10 Things to do Good for Kids in Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park That You Shouldn't Miss

May 18, 2022 Tambra Mccollister

Man and nature coexist in harmony in the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park. Part of the Sierra Morena mountain system, this protected landscape has it all: high peaks and rocky cliffs, quaint villages, and wooded valleys shaded by Mediterranean oak and chestnut groves. The area is easily explored on foot via a system of walking paths, allowing visitors to properly take in the vivid green grass and colorful wildflowers. Make sure to taste the local fare while you’re here—this region is particularly known for its Iberian black pork and wild mushrooms.
Restaurants in Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park

1. Cinco Jotas

Carretera Huelva - Badajoz, 21290 Jabugo, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain +34 603 59 90 61 [email protected] http://www.cincojotas.es/visitas-bodega-cinco-jotas/
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5.0 based on 28 reviews

Cinco Jotas

The Cinco Jotas visitors center offers you guided tours through both, the country-side and our century old cellars to learn all about one of the most iconic products within spanish gastronomy, the Cinco Jotas acorn fed 100% iberico ham. Accompanied by one of our experts, that will answer all your questions you will be led through the ancient driying Patio, our interactive museum and one of our oldest cellars. The visit of the dehesa or meadow will allow you to meet first hand our 100% iberico pigs and the culture surrounding this environment, declared biosphere reserve by the UNESCO. To finish we offer you a tasting of Cinco Jotas ham paired with wine and if you wish, some other Cinco Jotas products. We look forward to your visit.

Reviewed By 524kamield - Carvoeiro, Portugal

We have been interested in the process of producing pata negra for some time and finally the moment was there. On the drive down to Jabuga from Zafra we had fantastic scenary. We booked a tour including visit to a farm. Our guide Diego (fluent english speaker) shared all his knowledge. Afterwards we went to the curing facility and museum where we tasted the ham 100% Iberico. Thank you Diego!

2. eBike Aracena

Avenida de Sevilla 9, 21200, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain +34 692 06 02 90 [email protected] http://ebikearacena.com
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eBike Aracena

Our customised routes allow you the freedom to discover the nature and the cultural heritage of Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. We want to offer you an other way of doing cycle tourism by renting electric bicycles. This way we guarantee anyone can do it.

Reviewed By pennybX3752XC

This was a real highlight of our stay in Spain. We hired 3 adult and 1 child bike (plus a baby seat) for our family of 5 (2 adults, one teen, one pre teen and a 2 year old). The bikes are like new and fully equipped with anything you need from GPS to puncture repair. Sandra and her husband supplied information about best routes to travel on and even accompanied us to the start of our route to help navigate the town’s streets. The children loved the bikes, speeding up hills and mountains with ease. It was a great way to explore the hills surrounding aracena without overheating or pulling a muscle. A great find and well worth a visit. We will be quite sad when we get back on our ‘normal’ bikes in England and can’t find the ‘boost’ button...!

3. Ibericos Vazquez

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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Ibericos Vazquez

Guided visit to our dehesa fields, you will see Iberian pigs in their natural surroundings. After we go to our Iberico ham factory and we learn about how make Iberico ham. Finally we taste iberian products.

4. Donana Aracena Aventura - Touristic Train

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Donana Aracena Aventura - Touristic Train

ARACENA , Heritage Route an hour by train, visiting the Old City to climb the hill where the castle walls and the Fortress Gothic Church belonging to the thirteenth century style. Continuing the tour of the most significant both for their religious and civil buildings neighborhoods. Also visit the Museum of Contemporary Art outdoors..

5. Pena de Arias Montano

No está en el municipio, está a las afueras, 21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain +34 959 12 57 10 http://www.alajar.net/pena%20arias%20montano.htm
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Pena de Arias Montano

Reviewed By 171tanyas - Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

Most people that visit here go to the bell tower but what they miss is the wonderful spiritual relaxing area just up on the slope behind them. There is an old tree which gives a lovely quiet shady area from where you can indulge in the peace, admire the view and indulge in the fresh air and the silence. I’ve visited here regularly since I was 13 years old. Yes the bell tower and the view down onto the village and across the mountain trains never fails to disappoint- but that beautiful little quiet retreat area is what this place is all about. I found that little seat for the first time this year- it was lovely and perfect for a quiet meditation if you are into that. In the winter months it is equally stunning and very quiet, in the summer months there is even a little bar - visit the beautiful church too. If you are in aracena- you just have to visit here- you will be glad you did.

6. Ermita Ntra. Sra. Reina de los Angeles

Está a las afueras del pueblo, 21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain +34 959 12 57 10 http://www.alajar.net/pena%20arias%20montano.htm
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Ermita Ntra. Sra. Reina de los Angeles

7. Gruta de las Maravillas

Calle del Pozo de La Nieve s/n Pedestrian street. No access to cars, 21200 Aracena, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain +34 663 93 78 76 [email protected] http://www.aracena.es/es/municipio/gruta/
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Gruta de las Maravillas

Reviewed By Rick_Huckstep - Ayamonte, Spain

The caves are spectacular and well worth the trip to Aracena, a couple of hours north of huelva. Pre booking is recommended as there are limited numbers each day.

8. Iglesia de la Asuncion

Plaza Principal, Aracena, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain
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4.0 based on 38 reviews

Iglesia de la Asuncion

9. Iglesia Prioral Del Castillo

Calle Nuestra Senora de La Asuncion s/n, 21200 Aracena, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain
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Iglesia Prioral Del Castillo

10. Plaza de Espana

21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain
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Plaza de Espana

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