To visit the chapel of San Benito Abad, you leave the town to the southeast, along the San Benito road. It is a short, pleasant walk to and from the chapel itself.
On entering the Natural Park, you will see the silhouette of Alanís standing out against a gentle slope. Its medieval castle at the top and, next to it, the chapel of San Juan are the most distinctive landmarks of the town.
The Chapel of la Virgen de las Huertas stands in a beautiful spot 5.5 kilometres from the town.
You set out from the Plaza Virgen de las Huertas along Calle Colón, passing the cemetery and taking the main road. It is a trail through olive groves and dehesas with beautiful panoramic views.
2 kilometres from the town centre stands the Chapel of Nuestra Señora del Robledo. Its earliest part is in the Mudejar style, with three naves, separated by pointed arches framed by an alfiz and a chancel covered by a hemispherical dome decorated with murals.
The chapel of the Virgen del Monte is located about 4 kilometres from Cazalla de la Sierra (see the Ermita y Camino Guide). Take the SE-195 towards the east. This is a quiet and pleasant road, along which many of the villagers walk. Like many of the alternative routes we have seen, you walk along the same path that the pilgrims take during the patron saint festivities.
Cazalla is located in the heart of the Natural Park. Its outstanding cultural importance is based on its history, which has provided it with a unique monumental and ethnological wealth.
Human presence in the area of El Pedroso can be dated back to the Palaeolithic period, thanks to the discovery of flint arrowheads. The Neolithic megalithic culture was also present in the area, as has been confirmed by the recent discovery of a tholos. El Pedroso, like most towns in the area, gained importance after the Reconquest.