to its geological features. It encompasses 8 municipalities: Cabra, Carcabuey, Doña Mencía, Iznájar, Luque, Priego, Rute and Zuheros. Since 2006, it has been part of the European Geoparks Network and the Global Geoparks Network, endorsed by UNESCO.

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Route of the Ammonites of Las Sierras Subbéticas Geopark - 1
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A Ecomuseo de la Cueva de los Murciélagos
B Cueva de los Murciélagos
C Mirador del Cañón del Río Bailón
D Santa Rita
E Lapiaz de los Lanchares
F El Picacho de Cabra
G Poljé de la Nava de Cabra
H Pico de la Tiñosa
Route of the Ammonites of Las Sierras Subbéticas Geopark
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