Pozo Alcón Outdoor activitiesHaga clic para modificar el estilo de subtítulo del Mountains animals patrón Cave house Saint Gregorio Saint Isidro Castril Cuevas
PozoAlcónHaga clic para modificar el estilo de subtítulo del patrón
Pozo Alcón issituated in Cazorla´s region, in Jaén ´s province.
Legend´s name The legend says that a bull called Alcón put its leg on the place where later, it appeared a well, and currently there is a source « Cup Source»
CustomsThere is a typical food, «flour crumbs»To make homemade wineThe tapas of the bars are very famous
Ai tamos!Editar Parties Saint Gregorio pilgrimage: It´s on ninth May of each year There is a procession with the saint, he is known as « the Child of the Ball» Then, everybody goes to a picnik spot «Hoyo of pines», and there they make typical food and they make a party with their friends
Festivities:They are from September 3 to September 8There is a procession with the village´s patron saintThere´s a party every nightThere are a lot of children activities
«The Hornico» is a refuge and a nature classroom
Vocabulary Region→ Comarca Province → Provincia Appear → Aparecer Currently → Actualmente Source → Fuente Flour crumbs → Migas de harina Homemade → Casero Wine → Vino Picnik spot → Merendero Stream → Arroyo Refuge → Albergue
ACTIVITIES IN SIERRA OF ALCÓN POZO POZO ALCÓNTHE MARSH OF THEBOLERA
ACTIVITIES IN THE MARSH•Canoeing•Swimming•Fishing•River rafting
•Canoeing -> More showy activity of the marsh in summer•Swimming-> Frequent activity in summer•Fishing->Many people are going to the marsh to realize this activity•River rafting->It is realize d inCerrada de la Alcantarilla
ACTIVITIES IN THE SIERRA• Hiking• Shot with arch• Routes in bicycle• Hunt
• Hiking->The principal activity realized in the mountains• Shot with arch->Activity that is realized in the summer camps• Routes by bike->Exciting activity that is realized all the year round• Hunt->Interest that Pozo Alcón people like much
VOCABULARYLife jacketOarcane of going fishingFishlineReelFishhookFodderBuoyFinsRope• harness
Mountain Animals of Pozo AlcónHaga clic para modificar el estilo de subtítulo del patrón
The FoxThe fox is a mammal, with a lot of hair,thin and long snout, a very long and hairytail.Its colour is reddish.It lives on smallanimals.
The BoarThe boar is a small and fat.It has brown hair.It grows long tusks.
The DeerThe deer is brown hair.It is big and it has big horns.It has a small tail, big ears and long snout.It lives on grass.
The EagleThe eagle has feathers, wings, beak and claws.It has brown, white and black feathers.
The OwlThe owl has feathers, wings, claws and beaks.It has brown, black, blue and whitefeathers.It has orange eyes.Her head can turn 180º.
Mountain GoatThe Mountain goat has horn and short hair.It has small, brown and white hair.Her tail is small.
The DoveThe dove has feathers, beak and wings.It has white, grey and black feathers.It is a small animal.
The SquirrelThe squirrel is a small animal.It lives in the pine.It has hairy and big tail.It has brown and grey hair.
The MouflonThe mouflon has big horn s, white legs.It has white, brown and black hair.Her tail is small.
The VultureThe vulture has feathers, claw, beak and wings.It hasn’t feathers on his head.It has brown and black feathers.It lives on dead animals.
VocabularyMammal: mamíferoSnout: MorroThin: FinoTail: ColaHairy: PeludaTo lives on: Alimentarse de algoReddish: RojizoBoar: JabalíTusk: ColmilloAntler: CuernoDeer: Ciervo
House-cavethe house –cave is a housebuilt underground.
advantage It is in nature. The temperature is constant.Haga clic para modificar el estilo de subtítulo del It is strong even in bad time. patrón It is rough. It can not set on fire.
disadvantage It has no windows.Haga clic para modificar el estilo de subtítulo del It can collapse. patrón
History: a stormy night,some shepherdsThe Legend is that on who took refuge in the current Cruz Of San Gregorio,witnessed the fall of a stone from sky , with the inscription JHS.Since then,the the poceños come to that place, on Saturday before May 9th to venerate this sacred stone.It goes on a piligrimage to the ‘’Child of the Ball’’ and the ‘’Veracruz’’ accompanied by floats,to celebrate mass.
Celebration:After the mass, the people next to the holy,go up to hole of the pines.People often dress costumes of flamenco.People spend a great day eating and drinking with theirs family and friends.
Most teens do their own group and are often made shirts with the names of the group.They spend all day together ,eating ,drinking ,singing, playing,dancing…When night falls, it begins the festival where everyone dances and sings with the singers, until late at night.Some people stay there to sleep at that rent cabins or simply put their own tents.The next day people go up again to finish the food that was left over and continue the party.
Vocabulary:Legend: Leyenda Mass: MisaStormy: Tormenta Holy : SantoShepherds: Pastores Hole the pines: Hoyo de los pinosRefuge: Refugio Spend: PasarCurrent: Actual Great: GranWitnessed: Testigo Most: La mayoría deStone: Piedra Teens: AdolescentesVenerate: Venerar/Adorar Own: PropioSacred: Sagrado Until: Hasta quePilgrimage: Peregrinación Rent cabins: Cabañas de alquilerCarrige: Carroza Simply: SimplementeTents: Tienda de campaña
san isidro labradorthis is san isidro labrador Object 1 2
Who is san Isidro Labrador?San Isidro´s patron of Cuevas del CampoSo every year we celebrate his onomastics with a procession in his honor .
Fifteenth of May In this day we celebrate a procession. We walk his image all over the town. On this day people go to bars all day. This day is a holiday for us. That day begins the celebration.
Sixteenth of May This day is a pilgriage to the shrine.On this day people go to the field. there are many games for example “ el jamón or la cuerda”. people drink much, they drink wine from the wineskin. People also get wet in the gutter
Sixteenth of May Then they go to bar happy to drink sangria and dancing paquito chocolatero. Then there is a procession. Some groups of people make shirts for that day.
Seventeenth of May This day is the last day of the holiday. We celebrated a mass for blessing the fields and a procesion. In the evening there are fireworks. Unfortunately the party is over.
Haga clic para modificar el estilo de subtítulo del patrón
Castril enjoys a valuable past, marked in From this little hamlet, which took the the beginning by the presence of the name of “Qastalla”, we maintain its close- Romans, who built here a small military knit narrow streets in the current settlement. During the Almond period, historic quarter. in the IX century, a castle was built In 1490, the Catholic Monarchs Isabel and around the rock as a defense for the Ferdinand bestowed Castril to Mr eastern Nastrid kingdom of Granada. At Hernando de Zafra as a feudal state. Mr that time, only a few houses existed, Hernando called for the Castillians which had been built at the foot of the rock under the shelter of the castle. to repopulate the area, through the Carta Puebla letter, appealing to them by offering lands and privileges. In 1504, the creation of Castril’s traditional glass blowing began.
The people of Castril resisted the troops of Napoleon on his way to the area of Levante, in 1810. As a form of punishment, Castril was looted and destroyed. The village archives were burnt down, along with the royal granary, the local church and the chapter houses. Plunged in misery, the rest of the century almost meant the end of the village, due to the privatization and the tree cutting became a great deal in the forests of the valley , a fact which significantly degraded its environment. It was also during this period that the blast furnaces were closed down.
LA PASARELAScaffolding made of old train rails fit into the rocky wall glides over the river, along a spectacular gorge called “La Cerrada". This promenade stars at the old power station, 500m away from the town centre. As you get to the end of the suspended footbridge, you can cross to the other side over a metallic strappy bridge and continue your walk through a man-made cavern inside the rock. The cavern is 70m long with a balcony from where you can enjoy the view o the last stretch of the narrow gorge
SENDERO DEL NACIMIENTO DEL RIO CASTRILThis trail begins at Cortijos del Nacimiento, which is situated in the Natural Park, and carries on below the river pipe. For 500 metres it continues along a trail that runs along the old power station canal. The trail goes up to a dam, from where you can admire the source of the River Castril opposite, at he root of a wide cirque. This ample source guarantees a considerable volume of water, even in dry years.
Since 1997, there has been a close bond offriendship and collaboration between Castriland the Literature Nobel Prize JoséSaramago. Castril has been the first place todedicate its public library to the Portuguesewriter, who was appointed “Adoptive son “ ofthe villages in 1997. The cultural Centre JoseSaramago hopes to become one the mainorganization promoting culture in thenorthern area of the province of Granada .Based on the spread and conservation aboutJose Saramago`s ethical legacy, three mainfields of work are being developed within thecentre : Cutural reflection ,Fine Arts andLiterature, cooperation and Human Rights
The old hydroelectric plant, situated at the beginning of the "Sendero de la Cerrada", was known in the village as "the electric factory". It worked from the beginningof the 20th century until the sixties. Now following a total reform, it has become a room.
Some colonies of the griffon vulture can be found in the cliffs of the village. Its spectacular to see its huge size and the way they move circling above. Now you can even spot young bearded vultures. This amazing bird, which was once extinct in Spain, has been reintroduced into the mountain range of Castril, where the last species of this Andalusian breed had completely disappeared.
THE OLIVE OIL LAMB SEGUREÑO Castril is known by producing one of The unbeatable quality and flavour ofthe best olive oils in the whole area. Its the meat is so appreciated here that itdefining characteristic is a delicious has become the star product in all theflavour and fruit scent, with a slightly area. The village of Castril containsspicy and sour taste. Part of the several pieces of land for pasture, both inharvesting is organic, that is to say, the the lowlands and also high in theolives are processed following a natural mountain range, and some breeds of antreatment, and no synthetically chemical excellent quality are also raised here.products or pesticides are used, only The high demand from visitors makes itorganic fertilizers. easy to find in all the butcher’s of theIts special flavour makes it delicious for town.both, cooking or seasoning salads andother dishes. The olive oil can bepurchased either from most of thegroceries, or directly from the two oilfactories in the municipality.
OUTDOOR “ENCIERROS”The most outstanding festivities in Castril, "the bulls" is related to its patron saints. The festivity consists of the encierros (the lock up of the bulls ) and the release of some young calves as some spontaneus spectatores rushing into the ring to face them. The festivity of he bulls is held on the second week of October, In Hernando Zafra square, situated in the centre of the village .Just for the ocasion, the main square is turned into an arena made of scaffolding wood , which serves for two purposes: On the one hand, as rows of seats and the other hand, as protection for the spectators and the bullfighting team.
The glass blowing tradition goes as far back as the beggining of the 16th century. Don Hernendo de Zafra built a glass factory in the village. The area offered all the necesary raw materials, wich were basically wood and silica. This factory was closed in 1878. The glass blown at the factory was mainly for industrial and domestic purposes: Recipient, bottles, carafes, etc. Decorative product were also made, some even for luxury purposes, such as the jars of Castril. the cows tongues are also typical from this area , an object used to mode water bottles. The Fundación José Saramago has launched the Centro Andaluz del Vidrio, CAV, with the aim of recovering this handicraft tradition, This project encourages culture and the art of glass making. The CAV makes use of different techniques of glass blowing, is the one that triggered the project, as it was the one that had been used in the old times. Other techniques are also used, such as the technique of the Glass Welding Torch, used to make glass sequences to be used in jewels, and the Technique of Fusing, which consist of melting flat glass in electric furnaces to obtain bright and colourful bowls, plates, astrays and other decoratice items. The CAV also has a workshop in Carmen St from where you can purchase pieces of glass.