The monumental town of Huéscar was called Osca in Roman
times. It has noble houses, each with its coats of arms, churches
and places full of history. The impressive Colegiata de Nuestra
Señora de la Encarnación o Santa María
la Mayor, a national monument, is well worth a visit.
After crossing a landscape of rolling hills with mountains, the traveller reaches the town of Puebla de Don Fabrique, which shows the mark of the settlers which arrived from the north of Spain after the Christian conquest to repopulate the area. The village has impressive palace-houses, and its close to the Sierra de la Sagra, with an altitude of 2,382 m. This is an alpine landscape where huge sequoias imported from America grow on the path to the dam of San Clemente.