Wood Culture Interpretation Center

ciCUM (Wood Culture Interpretation Center) It is an equipment that acts as a viewfinder that offers visitors a broad perspective of forest culture in the Sierras de Cazorla Segura and Las Villas. Try to give visibility to the cultural and ecological legacy embodied as heritage in the Natural Park. But ciCUM is not only the Vadillo Castril sawmill and its exhibition, but it is also the signposted town that surrounds it, the items interpreted through the Forest Heritage Route. ciCUM will carry out a set of activities such as educational workshops through new technologies, guided forest routes, conferences or demonstrations.

CiCUM is here to stay.

Origin: What today is the Natural Park of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas has been the vital ground of thousands of human beings who, as authentic pioneers, developed a culture around the use of wood, forests and all its wild resources in a sustainable way.

Possibly the most legendary and epic of the work that was carried out over hundreds of years was the timber understood as grazing of logs.
Here a history of wood, trees and forests, the laws that were established for exploitation and the sleepers that were manufactured here was forged.
It is a story that also tells us about the memory of the forest cable cars that blew the wood, of the muleteers who carried tons of material with their oxen and mules, of resin-trimmed axes barking trees, of sawmills that sank the saw well rhythm in the bowels of the wood, of shepherds of logs that crossed the river dancing on them.

It is a story that converges in the sawmill of Vadillo Castril, today the headquarters of the ciCUM, which ran between 1942 and 1986. The great adventure of wood did not end in the cars or trucks that carried the wood of Vadillo Castril because it surely continued in the ships of which he was a part and in his great maritime expeditions and also in the territory that, through naughty, with steel wire sewed the railroad.

Exposition: The ciCUM exhibition is a unique experience in an extraordinary environment. The objective of the center is to value the sawmill of Vadillo Castril and the highlights of its historical, social and technical development in the context of logging using original materials, sounds, videos, interactive and other resources.

Likewise, it is a memory space that seeks to emphasize the outstanding and anonymous people who worked in forestry activities, and who were pioneers in difficult times. But it has a broader desire: to provide a clear vision about the forest culture in the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and las Villas and its importance as a living model of the Mediterranean mountain culture in Andalusia. The different rooms that we will find are the following:

Sawmill room: You will find a simulation of the operation of the machinery for movement and cutting of logs.
-Sawmill room: We will find the different existing elements such as the control cabin and the machinery have been conditioned and located in their corresponding place.
-Sawmill room: The different interpretive panels are accompanied by sounds that refer to the operation of the sawmill.
-Workroom: We will find means of reproduction and original objects, the room deals with traditional uses and forest use.

Services:Visits to the center and guided tours.

The possibilities that will be offered to travelers from visits and guided routes to organized activities such as guided thematic itineraries, kayaking tours, cycle routes, off-road vehicles, services such as bicycle rental, binoculars, canoes, rafting, canyoning , climbing, abseiling, zip line, archery, horseback riding, etc. All this under the guarantee of Alma Gaia and its approved guides and equipment that will guarantee pleasant, illustrative and safe stays. Thus in a descent of ravines there will be time to explain a geological formation, a population of a botanical endemism, to contemplate the flight of a vulture or the diving of an aquatic blackbird. They will also have Cafeteria and Shop service.

Cafeteria / restaurant service: It is intended to follow the path of proximity products through a simple, local cuisine.

Store service: KM0 products, Bookstore, Mountain equipment line.


WINTER: from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

SUMMER: from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..

TARIFF:The cost per individual visit is € 2, with the exception of concerted groups of more than 30 members, disabled, retired, schoolchildren from Cazorla and region that will be € 1, and children under 5 years that will be free.

PHONE: (0034)953 72 13 30 – (0034)689 193 666

MAIL: info@almagaia.es