Peñarroya Volcano and LagoonAlcolea de Calatrava (Ciudad Real)GPS: 38.94449996948242, -4.1058502197265625
This natural monument is situated between the municipalities Alcolea de Calatrava and Corral de Calatrava and is included in the volcanic group of Campo de Calatrava. The volcano stands out for its magnificent cone of 60 metres high, one of the best examples of Strombolian-type building. The lagoon was formed when the lava of the volcano captured Lobo stream.
The slopes support communities of holm oaks, kermes oaks, junipers, brooms, and Mediterranean scrub; along with, rushes in the lagoon surroundings. High geomorphological and landscape value in addition to its interest from a scientific, interpretation and environmental education point of view.
23 kilometers away from Ciudad Real to Alcolea de Calatrava by N-430 and then by CR-P-4124. Open access.
MOST SUITABLE VISIT TIME.
It is advisable to avoid summer months or times of excessive heat.