Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche
The Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche occupy the western part of Sierra Morena where, beaten by humid winds from the Atlantic, are home to white villages of cobbled streets, which appear between large meadows of holm and cork oaks, organic olive groves, orchards and chestnuts.
The slate of which it is composed gives these mountains a hilly character, with gentle slopes, where large valleys of trees alternate with peaks crowned by enclosed woods and gorges, almost magical, along which the main river axes flow: Ribera del Chanza, Múrtigas and Ribera de Huelva. At its greatest altitude, where sandstone is the protagonist, appear singular geological formations, like Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena, or the Alájar and Zufre travertines, linked to emerging waters. granite is also present, as the batholith of Peñas de Aroche, whose existence has been linked to the rich metal seams that conditioned the region's intense mining activity: Minas de Cala or the Mining Reserve of Teuler.
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