Sierra de Espadán Nature Reserve Visitor Centre

Sierra de Espadán Nature Reserve Visitor Centre. Photo: Lluís Català

The Centre is located in the town of Eslida, inside the reserve itself.

It is the old school building which was restored and refurbished for use as a visitor centre.



It has an exhibition of 76 m² and an audiovisual presentation.

  • Exhibition:
    • Through your senses

      The visitor can smell aromatic plants, look at a visual puzzle view of the park, feel what it is like to extract the cork from the bark and hear a set of cowbells.

    • Information displays

      Set out the distribution of cork oaks in the Iberian Peninsula, the technique of making cork stoppers, charcoal ovens and Espadán ice stores, the art of making walking sticks, olives, olive oil and festivals celebrated in the towns roundabout.

    • Showcases

      Contain corks and the tools used in their manufacture, canes, hackberry wedges and a basket of wild mushrooms, a beehive made with cork and a selection of honey pots.

    • Modular Structure

      Contains information on all 19 villages in the Nature Reserve.

    • Model of the Sierra de Espadán Reserve
    • Wildlife

      Foam figures of the wildlife in the reserve are distributed throughout the center.

    • Information about the stripping of the bark

Exhibition space. Photo: Lluís Català

  • Documentary on the Sierra de Espadán Nature Reserve:

    This documentary gives a brief description of the park showing its diversity and landscape and emphasizing the fact that this is an inhabited area.



  • Owned by: Department of Infrastructure, Territory and Environment of the Generalitat Valenciana.
  • Teaching activities:
    • Information service: gives guidance about the features of the reserve and what to do there.
    • Environmental information: self guided visit to the exhibition, documentary.
    • Environmental Education Programme suitable for all.



The Visitor Centre is open:

  • Tuesday to Sunday, from 9h to 14h.

Check holiday opening hours by calling or emailing the centre.


Sierra de Espadán Nature Reserve Visitor Centre
C. Francisco Mondragón, 2
12528 Eslida, Castellón
T. 964 629 112


Source: Information provided by the Sierra de Espadán Nature Reserve Visitor Centre.