Aracena Park Hotel & Spa
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Travel Blogs from Aracena
... which starts a rather long stretch of the type of independent travel and touring I most often do in Europe.
On the whole I found the walking-oriented week tour in Sierra Aracena with Explore to be a very pleasant one. On the positive side the location was a fairly remote and untouristed one for Europe, one with a reasonably traditional culture and industries, with a good network of walking trails, good local food, ...
... I have learned on this trip in the Sierra Aracena is
that any cured ham in Spain can be called Jamon Serrano, which essentially
means mountain ham. Only that produced from the meat of the special dark-colored
breed of pig, Cerdo Iberico, can be called Jamon Iberico. And only the meat of
the breed if it’s been raised on a diet of acorns can be called Jamon Iberico
de Bellota, the supposedly tastiest swine leg of all. Supposedly curing over
... pig too and the dessert of locally grown chestnuts preserved in syrup over vanilla ice cream was superb! Pork has come to be known as "the other white meat" because it’s generally light-colored when cooked despite being the flesh of a large mammal. The flesh of the local acorn-fed Iberico breed of pig, though, is far from white, and the cooked loin meat is as red and dark as that of beef with a far richer flavor than the normal pork I’m used ...
... remote location but almost directly
underneath the hilltop castle built almost six centuries before the cavern’s
discovery. I honestly wasn’t expecting too much because I had never heard about
them previously, but they turned out to be one of the most beautiful caves I’ve
ever seen in terms of the formations in them, less a matter of sheer size than
the fantastic stalagtites, stalagmites, and other ...
... regions and not that far from Portugal. The region
constitutes a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its unique dehesa (open woodland)
landscape, mountains, and traditional way of life. Natural parks in Europe tend
to be somewhat different from parks in America in the sense that it’s not an
entirely wild landscape. There are several towns and many villages in the park
with a total population of 35,000, so the point of the park is ...