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Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Nature Reserve




Contact details

Nature Reserve Management and Conservation Offices
pn.aracena@cma@juntadeandalucia.es
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente
Tel.:+34 959129539
Fax.:+34 959129538

Location

Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Nature Reserve

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Description

Mediterranean forest

The Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Nature Reserve is located in the north of the province of Huelva, in the western part of the Sierra Morena.

The Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Nature Reserve is an excellent example of Mediterranean vegetation; it is home to cork oaks, gall oaks, and, in some areas, chestnut trees which form forests in the more humid areas. The flora also comprises pine trees and eucalyptus plantations. The fauna includes species such as the Iberian lynx, the black vulture, the black stork and the griffon vulture. The wooded pastures in this nature reserve serve as grazing areas for the famous ibérico pigs.

Municipalities

Huelva (Andalusia)

Almonaster la Real, Aracena


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Type of area
Nature reserve

Area
186.827 hectares

Map

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

Attractions in the surrounding area include the grotto known as the "Gruta de las Maravillas" near the Templars’ castle in Aracena, as well as prehistoric Celtic and Arab settlements.

Environmental information

The reserve is also famed for being an excellent place for collecting wild mushrooms and truffles.

Information for visits

Check with the visitor centres.

Visitor centres

Visitor centre: Cabildo Viejo

Location

Plaza Alta s/n
Aracena (Huelva)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 959128825]


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Schedule

From Sep 01 to Jun 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 18:00


Closing days: Monday

From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 18:00 to 20:00


Closing days: Monday