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Things to see

Things to see

A taste of things to see in Aracena ©Michelle Chaplow
A taste of things to see in Aracena



Aracena has 7,814 inhabitants. The town gives it's name to the Sierra de Aracena, part of the Sierra Morena system. It is the largest town in the Parque Nautral Sierra de Aracena. In 2006 it was named Tourist Municipality in Andalucia, the first town in Huelva to achieve this status.


Cabildo Viejo

Cabildo Viejo is a fifteenth century building that has been used as a granary, town hall, prison and municipal government offices. More >

Castillo Fortaleza

The Castillo Fortaleza (castle) is well worth a visit for its splendid panoramic views over the town and surrounding countryside. More >

Gruta de las Maravillas

La Gruta de la Maravillas (the Cave of Wonders) is a network of limestone caverns located in the town of Aracena. More >

Iglesia de santa María de la Asuncíon

Built in 1528, Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción is one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in the province of Huelva. More >

Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Mayor Dolor

This church is the oldest and most emblematic church in Aracena and its construction began at the end of the thirteenth century. More >

Museo de Jamón

The 'jamón' (Iberican ham) museum was created as an Interpretation Centre for the Iberican Pig. More >

Plaza Alta

The Plaza Alta is a square that was originally built as the centre of Aracena around the fifteenth century. More >

Plaza Marqués de Aracena

Plaza de Marqués de Aracena, mostly known as the 'paseo', is the main square of the village.
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Plaza San Pedro

Plaza San Pedro is a small square located at the bottom of the village with Mudejar style Ermita San Pedro (chapel) over-looking it. More >