If you enjoy a natural setting and would like to enjoy being able to relax surrounded by natural and very charming surroundings, this is the right place for you.
Fuenteheridos is a small town in the Spanish autonomous community, or region, of Andalucía, in the province of Huelva more specifically, where you will find nature laying in every corner, as it is located in one of the most spectacular spots in the area known as the area of Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche.
It is located at approximately 700 meters above sea level, which make possible for the inhabitants of Fuenteheridos, which are a little more than 600, to enjoy of the great views of this area that, together with its heritage, will provide you with a unique rural tourism experience.
There are many options in this small town that will allow you to discover its culture and historical heritage in depth, something that you will be able to do especially in the historical center of Fuenteheridos, as it will present you with the essence and unique character of this small town in each of its narrow, stone-pave streets and alleys, and its traditional-looking houses.
Proof of the latter is that this very same historical center has been labelled as an important cultural and historical heritage site of Spain, and is where most places that we recommend you check out during your stay, are located.
Starting with one of the most iconic sights of the town, Plaza de Coso, here you will be able to learn more about one of the main building materials that have been used in this area for decades; a combination of quarry stone and marble which predominate in the architecture. And, very close from it you will also find the famous monument of Fuente de los Doce Caños.
The Iglesia del Espíritu Santo is another important place we recommend you visit, built in the neoclassical style, and the main floor of which was remodeled after the earthquake that hit Lisboa in the 18h century. In it, you will find an engraving of Virgen de la Fuente, the patron of Fuenteheridos, also from the 18th century.
Also from the 18th century is La Verónica, another building that we recommend you visit, since it is one of the very few “humilladeros” left in Andalucía, a small, religious monument that was usually build to mark the entrance of a town.
As for the natural landscapes that you will encounter in this area, there is here a natural reserve that happens to be one of the biggest natural protected areas in Andalucía.
Nature lovers will find in this place a true and unique green paradise where they will be able to enjoying and exploring the area, as well as engaging in any of the many different offers of active tourism in this area, such as hiking, riding a bike, or climbing, surrounded by some of the vastest, natural, land extensions in Andalucía, such as Camino de las Minas, or Camino del Cordel de las Buervas.
You will encounter in those woods many varieties of local flora, such as holm oaks, cork tree, or large pasture grounds, which are part of the natural heritage of this area, and of its great ecological value.
Amongst its local festivities, the most popular of them is Día del Bollo, in which the local inhabitants of Fuenteheridos gather together to enjoy eating some of the typical “hornazo”, or “rosca” which is a traditional variety of bread which has an egg inside. Another festivity which celebrates the local gastronomy is Fiesta de la Castaña, held in the first week of December.