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Sierra Aracena, Andalucia

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Sierra de Aracena is the westernmost mountain range of the Sierra Morena, Andalusia, Spain. It is located in the northern part of Huelva Province.The range is named after the town of Aracena.DescriptionThe Sierra de Aracena is not very high and its mountains have a gentle, rounded shape. The height of most of the summits lies between 400and. Its highest point is 962m high Cerro del Castaño. Other notable summits are Cerro de San Cristóbal 917m and Cerro de Santa Bárbara 814m, the latter located close to Cortegana. The Odiel and Murtigas are the main rivers in the area of the range.The climate is relatively humid for Andalusian standards and there is a small village in most of the valleys. The undisturbed slopes of the mountains are mostly covered in forest, which is made up of Chestnut, Holm Oak and Cork Oak trees.Protected areasThe Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park is located in the area of the range.
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  • I’d really recommend the Sierra Aracena to do some working. The tiny mountain villages are very old, traditional and rarely visited by foreigners. The walks are picture-postcard through Andalusian...  more »
  • It is an area full of oak and native Monte. For September looks all pretty dry but charming. The most spectacular is the Gruta de las Maravillas in the Centre of Aracena.
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  • Quite a surprise. I didn't think there was such a natural paradise. Truly spectacular and recommended. Everyone is charming and there are many things to see both in Aracena and in the nearby villages.
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  • Wonderful location and its white villages and castles.
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