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, ...
... Jamon Serrano has a somewhat slimy, greasy
texture and over-salted flavor, but the Iberico and de Bellota I’ve had has
been really delicious. Therefore, it carries a major price premium in
restaurants and tapas bars.
Well, it was another long slog in the rain down into the
valley and then up to Castano del Robledo. Dinner again did not commence until
9:00 at Bar Robles with big platters of mixed salad, Croquetas (croquettes),
... it’s usually closed. Maricastana is a more upscale establishment than the Bar de Robles where we had our previous meals in town, a fancy white tablecloth and napkin kind of place with a limited menu but exquisite food using locally grown produce. I had an appetizer of Crema de Verduras con Gurumelos, a pureed vegetable soup with a very strongly flavored local mushroom that is one of the few that comes out in the spring. The Lomo Iberico was ...
... descent route and the town about 300 meters (1,000
feet) below. The town of Almonaster la Real was originally a Roman settlement
but contained a monastery during Visigothic times from which it begot its
Arabicized name Almonaster during the Moorish era. The lasting remains of that
epoch is a significant tenth-century Mezquita (mosque) dramatically located on
a hill above town.
From Almonaster La Real our posada hosts ...
... And then we had baked beans which were good, everyone else was amazed that I did not put my baked beans on the toast that was on my plate. I ate the toast first and then everyone said at once that the toast was for the baked beans, the English way. Then of course there was lots of wine, always good. I got up to clear my place and heard but you don't want ...