Reportages

Natural Heritage

In the most western area of Sierra Morena, to the north of the pro-vince of Huelva is a group of medium-height mountain ranges which make up the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche, a landscape which has been respectfully modelled …

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The Sierra: a protectted heritage

The important heritage of many villages in the mountain region is under perfect guarantee and protection. The historical centres of fourteen villages in the region have been classed as Places of Cultural Interest (BIC)…

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Civil Architecture. Patrimonial legacy

One of the outstanding elements of civil architecture in the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche are the bullrings. There is no real explanation for the large number of bullrings, 25 in total, in such a limited area of scattered villages with a small population. This peculiarity means that nowadays you can enjoy bull fights…

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Natural resources. The patient hand of Nature

The natural resources of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche have created a series of nature spots which are worth a visit, places where the elements have followed their natural course for centuries and have become the key to this region today…

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Fountains and washing places. The role of water in the Sierra

Rivers and ravines cross all the geography of the Nature Park. The rich river resources in the mountain region have favoured the proliferation of settlements which began to grow mostly around the water springs…

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Route of the castles. The historical heritage of the Sierra

There was a time in the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche when the border lines used to change place depending on the disputes between the kingdoms of Castile and Portugal. In view of this situation, the Castilian king Sancho IV El Bravo erected the so-called Galician Band, a series of castles distributed along the region to defend it from Portuguese raids…

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Charming places

The Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche are full of nature areas, monumental sites and unique spots in each and every one of its towns. We propose going on a trip which will take us to six stops, starting from Rosal de la Frontera, then to Zufre, passing through Aroche, Cumbres de San Bartolomé, Corteconcepción and finally to Higuera de la Sierra…

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A place to enjoy sport and nature

The Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche offer a wide range of possibilities to practise activities involving culture, heritage, sport and direct contact with nature…

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An oral legacy. Vocabulary used in the villages in the Sierra de Huelva

The vocabulary used in the villages in the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche is the result of the inheritance left by immigrants from León and Galicia during the repopulation back in the 13th century…

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Arts and crafts. Form of expression and a means of life

Craftwork is closely linked to the daily life in the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. The correlation between the people here and their natural surroundings has meant that different activities in the region, which are closely related to farm and cattle work, have become traditional and have also created crafts which are capable of becoming fine works of art…

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The Iberian Pig. A symbol of the Sierra

The history of Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche is closely linked to the figure of an animal that has been the driving force of a whole culture and has been the main source of income for the villages and the local inhabitants. The Iberian pig is a hallmark of the region and in villages like Jabugo, Cortegana or Cumbres Mayores…

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The slaughter. A ritual in winter in the mountain region

Although most Iberian pigs are slaughtered in industrial slaughterhouses, the towns in the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche preserve the traditional home slaughter as a legacy handed down from generation to generation…

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Naturally delicious: from Nature to the table

The Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche is one of the best examples of how the best can be made of traditional cooking. The delicious home-made dishes, like the ones carefully cooked for us by our grandmothers, are one of the best ambassadors for the Region…

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