Table Roldán – Cape of Cat

Mesa Roldán - Cabo de Gata
Table Roldán – Cape of Cat

The Natural Park of Cape of Cat-Níjar is the first maritime Park-terrestrial of Andalucia.  It is a park of volcanic origin and the space protected maritime-terrestrial of main surface and ecological importance of all the Western Mediterranean Sea European.

With one of the coastal bands of main beauty and ecological wealth of the Mediterranean western and an extension of 38.000 have, to which it is necessary to add a marine band of a mile of width (12.000 have), the Natural Park of Cape of Cat has turned into one of the natural jewels for the tourism of Almería.

The rise to Table Roldán is an experience that satisfies distinct interests, from the most generic or territorial, that will value especially the landscapes, to the most skilled, already was in geological questions like the interpretation of diverse traces that explain the training of the current relief; they are of historical or cultural brink, because they do not are missing on the way elements patrimoniales of interest; or of course, neither they have to remain defrauded the especially attracted looks by the alive nature in all his possible demonstrations, since it is a territory with a remarkable biodiversidad.

The curious form of the Table of Roldán has a clear explanation in the geological history of the zone, mark-gives by the vulcanism. It does some 8,7 million years formed a volcanic dome that surfaced of the sea like island or reef. At present it is the base of the plateau, his slopes of pending minor covers by thicket. The top, the rocky crest that the crown, is product of the colonisation of the reef by chorals, in back times -does some six million years- in which there was in the zone a tropical climate. In her can differentiate the highest band in appear it oolitos, that are small calcareous spheres that form in clean waters, warm and agitated.

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Almería 1 4 Km. 150 m. 150 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta
Abril 2015
lugar
Place
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Almería 1 4 Km.
Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Negativo
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150 m. 150 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta