Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
(Leonardo Da Vinci)
Andalusia has more than 80 nature reserves, which account for about 18% of the entire area. The nature reserves in which we walk offer a unique botanical diversity and many special features. The Pinsapo fir (abies pinsapo), which is found only in Andalusia and in the Yebala Mountains of Morocco. The cork oak forest, "Alcornocales", with its huge ancient trees. Also the jagged rock formations around Grazalema, that offers protected breeding places to the impressive Griffon Vultures, amongst others and is home to many wildlife species, including 34 species of orchids and is now a nature reserve.