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Travel Tips for Aracena
A little slow
The town of Aracena is a little slow at times but do not think the people are slow when it comes to the shops and market. They are not.
Make sure you make the trip up to the church and do the trip down into the caves.
There are many tourist shops that you can look around in. You may even find a bargin or two.
Aracena is known for its cured hams called in Spanish Jamon Serrano or Mountain Ham in English. This is what one gets when you order Jamon in a Tapas bar. I would have bought one but I couldn't figure out how to get one of these bad boys past customs.
Andalusian National Park
We spent 2 weeks walking in the Andalusian National Park which is about 100 km inland from Huelva and about 800 metres up. We stayed about 10 km from Arathena. There are a number of waymarked footpaths like this one which ran along the back of our holiday cottage. Here I am walking back to the cottage for tea after having filled myself up on a very good wild mushroom tapas. Some of the local farmers are trying to save their old cork oak trees and begin reharvesting the cork if they can get the quality back up again.
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Just a night
"Town and Sierra"
The town of Aracena is actually on the eastern edge of the natural park of Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche. It is a good transport hub for the area, being linked to Sevilla and Huelva by Casal and Damas respectively. [It is not on a train line.] There are other Casal buses into the Sierra which reach Cortegana by two separate routes
and one a day to Zulfre, all provided by Casal.
Damas have a good website
but Casal only give telephone numbers. I found the information they provided unhelpful [i.e.wrong!] and you should try to get them, the tourist office or your hotel, if you are booking one, to send you the written timetable whuch I found reliable.
I did not actually have time for this but the Cueva de Meravillas is supposed to be quite something.
The belltower in the photo is actually the left hand building on the first one.
"Historical and artistic attractions"
Like practically all of the villages of the area, Aracena is a town where your eyes are drawn to the top where there is a fine church whose mudejar door is featured in the photo.
Beside it are the extensive and picturesque remains of the old castle.
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