La Era De Aracena
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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For our last full day in the Sierra Aracena the day dawned bright despite a few more torrential downpours through the night. We started with a short drive to the nearby village of Fuenteheridos from which the walk was started through a broad valley populated by gentleman estate owners from the cities and their preferred versions of agriculture – horses, cattle, sheep, and a few orchards instead of pigs. We progressed over a ...
... 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
... is part of a mineral-rich pyritic belt that extends into far southern Portugal. The Rio Tinto (Red River) gets its name from its natural very red color that results from the red algae that thrive in its highly acidic waters from the sulfurous mineral deposits that support little other life. Early man figured out around 5,000 years ago in what’s called the copper age that there were useful mineral deposits here and begin mining. The mining ...
... Knights Templars shortly after the Reconquista. There’s
not much to see in the castle and the church is fairly plain, but the views
over town are wonderful.
Aracena’s principal attraction is the Gruta de la Marvillas
(Cave of the Wonders), the largest and most impressive cave in Spain, said to
have been discovered in the mid-1800s by a young boy in search of a lost pig.
Interestingly, these caves are not ...
Today I did a wonderful Sunday morning walk with 2 British women who are here setting up workshops with the owners, to be help in the Spring, and Sam the owner. Buen Vino is at about 2400' and we walked down hill most of the way or level sometimes for two hours. We walked along wonderful moss covered stone walls and pass a lot of cork trees that recently had their cork bark removed...your ...