Sierra de Aracena y los Picos de Aroche Natural Park
Things to see
The magnificent caves, Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena, are the most popular tourist attraction in the province of Huelva.
As a former contested border area and scene of disputes between Castile and the Almohads and, later, Portugal, the Sierra de Aracena has many castles. The most notable ones are in Aracena, Cortegana, Aroche, Almonster and Cumbres Mayores. Other fortifications (some ruined) are in the northern edge of the park, at Encinasola, Cumbres de San Bartolomé, Cala and Santa Olalla del Cala.
Between Encinasola and the turn-off to this village on the N-435 near La Nava, on the banks of the Múrtigas river, are the ruins of Torres castle.
The Peña de Arias Montano, with a hermitage on a clifftop and great views, is near Alájar.
The Chorro de Santa Ana is a waterfall just outside the village of Santa Ana.
RESERVIORSThe embalses (reservoirs) just outside Aracena and Zufre are both good places for a dip and a picnic on a hot summer's day. there are also limited watersport facilities.
Hotels in the main towns and villages. Bed & Breakfast and casas rurales (country cottages) in beautiful rural locations. More on Sierra de Aracena accommodation page >