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Iberian Ham School – Our first guests!

Eager to learn all about the Iberian Pig, I picked up our guests Gina and Steve, on Monday morning in Aracena. We start our Iberian Ham School with a visit to the Museum of the Jamón in the centre of Aracena where I give a guided tour of the museum; excellent students, they paid full attention as I explained about the way […]

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Heritage and Culture


Heritage and Culture The whole area has managed to maintain the traditions and idiosyncrasies of by gone days due to the relatively recent improvements in the communication and access to the area from the major cities around. This has allowed the buildings, cobbled streets, traditional crafts and customs to remain intact to this day and thus achieving heritage status in […]

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Our Iberian Pata Negra Ham School made the @sundaytimes

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We were very excited to receive a couple of emails from friends to tell us that our Iberian Pata Negra Ham school had been in the Sunday Times travel section this last Sunday (17th Feb 2013) Spain and Portugal 2013: Top 25 Holidays (subscription needed). Number 18 out of 25 for our well thought out gastronomic break only launched at the […]

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Flamenco in the Sierra


The Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche becomes a meltingpot of nature and cultural activities in autumn. That is why the Sala Raspa in Santa Ana la Real is going to organize from this weekend onwards flamenco weekends; precisely every first and third weekend of each month, there will be different flamenco/flamenco-fusion shows with reknown artists as you can […]

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Rodrigo La Trianera and the 3 Caravels

It was an early start, we’d packed the bags the night before and checked the weather forecast, here we were setting off at 7am to take the car for it’s yearly MOT and make the most of the day by spending it by the beach and it was all of 17º and CLOUDY! I mean how unjust can it get? […]

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Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park The 187,000 hectares was designated a natural park in 1986. It is the 2nd largest park in Andalucia and is by far the most varied thanks to the mixed Mediterranean and Atlantic climate we enjoy.  There are 4 ecosystems which allow an enormous variety of flora and fauna. You can spot birds […]

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Alájar is a typical picturesque village of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche with the impressive rocky outcrop towering above it, La Peña de Arias Montano which gives name to the place (Alájar means “the stone” in arabic). From the Peña there is a stunning view of Alájar, its fields of cork and holm oaks and the gently […]

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Restaurants in Alajar and beyond


When we explain what to do and see in the village and rest of the park we always mention places to eat. There are lots of restaurants in the area and we haven’t been able to try them all despite the time we’ve been here – too committed! There are a couple of things that need to be mentioned:  the […]

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Great Atmosphere at Las Posadas


This Easter we have welcomed a group of 11 Irish walkers to Posada de Alájar; their humour and resistance amazed us! I’m not sure if you know but we have just had the wettest March in Spain for 66 years but this did not deter our intrepid guests! They managed to get 2 decent days out of the five but […]

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Mushrooms Galore


Observe, study and collect the wide range of wild mushrooms and fungi that flourish in the sierra in Spring and Autumn. There are over five hundred types many being edible however many are also toxic and some  even lethal, so we don’t recommend you pick them yourselves but join guided groups which can take you to the most prolific areas. […]

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Posada de San Marcos: Calle Colon, 12, 21340 Alájar, Huelva, Spain CR/HU623
Posada de Alájar: Calle Médico Emilio González, 2, 21340 Alájar, Huelva, Spain H/HU531

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Phone: +34 959 12 57 12 Mobile: +34 667 90 61 32 Email: info@posadasalajar.com

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