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Address:

Paseo del Solar nº 77
Cazorla, Jaén, 23470
España

Car:

From Seville A4 to Bailen, turn onto the 322 to Úbeda and follow A-315 to Cazorla.

Public transportation:

Bus. Alsa. www.alsa.es

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Build your own sundial

Cazorla, Jaén

Make your own sundial and learn how to measure the time.

You'll see how to make sundials and a wide variety of instruments from the sixteenth century as nocturlabios or star clocks, nautical quadrants, astrolabes and weathervanes.
The ancient cultures possessed sufficient scientific knowledge of astronomy and mathematics to develop devices that allowed them to know the approximate time. There is evidence of the existence of sundials for over 3,500 years. At first, they were obelisk-shaped stones whose shadow mark the times of our ancestors. Other utensils worked with sand, fire, incense, candles, etc.. The sundial was imposed on others for its consistency, and for centuries it was used to know the different parts of the day. With the emergence of the mechanical clock, the sundial began its decline, but it survived for a period as some combined models were manufactured.
This artisan's workshop is located in La Huerta del Solar, in the highest part of Cazorla mountains, at the boundary between the people and the Natural Park, with spectacular views of the Sierra. Enjoy your visit, relax and breath the nature.
The price of the activity includes the pocket sundial you will make yourself.

Information about the craftsman

This is a small workshop in the town of Cazorla (Jaén). The owners have dedicated to this work since 1981. With studies of Metallurgy, their encounter with sundials was casual. The goal since the beginning was to create their own models in various sizes, each time trying to make them bigger.
Sundials are very interesting objects. As artisans they give them very great possibilities, as they can be built in many different ways, types, dimensions, materials, etc. They love the challenge of creating unique models.

Information about the area

Cazorla is located in the east of the province of Jaen, in Cerezuelo River valley, and is included in the Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas, the largest protected area in Spain, and the second of Europe, Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA). Noted for its biological richness, along with its fantastic cultural heritage, makes this environment one of the most attractive areas of Andalusia. Landscapes full of life, clear waters, biggest woodland in the country, white towns, small villages in the mountains... do you need more?.
Hiking: http://www.turismoencazorla.com/dondeiryquever/rutas.html
In town it is worth visiting the castle of the Yedra, which also houses the Museum of Arts and Traditions.

More info: http://www.turismoencazorla.com/dondeiryquever/monumentosycentros/castilloyedracazorla.php
Since 1994 marks the International Blues Festival Bluescazorla, which takes place in late July and is one of the pointers of the national scene.

Reservation policies

If cancel or modify up to 24 hours before the date of the activity, no fee will be charged. If you cancel or modify later or if you don´t show, the total price will be charged.

Payment methods

Only cash is accepted

Children policies

Children under the age of 12 are free of charge.

Pets policies

Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash in a courtyard.

Aditional options

They also offers accommodation. Two 4-bed homes. 35 euros per person per night. Contact us by email to reserve it.

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Build your own sundial

Build your own sundial

Make your own sundial and learn how to measure the time.

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Build your own sundial - Jose Antonio Roldán

Address:

Paseo del Solar nº 77
Cazorla, Jaén, 23470
España

Car:

From Seville A4 to Bailen, turn onto the 322 to Úbeda and follow A-315 to Cazorla.

Public transport:

Bus. Alsa. www.alsa.es

Cazorla es un municipio situado al este de la provincia de Jaén, se encuentra situado en las faldas de la Sierra de Cazorla. Posee un amplio patrimonio cultural y natural. Puedes visitar el Castillo de la Yedra, el Castillo de las Cinco Esquinas o el Monasterio de la Virgen de la Cabeza, entre otors lugares. Además también puedes visitar el Parque Natural de la Sierra de Cazorla, declarado Reserva de la Biofesra por la UNESCO desde 1983.

En contrarás más información sobre cazorla en : http://www.cazorla.es/