Route to Risco Grande

It culminates in the Pico de San Gregorio at 844 meters of altitude, recognized as a Sacred Mountain, for the wealth of Sacred Spaces, Altars of Offerings and Altars of Sacrifices that we can see sculpted in its granitic rocks, or Sacred Crags.

Not in vain has it been declared a National Archaeological Monument since 1933, thanks to the fact that on its summits there are visible remains of pre-Roman settlements, Arab settlements and necropolis and even a Muslim castle with its characteristic cistern at the top.


datos técnicos

Ruta al Risco Grande
6 Kilómetros
3 horas
Lineal / Circular
Media – Baja

All a wild space that has seen settled on its slopes all kinds of civilizations, from the Chalcolithic through the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romans, Visigoths and Muslims until its reconquest by the Christian armies on August 28, 1234. And not forgetting some Mousterian remains found, such as raederas and denticulates, which show that primitive man, Neanderthal Man, hunted in these lands between 30,000 and 120,000 years ago. A jewel that keeps this Sierra for history.

For all its steep slopes, for all its rugged cliffs and hidden caves and shelters under the defensive bastion that presents, the remains of that history make their way to our eyes, which will contemplate absorbed the great military and sacred wealth that this place boasts, forming some enclaves of its slopes an authentic Vettón Territory.


  • Distance: 6 km
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Difficulty: Medium – Low