Siles

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This picturesque village of steep streets is situated to the north east of the province, in the Sierra de Segura mountains, near the limit with the Albacete province. It is located in a valley surrounded by rugged hills with thick vegetation. In the village we can find numerous monuments, such as the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the Casa Tercia House, the Tower of el Cubo, the Chapel of San Roque and the Plaza del Agua Square. Nearby we can find interesting places like la Peña del Olivar, la Fresnedilla and las Acebas.

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.

History

It owes its name to the numerous silos found in the place called cerro de San Sebastián.
During the al-Andalus period, according to the Arab chronicles, in the first year of Abderraman III"s reign, the village served as a starting point for the peace process in Eastern Andalucí­a towards the year 913. In 1333 the village was besieged by King Mohammad.
It was the border of the Nazarí­ kingdom for over 200 years, as the rest of the Sierra de Segura region.
Don Rodrigo Manrique, governor of Segura, fixed his residence in this village.
It belonged to the Order of Santiago.

Eminent citizens

José Gutiérrez Sobral, naval officer and writer.
Siles
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Siles
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Siles
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
160
Altitude above sea level (m)
828
Extension (Km 2 )
178
No. of Inhabitants
2777
Demonym
Sileños
Postal Code
23380
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