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San Nicolás del Puerto

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San Nicolás del Puerto, a paradise in Seville’s Sierra Morena

Do you prefer going to the beach or the mountains? San Nicolás del Puerto has both. This paradise-like town is located in the heart of the Sierra Norte Natural Park. You can enjoy the peace of the mountains, the rush of adventure tourism and the fun of the artificial beach. There is a natural swimming pool by the River Galindón as it passes through the town. 

San Nicolás del Puerto has other wonders, including the Huéznar Waterfalls and Cerro del Hierro both declared Natural Monuments. Discover the routes of the Sierra Norte Greenway and admire its beauty. You can travel on foot or by bike or practise an adventure sport for an unforgettable experience. You can choose from rappel and climbing to caving. 

If you are looking to relax, this is also the right place. Since the town is small, peace is guaranteed. Enjoy the delicious mountain cuisine, based on game meat and Iberian pork products. 

As you can see, San Nicolás del Puerto is a destination that offers something for everyone. 


Getting to San Nicolás del Puerto

If you travel by car from Seville, take the A-4 motorway. Take exit 506 at Carmona. Enter the A-457 to Lora del Río, and from there take the A-455 to Constantina. Next, take the SE-163, and you will arrive in San Nicolás del Puerto in a few minutes. 

The town does not have a train station. The nearest one is Cazalla-Constantina, which is 15 kilometres away. However, you can travel by bus from Plaza de Armas station in Seville. 


Getting around

The best way to explore the town is on foot. However, you can also hike or cycle through its natural surroundings. The town has a bike rental service.


Reasons to visit

  • Admire the karst landscape of Cerro del Hierro. It looks like a destroyed city. Follow the route and dare to explore the caves. 
  • Enjoy nature at the Huéznar Waterfalls Natural Monument, a real heaven on earth. 
  • Watch the stars from the Cerro del Hierro Viewpoint, a unique place for stargazing. 
  • Walk or rent a bike and cycle along the Sierra Norte Greenway. You will love the natural surroundings. 
  • Try the gazpacho de conejo and caldereta de venado, both typical local dishes. You are sure to repeat. 
  • If you come in summer, go for a swim at San Nicolás del Puerto’s artificial beach. 
  • Are you a thrill-seeker? Dare to practise an adventure sport in the Sierra Norte Natural Park. 
  • Go to San Nicolás del Puerto’s Night of Terror in July to experience what real fear is. 


What to see 

The town centre is in Plaza de España, where San Sebastián Church is located. This 15th-century Mudejar temple has only one nave. 

Continue along Calle Real where the Town Hall is and head towards the Roman Bridge over the River Galindón. From here, you have a good view of the unique artificial beach. Take a dip if it gets too warm. 

The Shrine to San Diego is about 12 minutes away by car. It houses the sculpture of the town’s patron saint to whom the Mudejar-style temple owes its name. The pilgrimage in his honour takes place here every May. 

Now you can hike or cycle on one of the routes to discover the Sierra Norte Natural Park. There are several from which to choose. The Huéznar Waterfalls Natural Monument is on the Sierra Norte Greenway. The picnic area is perfect for relaxing in the countryside. 

You can explore the Natural Monument of karst formations if you take the Cerro del Hierro route. You can go caving. It is also the perfect place to go climbing. 


Places to visit

  1. Shrine to San Diego
  2. San Sebastián Church 
  3. Cerro del Hierro Natural Monument 
  4. San Nicolás del Puerto artificial beach
  5. Huéznar Waterfalls Natural Monument
  6. Roman bridge over the River Galindón
  7. Sierra Norte Natural Park


Surroundings

San Nicolás del Puerto is 105 kilometres from Seville in the Sierra Morena tourist region. Its countryside extends into the Sierra Norte Natural Park, a protected area. Visit the beautiful Huéznar Waterfalls, and Cerro del Hierro declared Natural Monuments.

Comarca
Sierra Morena Sevillana
Extension
45.00 Km²
Altitude
588.00 m
No. of inhabitants
599

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