|In the middle of the 13th century, Fuenteheridos was
founded, its name comes from the existence of a fountain in that place
(Fonte Frigidu = Cold Source(fountain)). Witness
of the wealth of water in the area is the Fountain of all Twelve
Tubes, with an approximate wealth of two million liters a day.
Its urban hull centre has been declared Historical Artistic Set, it
is necessary to emphasize in this typical village the architectural
typology of its, buildings, its paved streets, as well as the Church
of the Holy Spirit,
of the 18th century. In the central square the shade of its two big
chestnut-tree (chestnut-colored) and a maple, turn it into a fresh
and suitable place where we will be able to pass a few agreeable evenings
of summer. Walking along this village we can´t forget to visit
the small and elegant botanical garden of Villa Onuba, whose origin
goes back at the end of the 19th century, where we will be able to
admire the immense cypresses, yews, cedars of the Himalayas, as well
as a great diversity of arboreal species difficult to find.
|The Hermitage of Holy Brigida (15th century), is an exceptional
viewing-point of Galaroza anywhere village, nailed in a
valley of chestnut-trees and fruit trees, at this beautiful people
village we will be able to visit the Temple of the Purest Concepcion
(16th century) as well as the different squares and summer-houses
along its streets, without forgetting to rise to the Era. On September
the popular party of the Jarritos is celebrated, from middle of 19th
century, from one to another as if it were a rainy day in the streets.
the Sierra we can't leave behind the so called Peña de
Arias Montano, declared place of cultural interest, balcony
to the sierra where the look goes further we can imagine; that together
with the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, make
of Alajar, one of the most beautiful villages that we are
going to see.
Little before we arrive in Almonaster la Real, we
will see its Mosque (califal
building of the 10th century) inscribed in the wall of the castle-fortress
(wall of Roman and Arabic factory).
Walking along its streets we will be able to contemplate the great
quantity of Mudejar and Gothic elements that are present in the
fronts of its houses.
In this typical people village one lives with great fervour its
parties of the Cross of May, where women wear their ancient typical
During these days the brethren devoted to one cross sing fandangos
and the other brethren reply with more songs.
the Sierra we must not forget Aracena, tourist place par excellence,
presided by the hill of the castle, on which the Church Prioral of
the Castle (12th century) and the ruins of the old fortress raise.
Under this hill we find the famous Cavern of the Marvels,
phreatic cavity with variety of formations and stalactites and stalagmites.
The tourist tour allows the contemplation of twelve lounges and six
lakes with a tour that exceeds 1200 meters.
Aracena, also has a series of religious and civil buildings of great
interest like the Church of the Asuncion (16th century) of Holy Catalina
(16th century), the Church of Carmen the former Town hall with its
Hernan Ruiz's front, of 1563.
are former castles some of medieval epoch as Cortegana's
castle built in times of Sancho IV, and that preserves its Romanesque
and Gothic style, on top of the hill above the village, where the
look gets lost in the horizon.
kilometres from Cortegana, , surrounded by nature and history, majestic
Aroche appears around an impressive enclosure wall of 17th
century, which does not manage to conceal the Almoravide Castle
(12th century), where a bullring was built last century.
The trip we propose you implies motivation for your part; you
will find the absence in ruins and paths, inhabited of dreams and tasks,
of daily gestures, of fierce patience. The one who is missing made possible
that foundation, who planted that old tree; after the shade of the things,
a life is beating if we learn to listen to her. Come as the discreet birds
that fly year after year to the corrals and to the belfries, do not despise
the occasion and leave yourselves go with the magic and the magic spell
of these place it is enough to clear you off from the routine, to walk