Villa Turistica Hotel
Travel Blogs from Huelva
... into the village of Cortelazor for some refreshments at a bar on the square.
After that we were in what felt like one of the more remote areas we were in all week, a beautiful spot where the trail went up and down ridges, crossed streams in open woodland, and passed farms with large houses with sheep and cattle guarded by very large dogs. At an idyllic streamside picnic ground surrounded by poplars and holm oaks in a ...
... shrimp – which are served whole in Spain with heads and
all). While the Lomo Iberico with the goat cheese sauce three nights earlier
was a little strong in flavor for my tastebuds, this evening’s Solomillo de
Iberico (Pork tenderloin) with a sauce of cream, sherry, and local mushrooms
was exquisite. Nevertheless, after almost a week of eating swine twice a day I’ll
be ready for some alternative protein source once I leave the Sierra.
... and abandoned equipment through which an almost blood red river runs.
Again, I came to this with little in the way of expectations because I hadn’t heard of the Minas de Rio Tinto before, but it was absolutely fascinating and very different from what I’d generally expect to experience on a trip to Europe, something almost more out of the American Wild West than the Old Continent. We ended our Rio Tinto day with a visit to the ...
geological names than I’ve seen in caves elsewhere. The normal tour is only in
Spanish, but our guide Craig (of Scottish background) is a geologist by
training and was able to explain them all in English with enormous enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, though, they don’t allow pictures in the caverns, except of
course the one their photographer will take of you for which they’ll charge you
... to Juno, Jupiter and Minerva plus an additional temple devoted to the Egyptian Goddess Isis. The only other Roman city with the same Temple configuration was Sbeitla in Tunisia (which we visited in November 2014).
The city’s wealth was derived from its tuna fishing industry and the fish salting factories, believed to originate from Phoenician times.
This small quiet ruins charges only Euros 1.50 to foreign visitors and ...