Calar de la Santa

History carved in stone

Stone has had its use in each period

The stone in these gullies tells us the history of the different prehistoric cultures that inhabited this area. The rock paintings, declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, and the remains of Metal Age settlements, show us how Calar de la Santa is a place of great historical and cultural interest.

Stone has been used for thousands of years

Calares are areas with abundant limestone rocks, and these ones have been used for thousands of years to extract stone blocks used as building material. The arid landscape of the limestone quarries contrasts with the denseness of the Spanish juniper forests, which make this place really unique.

Water springing from the stone

The limestone areas of these mountains are the source of abundant springs and streams that contain numerous species of great botanical interest. These waters play a vital ecological role, since they continuously feed the River Segura.
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Calar de la Santa
Cañada de la Cruz
El Sabinar
Moratalla
Castillo de Moratalla
Santuario de la Rogativa
Ayuntamiento
Casona Rueda
Convento franciscano de San Sebastián
Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Ermita de Santa Bárbara
Iglesia de la Purísima
Ermita de San Bartolomé
Iglesia de Santa Ana
Rincón florido
Teatro Trieta
Mirador de la Plaza de la Iglesia
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