Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Nature Reserve




Contact details

Aracena, Huelva  (Andalusia)
Nature Reserve Management and Conservation Offices
cabildoviejo@gmail.com
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/servtc5/ventana/mostrarFicha.do?idEspacio=7420
http://www.andalucia.org/es/espacios-naturales/parque-natural/sierra-de-aracena-y-picos-de-aroche/
Tel.:+34 959993012
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. (Edificio histórico en la subida a la Iglesia del cerro del Castillo)
Aracena (Huelva)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 959129554 , +34 959129553 ], [+34 959129554 , +34 959129553 ]
cabildoviejo@gmail.com


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Schedule

  • From Sep 01 to Jun 30
  • From Thursday to Sunday From 09:30 to 14:30
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • From Jul 01 to Aug 31
  • Closing days: Monday