The sight cannot be more delightful: a medieval castle on top of a hill and a whitewashed town of narrow streets beneath. Mountains as far as the eye can see, and the vast expanse of Spanish blue sky above. Segura de la Sierra was designated a Spanish History and Art Heritage Site in 1972.
Blue skies and rosemary and thyme scent prevail all year round in Segura, Cazorla and Las Villas National Park. Waters are clean, forests are alive and the summits are clear. Segura National Park, one of the gems of Iberian wildlife, enjoys outstanding figures in terms of biodiversity. Some of the animals that live here (which sometimes we sight on our hikes) are red and fallow deer, wild goats, mouflon, wild boar, golden eagle and bearded vulture. This chalky mountain range is covered with one of the richest Mediterranean forests where black pines and holm oaks champion a large number of other vegetal species.
Castles, mountain villages and white washed narrow-streeted towns are scattered throughout this well preserved rural area, as the local human population has always lived in harmony with its impressive natural surroundings. This scenery, presumably amongst the most exciting ones in Southern Europe, is still to be discovered by the vast majority of tourists.
Travelling to conserve
Segura National Park has been included in the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism and therefore it is generously supported by the Europarc Federation to improve the sustainable development and the management of tourism taking account of the needs of the environment, the local population and the local tourism businesses. This commitment with the preservation guarantees a quality experience for all visitors.
Musica en Segura de la Sierra is a complete holiday experience: world-class music in remarkable historical venues coupled with natural and cultural exploration of our tranquil mountain region.
Guided visits to Segura Castle and the town are a wonderful way to get immersed in the magic of Segura. The countryside surrounding Segura de la Sierra can be easily explored by foot, and there are numerous walking routes providing relaxed outings and opportunities to discover first-hand the wildlife and heritage of the area, especially the brand-new GR 247. For urban exploration, and appreciation of Spanish renaissance architecture, we propose day trips to the nearby cities of Ubeda and Baeza, or visits to neighbouring La Mancha. Local olive oil presses provide splendid oleotourism experiences and night sky observation at the Cosmolariumin Hornos Castle are major attractions of the area.
Whether you want to come to Segura on an individual basis or as part of an escorted group, Musica en Segura is commited to ensure a memorable experience for all. We are working with There are a number of tour operators from Spain, UK, Germany and Sweden who are working with us to provide complete packages for their customers.
Please contact us for further information, advise and ideas.
Where to stay and eat
Segura de la Sierra offers a large choice of Rural Hotels, Inns, Farms, Rural Cottages, Self Catering options open to you within town and the surrounding areas.
Whilst there are many choices to suit all and we strongly advise early booking to avoid disappointment.