Aracena, the Grotto of wonders and the Sierra de Huelva
Aracena is one of the most charming towns in the Sierra de Huelva, Nevertheless, it is located a few kilometers from Seville, so your visit is more than recommended. It is located in the north of the province of Huelva, in the so-called Sierra de Aracena, next to the peaks of Aroche, and has a typical Andalusian architecture, as it offers a classic decoration of houses and buildings in white color, contrasting with the green of the landscape and the mountains. In this little town, you can learn everything about acorn ham, another of the delicacies of the Andalusian land.
To visit this area it is advisable to do it by car, therefore you can rent it for a single day and return it at night, you can do it directly HERE.
In Aracena there is also the Gruta de las Maravillas, a spring of beauty, forged by nature itself together with water and stone. A large expanse of lakes, abundance and variety of formations, all in an underground complex that was discovered in the late 19th century.
Direction: C / Pozo de la Nieve s / n
Schedule: every day of 10.00 a 13.30 h, and of 15.00 a 18.00 except the days 24, 25, 31, 1 Y 6 from January.
Phone: 663 937 876
To buy the ticket you can contact the phone: 955 468 404
For conservation reasons, entry is limited to a maximum of 1000 persons.
Information: the duration of the visit is approximately 45 minutes and 1200 meters. Humidity is quite high, you can't touch the formations, nor is the use of cameras or mobiles allowed.
Sierra de Aracena Route, Jabugo and Riotinto
From Seville, we will head northwest to pass through Rio Tinto. This mining area and its famous reddish river. They undoubtedly make up a Martian landscape created for more than 2000 years. During our visit we will stop to enjoy this natural spectacle located in the province of Huelva.
Continuing with our route to go to the Dehesas de Sierra Morena biosphere reserve. We will also visit this enclave dotted with mountain villages, holm oak and cork oak forests, where to know the life of its inhabitants. A space where the fighting bull and the Iberian pig live, animals that are part of the Andalusian culture and that we can see.
Finally we will arrive at Aracena, where we will visit your castle. During our visit we will visit the Grotto of Wonders. A cave located within the town and whose geological formations will surprise us. Other places that we can discover on our route are the rock of Arias Montano where we can explore the Mediterranean forest enjoying the surroundings or other corners of the mountains such as the Almonaster la Real mosque., or if we request it we can have the possibility of visiting a farm of fighting bulls or a pasture of Iberian pigs.
You can book this route HERE, where you will also find all the information, price and hours.
Doñana and El Rocío natural park
Doñana is a protected natural area, located in the southwest of Andalusia and comprise both the National Park, like the Doñana Natural Park. Space characterized by housing numerous species of birds and mammals, among which the fallow deer stand out, the deer and the Iberian lynx.
The tour begins leaving from Seville capital towards the town of Coria del Río, on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, door of the Doñana wetland to the north of the river marshes, where the largest white stork colony in Europe is located and where visitors can observe thousands of birds in their natural habitat.
Every year, the marshes are home to approximately 200.000 individuals over 300 bird species, which makes them the most prestigious natural area on the continent.
The next landmark will be the most important rice field in Spain where the Spanish thriller La isla minimas was filmed.. Continuing the tour until reaching the northern area of the Doñana National Park, followed by the village of Rocío, characterized by having a typical Wild West atmosphere, with white houses and sandy streets crossed by horses and people on foot. Where the group will enter to see the famous Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora del Rocío, popularly known as the hermitage of Rocío.
After visiting the village of Rocío we will discover the beautiful palace and the trails of the Doñana National Park, next to the La Rocina stream. A tour suitable for all audiences. in addition, the beach of the town of Matalascañas will be visited, where visitors will see the largest dune system in the country.
You can book this route HERE, where you will also find all the information, price and hours.
Carmona is one of the most charming towns in Seville, It is also only 30 kilometers from the capital. The easiest way to get there is by road, And as it happens in almost all Andalusia, its climate is mild in winter and hot in summer., so spring and autumn are the most recommended seasons to visit the city.
We propose a guide with the essential places to visit in Carmona:
- Alcazar of the Puerta de Sevilla
It is one of the most emblematic monuments of the municipality. This fortress was built in the western part in order to protect the weakest area of the city. We recommend that you go up to the Torre del Oro so that you can enjoy the best views. History lovers will be impressed by how well the wall is preserved.
- Movie sets
Bernarda Alba's house, Alone, Carmen or Nobody knows anyone are some of the films that have been shot in Carmona. Its palaces, iglesias, convents and cereal fields make it a wonderful place where it is worth getting lost in its streets.
- Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona
All those who enjoy funerary tourism will be satisfied when they discover the Necropolis dating from the 1st century BC.. It is very curious because you will learn what burials were like according to social class and the types of tombs that existed. It is also important that you visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Archaeological Museum.
- Palace Houses
You cannot leave Carmona without visiting these monuments. Some have been converted into a hotel, like the Carmona Palace House, a 16th century Renaissance palace where you can see the splendor of the aristocratic families of the municipality. Another Palace House of interest is the Domínguez, which is today the Public Library and the Municipal Archive.
Osuna is an ancient and millenary city in the countryside near the Sierra Sur de Sevilla, on the A-92 highway 83 kilometers from the capital. It is of pre-Roman origin Urso, and it was populated by Romans colony Genetiva Julia and Arabs, until the conquest of Fernando III. The land it occupies makes up a historical legacy, artistic and cultural, next to an impressive landscape and natural wealth.
We propose a guide with the essential places to visit in Osuna:
It is a magnificent 16th century building, being a university of its own until the French occupation of the 19th century, Nevertheless, For several years he has been part of the University of Seville. It is a rectangular building with a central courtyard, and has been the scene of Game of Thrones.
- Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.
It is an important architectural complex and constitutes the main attraction of the city, It is in the Renaissance style and in it we can find the Chapel of the Pantheon.
- Monastery of the Incarnation
Formerly a hospital, it is now a convent of Mercedarias, dedicated to the Virgen de la Merced, and inside it has a museum: the Museum of Sacred Art, where it stands out in the main altarpiece.
- Church and Tower of La Merced
It is an old baroque style convent, made of stone and ashlar.
- The main square
It is one of the most emblematic places, is in the heart of the city, and in it are the City Hall, the Church of the Convent of the Conception, baroque style, and other buildings like the Casino.
Near the Plaza Mayor, is the Water Tower, which houses the archaeological museum with remains found in the town.
Visit Cádiz and Jerez
The visit to Cádiz and Jerez is the perfect route for lovers of fine wine and the Costa de la Luz.
This route starts from the center of the Andalusian capital. Address Cádiz just one hour from Seville, is the largest city of Cadiz in extension, Jerez, first visit of the route.
There we will visit the center of the city and the most important corners of the town of Cadiz.. You will walk until you reach the cathedral and the Real Alcázar, where we can take some pictures of the surroundings before carrying out the most important visit of the city, the winery. One of the most anticipated stops by customers, since they will know the history of a mythical Jerez family, linked for more than 100 years to the world of wine. A beautiful visit inside one of the Jerez wineries, in which every corner of it will be discovered, by the hand of one of the official guides of the enclosure. Ending the visit to the winery with the tasting of two types of fine wine produced by it
The tour continues with a visit and lunch in the city of Cádiz, after a nice trip by car or bus from where you will see the tallest buildings of El Puerto de Santa María, next to the Bay of Cádiz. This city hides a unique maritime atmosphere. Known for its carnivals, is seen by all as the city of comedy and street art. The Plaza de San Juan de Dios, Cathedral, the Viña neighborhood, the promenade and the Castle of San Sebastián are the emblematic places that visitors will be able to enjoy under the guidance of the company guide. An important city for being one of the oldest in Europe and the cradle of Spanish Democracy.
You can visit this route HERE, where you will also find all the information, price and hours.