The phenomenon of banditry requires of a landscape that encourages the hiding, providing shelter for bandits fleeing justice. The extensive forest region, no beaten track, offered good hiding fugitives and outlaws. Cannons, highlands, hills, rivers, caves… protrude into the wild landscape of the Land of José María “The Tempranillo”.
Rivers and lakes invite a refreshing swim and pleasant. And, yet, on picturesque villages of ancient stories circulating around about the Tempranillo and many bandits who occupied this territory. Today, where outlaws hid one daysis a natural paradise to discover.
The Land of Jose Maria El Tempranillo have a terrain marked by gentle reliefs that result in beautiful landscapes, which become viewpoints, then, a list of the places you can not miss.
Mirador de la Camorra (ALAMEDA)
In Alameda, is the highest point of the Lands of Jose Maria El Tempranillo, where, on clear days, lands encompassed four provinces, Seville, Cordova, Malaga and Granada, others from neighboring villages, farmhouses, villages, roads, the lagoon Ratosa, etc ...
Mirador del Cerro Bellido (CASARICHE)
In Casariche find this viewpoint that has recreational area and traces of the Roman Quarries popular town, From this point you can see a wide panoramic popular town as well as a beautiful picture of landscape of olive groves characteristic of this land.
Mirador del Genil River Meander (BADOLATOSA)
In Badolatosa, specifically at kilometer 13 of the road connecting this town with its hamlet, Corcoya, access to a dirt road leading to a small watchtower, from which we can observe the beauty of the river meander formed to encircle the mountain Genil, and the small island formed by the river current capricious.
Mirador de la Laguna Amarga (JAUJA)
A 5 kms the Cockaigne, Lucena address, is the Nature Reserve Laguna Amarga and Sweet. After an appeal sendero with various botanical species of native flora, is the viewpoint of the Laguna Amarga, observatory where we can observe bird species such as the coot, the mallard, Heron, the egret, the gaviota reidora or from pan malvasía, endangered species and is often seen in this booking Ratural.
Crack Lookout (BENAMEJÍ)
Located a few meters from the Plaza de la Constitucion Benamejí, find this viewpoint, is a slope from which we observe the Genil River basin passing through Benamejí, plus a beautiful landscape of pine.
Landslides that occurred in this place in the 90, have threatened the municipality, as an important part of the literally slid into town “Crack”. The successful and rapid intervention of Local Administration, along with support from other provincial and national institutions, was key to stopping this natural process that threatened the stability of the soil of this county Cordoba.
Mirador of Peñolillas (PALENCIANA)
In Palenciana, landscape lovers and nature can find places of spectacular beauty, with the river Genil starring. From the village, in the viewpoint of the Peñolillas you can enjoy this pleasantly varied landscape.
Mirador de la Viñuela (JAUJA)
From this viewpoint you can see the geographical boundary between Seville and Cordoba, Genil River, provides for the people of Cockaigne and the tour of the streets, their gardens, and further, Sevilla in the neighboring village of Badolatosa and Malpasillo reservoir.
Located in the municipality of Cockaigne-Lucena is easily accessible by road from Cockaigne with Lucena. Ranked 13 hectares of natural reserve and 250 protection zone, is characterized by the presence of birds such as white-headed ducks, the little grebe, the wigeon, Shoveler, pato colorado, calamón, pochard and tufted, etc..
This lake is fed by rainwater and runoff. The high concentration of sulphate magnesium waters possessing endow the bitter that gives name to this gap.
It is said that a carrier carrying a cart with two oxen near the lagoon, they were startled to see a snake, stampeded and fell to the lagoon, can not be rescued, ni bueyes ni carro, because of its large depth. Now, the lagoon, is a closed space with priority given to the protection, research and the educational aspect (cultural visits) and sports (hiking).
It is adjacent to the Laguna Amarga, this is shallow and temporary, Coming to dry in summer as it feeds mainly on rainwater. Among the fauna, we can find the grebe, laughing gull, Heron, garcilla boheyera, etc ...
Lagoon Natural Reserve of Ratosa
It is located in the municipality of Alameda, it is accessible by the road connecting this town with La Roda de Andalucía. It is a shallow lagoon, temporary, because river discharge is. Plant life in the lagoon characterized by the presence of communities of halophilic, namely, plants adapted to grow in saline, especially Sosa. Its main ecological value is given both for its geological, as for the flora and fauna in this medium, the humedal salino.
East place out as the important for flamingo nesting constituting a complementary area of Fuente Piedra lagoon. Next to the pink flamingo, can be seen in its waters and the stork Shoveler. In reserve, found traces of human settlements, and findings pertaining to the Chalcolithic and the Iberian period.
It lies between the towns of Cockaigne and Badolatosa, on a surface 519 Acres that can be accessed via the road between Badolatosa with Corcoya. Is Malpasillo reservoir formed on the river Genil, with steep relief, sits on floor consists of marl yasíferas. In the vegetation of its banks is remarkable the abundance of reeds, reeds, cattails and scrub Mediterranean Labiatae and legumes on the slopes and some spring daffodils on the rocks.
This place is the perfect setting for the swan, being able to also find the ruddy duck. Birds are the most abundant Mallard duck real, teals, the spoon and the marsh harrier. In winter there is a large concentration of waterfowl. This area has been designated as Special Protection Area for Poultry.
The Natural Paraje Cordobilla also formed on Genil, with an amplitude of 1.460 Hectares. It is accessed by road from Badolatosa with Puente Genil, is surrounded by farmland, in an area where the predominant crops are olives, cereal and some other irrigated crops.
The Swamp, settles into a gentle relief and open and its banks are covered with abundant vegetation, among which include reeds, cattails andreeds, its banks provide shelter to an abundant aquatic fauna. Most of the reservoir is shallow which has enabled the emergence of vegetation within the same, so we can find a forest of tamarisk in the mouths of the rivers Anzur, Lucena and Genil.
At the dam there is a variety of waterfowl, as calamón, the crane, the Stilt and Common Sandpiper also herons advantage to catch fish on its banks.
The creek pontoon, is located in the municipality of Badolatosa, very near the Hermitage of Fuensanta Corcoya. The most characteristic aspect of this is the small cave stream that exists in one of its sections, product of the union of two of the sides of the mountains that form. This is a very beautiful little grotto, both its structure and the touch of freshness that brings water from the stream running through this place.
It tells the legend that the Virgin of Fuensanta united the two sides of the mountain for a woman, with his son to death, could pass to go to the doctor who was on the other side, the Alameda, so that a passageway formed between the two saws that women could move from side to side. This event date 1.579.