Hotel Los Templarios
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... and a pleasant family inn to stay in for the week. Compared to some of the treks I’ve done, though, I found the terrain and scenery for the hikes to be a bit tame and rather similar from day to day, but I knew those would both be the case when I booked the trip. I guess I was up for a somewhat easy active holiday after doing some more significant challenges last year with my Langtang Valley and Annapurna Circuit treks in ...
... 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
... 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 ...
... br> though it’s early April, Spain’s position in the same time zone as most of
continental Europe results in it getting light very late and dark very late
during daylight savings time. A 9:30 departure represents a fairly early start
to the day.
Well, by the time we started walking the thunder and
lightning had ended but rain was still coming down steadily. The plan for the
day’s hike was to start at a ...
... leading to better views of the valleys.
On our descent we stopped at the Pena de Arias Montano, a
shrine on a rock cliff which towers above the village of Alajar. The site is
important as a pilgrimage site and as the birthplace and retreat of Arias
Montano, the humanist confessor to King Philip II.
Alajar is another attractive town in the area, still quite
busy with tourists from the cities as Semana Santa comes to ...