Location

We are in the village of Corteconcepcion which is 45 mins north west of Seville close to the town of Aracena.The nearest Airport is Seville which is a pleasant drive on quiet roads and there is no need to go into Seville as you can drive round the outer ring road. Car hire is recommended but we can arrange airport transfers if required.

 


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Aracena is the nearest town and is the highest town in the Sierra Morena. It is protected by the remains of a Moorish castle and a hilltop church built by the Knights Templar.

 

The Church is well worth a visit, but the most impressive sight are the caves, Gruta de las Meravillas, that are under the castle. The largest caves in Spain and where the Indiana Jones movie was filmed. There are guided tours once groups of 12 are assembled. 

Aracena is famous for the black jamon, which are reared locally. There are many restaurants and tapas bars as well as local typical Spanish shops. The market is held on a Saturday and you can stock up on locally produced olives, ham and pate. In the summer, each village has its own fiestas which last 4 days each. They tend to be themed, such as the peach fiesta, the vegetable slaughter feria, the fiesta of the road, etc. They are both fun and real spain.

 


Visit the beautiful communal swimming pool in the Summer months, A great spot for a bit of sunbathing. It has a great little tapas bar for a spot of lunch after your swim later in the evening there is a free outdoors cinema

Seville is about 45 minutes away and is breathtaking in its architectural beauty, such as the Plaza de Espana, the gold tower, the bull ring and loads of museums. The catherdral is the second largest in Europe and is spectacular. And the shopping................!!!