Cierzos y Cabreras

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The village of Los Cierzos and Las Cabreras is located northeast of the municipality, in a continuous succession of hills, where the «Loma del Santísimo» stands out. It limits are the village of Fuentes de Cesna, pertaining to the municipality of Algarinejo in Granada.

The location of these hills allow the visitor to enjoy extraordinary views along its winding roads. The layout of the hills, on which stand the scattered houses of the village of Cierzos and Cabreras, presents a successive chain of what could be called balconies and windows, from which the natural landscape of this mountainous area can be contemplated.

On one side we can see how at the foot of the steep slopes of these hills, the stream of «La Saucedilla» and the river Genil, made their way through the centuries, transforming their beds into reservoirs today; At the same time, some villages can be seen to the south of the municipality of Iznájar.

On the other side, the old Hins Ashar (Iznájar) appears, on a high hill of sandstone, dominating the Priego stream, after which other villages appear.

The archaeological remains found in the village reveal the Iberian presence in the area, where ceramics with geometric decoration and pieces of amphoras have been found.

One of the highlights the «Cerro del Hachuelo», which occupies a strategic place in the area, with an Iberian fortified enclosure where an abundance of archaeological remains have been found.

Among the elements of popular architecture that still remain in the village are different fountains such as «La Godoya», which were once used to fill jars, pitchers and pots to supply domestic consumption, and also as watering places. These sources evoke the ways of life and the sociocultural history of Iznájar and its Villages, leaving evidence of the importance of agricultural and social activities, from the ethnographic point of view, from a not too distant past. These fountains are an example of the culture and history of the settlements of the area and it shows what the daily life of its inhabitants was like, showing the ethnographical importance of the agricultural and social activities that took place there in the past.

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