Cerro de Los Murciélagos

Cerro de Los Murciélagos

Cerro de Los Murciélagos is a mountain peak at an elevation of 982m (3,221ft) above the sea level, located in southern Spain, in southwest of the province of Cordoba, in Andalusia.

Located within the Natural Park of the Sierras Subbéticas, the road to the summit is asphalted but narrow. It’s called CV-247. It’s a beautiful road set in the mountains of Andalusia. The road ends on a parking lot that offers stunning views.
The road is pretty steep. Starting from the village of Zuheros (on the CV-178 road), the ascent is 4.1 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 312 meters. The average gradient is 7.60%.

At the summit there’s a cave, known as Cueva de Los Murciélagos, with ibex and Neolithic human remains and representative Palaeolithic paintings of horses, bears and deer. The cave is named after the murciélagos (bats) that inhabit it. The caves were discovered in 1868 but they were not studied until 1938.