Cazalla de la Sierra, a village located in the Natural Park of the ‘Sierra Norte de Sevilla’ , boasts one of the most enviable landscapes of the area. Living here means enjoying nature, strolling through the countryside, breathe in clean air, knowing that Seville is only an hour and fifteen minutes away. And there are manymore reasons to buy a luxury cortijo or farmhouse here!
The natural setting of this area is breathtaking and it is not surprising that The Waterfalls of Hueznar Rivera and the ” Iron Mountain “, where you also can practice rock climbing, were declared Natural Monuments. The ‘ruta verde’ passes these two sites, using the old track of the miners train. Furthermore we can highlight the extensive fields and meadows, ideal for walking or, if you fancy hunting! There are plenty of possibilities for small and big game hunting. And last but not least we would like to mention the spectacular lake ” El Pintado “, perfect for boating and fishing.
Rich in history and known for its festivals
The Carthusian Monastery is at only a few miles. In the old days the monastery was known for its wines, now it is in use as a hotel and a venue for celebrations. Other monuments worth mentioning are the Church of ‘Nuestra señora de consolación’ (located in the heart of the town ) , the hermitage in the mountains, the Church of San Francisco ans San Benito and not to forget the different factories of liquor, known worldwide. Call for a ” CAZALLA ” wherever you are and you will be served one!
One of the important yearly events is the pilgrimage (Romería) where the villages patron ‘Virgen del Monte’, is taken to the chapel located in the mountains at 4 km from the village. The whole village seems to be involved and is following the Madonna in wagons , horses and cars accompanied by flamenco music and making several stops to sing and dance. Next to the Romería, Cazalla de la Sierra counts with many more festivals and celebrations, to mention for example the Feria, the Carnival, the processions during Semana Santa etc …
The village itself is tranquil and peaceful. Its bars , the houses , the people, the whole atmosphere invites to relax and to enjoy. It seems as if there is a special connection to everything natural: olive oil , Iberian hams , the habit to stroll through the fields and collect walnuts, chestnuts, asparagus , mushrooms … endless natural delicacies. The Cazalleros are friendly and proud, they know how to enjoy life to the full and care for others. They benefit from the countryside but always with respect. They truely understand the meaning of ‘give and take’ to achieve the perfect harmony.
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Anita Schmidt | 24th March 2014