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Top Choice Historic Building in Almonaster la Real

Mezquita

This historic little mezquita (mosque) stands above the town about five minutes’ walk from the main square. The almost perfectly preserved structure, a rare find in this region, is like a miniature version of Córdob…
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Casa Padrino

With atmospheric dining by a brick-ring fireplace or on a sunny terrace, Casa Padrino serves scrumptious country fare loosely based on old village recipes. The pencas de acelgas (Swiss chard stuffed with Iberian por…
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Restaurante Arrieros

The art of slow food is taken to the extreme here with meals normally spinning out over several lazy hours. The innovative approach to local pork products and wild mushrooms, such as the mushroom-and-apple stuffed s…
Historic Site in Alájar

Peña de Arias Montano

High above Alájar, this rocky spur provides magical views over the village. The site takes its name from remarkable 16th-century polymath and humanist Benito Arias Montano, who repeatedly visited this spot for retre…
Andalucian in Castaño del Robledo

El Dornillo

Good honest mountain staples – grilled meats, croquettes, revueltos (Spanish-style scrambled egg dishes) and salads – rule the menu at this centrally located restaurant run by a friendly couple. On sunny days, the v…
Andalucian in Almonaster la Real

El Rincón de Curro

Look for this wonderful local restaurant in a whitewashed building on the main road just west of town. Since 2000, Señor Curro has been delighting discerning palates with his fine mountain cuisine. Local pork produc…
Church in Alájar

Ermita de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles

On the Peña de Arias Montano, the 16th-century Ermita de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles contains a small carving of the Virgin that is considered the patron of the whole Sierra de Aracena. In early September th…
Andalucian in Almonaster la Real

Restaurante Posada El Camino

Good regional cooking (wild mushrooms, ham-stuffed chard) is served in this country-style restaurant with fireplace and on its adjacent terrace at the Posada El Camino. It's half a kilometre east of Almonaster.
Church in Almonaster la Real

Iglesia de San Martín

The Mudéjar Iglesia de San Martín has a 16th-century portal in the Portuguese Manueline style, unique in the region.