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Visitors Centre Llano de las Américas

The Llano de las Américas visitors centre caters for two areas, the Parque Natural de Despeñaperros and the Paraje Natural Cascada de Cimbarra

By Nick Nutter | Updated 16 Mar 2022 | Jaén | Places To Go | Login to add to YOUR Favourites or Read Later
Visitors Centre Llanos de los Americas

Visitors Centre Llanos de los Americas

About 2 kilometres north east of the small town of Santa Helena, on the edge of the Parque Natural de Despeñaperros is the visitors centre, ‘Llano de las Américas’.


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Ibex in the Despanaperros Pass

Ibex in the Despanaperros Pass

The centre caters for two areas, the Parque Natural de Despeñaperros and the Paraje Natural Cascada de Cimbarra that is just south of the village of Aldeaquemada.


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Imperial eagle in the Despanaperros Pass

Imperial eagle in the Despanaperros Pass

Set in a clearing in pine woods, the centre is one of the better ones in Jaen. Within you will find displays explaining the geological formation of the Despeñaperros pass together with illustrations of its fauna and flora.


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The Despeñaperros Natural Park is the area surrounding the Despeñaperros pass. Its most outstanding natural feature is a formation called the ‘organ pipes’, visible from the mirador part way up the pass.

The Cascada de Cimbarra is famous for, as the name suggests, its cascades and waterfalls.

Make sure you ask for the walking trails through both areas.

For opening times of the Llano de las Américas visitors centre, click here

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