Aracena and the Sierra Morena

The Sierra Morena of Huelva is a surprising district that offers visitors a wealth of natural beauty and cultural heritage. One of the best ways to explore this region is by car, as it allows you to fully appreciate the scenic routes and stunning landscapes.

Driving through Sierra Morena of Huelva is an experience in itself. The winding roads take you through peaceful cool forest landscapes, where the pine tree competes with the cork oak or the chestnut tree and where nature may be enjoyed in places of unspoilt beauty. Along the way, you'll come across white villages crammed with artistic features, such as well-preserved castles, churches, hermitages, and even mosques.

Renting a car is a good idea if you want to fully explore Sierra Morena of Huelva at your own pace. It gives you the freedom to stop and admire the views or visit places that are off the beaten path. If you're arriving at Malaga airport and need to rent a car for your trip to Sierra Morena of Huelva, you can do so at Malagacar.com.

Aracena

Aracena, the capital of the district, is an imposing town, full of surprises. Its awe-inspiring Templar Castle, with a 13th century church within its grounds and, down below, the amazing Gruta de las Maravillas, surely the most romantic of Spain's great caves.

Fortresses and Hermitages

From Zufre or Higuera de la Sierra to Aroche or Rosal, there are no end of fortresses, such as the well-preserved ones at Cortegana or Almonaster. There are hermitages which are the focal point of a deep devotion to the Virgin Mary, such as Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles in Peña de Arias Montano near Alájar, a magical place in Andalusia's geography and the scene of a great pilgrimage festival on 8th September every year.

Almonster

Well worth a visit is Almonster, with its delightful well-preserved Mosque adjacent to the Castle and its churches featuring interesting architectural details of the style prevalent during the reign of Manuel I of Portugal.

Aroche

Aroche's most outstanding features are the city walls and the Castle-Bullring. The visitor may also admire the outstanding Museum of El Rosario, containing thousand of valuable exhibits.

Natural Beauty

The Sierra Morena mountain range extends for 400 kilometers from Jaén to Huelva. It is home to several natural parks that have been declared biosphere reserves for their rich diversity. These parks offer visitors a chance to connect with pure Andalusian nature through activities such as bird watching, cycling along greenways or exploring underground caves.

Dehesas de Sierra Morena

The Dehesas de Sierra Morena is the largest space in Spain's network of biosphere reserves. Its territory includes three natural parks in northern Andalusia: Sierra de Hornachuelos in Córdoba. These parks offer visitors a chance to connect with pure Andalusian nature through activities such as bird watching, cycling along greenways or exploring underground caves.

Fuenteheridos

Water and lush vegetation rub shoulders with genuine rural architecture in Fuenteheridos. This is the area that produces one of the best cured ham in the world and, along with its villages includes many other notable features.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Sierra Morena of Huelva offers visitors a wealth of natural beauty and cultural heritage. From its white villages crammed with artistic features to its peaceful cool forest landscapes and natural parks that have been declared biosphere reserves for their rich diversity. Visitors can also enjoy delicious local cuisine such as cured ham from Fuenteheridos. Renting a car on your arrival is a good idea if you want to fully explore this region at your own pace.

Huelva information

Huelva Attractions, Marshlands of the Odiel, the Discovery of America, Sierra Morena, Ayamonte, La Rabida, Moguer, Palos de la Frontera, El Rocio information, Doñana information
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