The top 3 reasons to go to San Nicolás del Puerto
El Cerro del Hierro, the Hueznar river waterfalls, and the Gastronomy
About 90 km north of Seville, the capital of Andalusia San Nicolas del Puerto, is the only village in Europe that boasts two natural monuments:
El Cerro del Hierro
El Cerro del Hierro is an ancient Roman mining site that will surely captivate all who witness its magnificence and beauty being:
A landscape shaped by nature and man through mining extraction that has given rise to an impressive view with a stunning array of colours.
A place of great geological interest, the limestone rock that composes this formation can be five hundred million years old
As I write this blog, there is a current partial trail closure due to landslide danger. Truly a shame, as it is an incredible experience, getting through passageways and tunnels that form a labyrinth used ages ago by miners and everyday explores today. If you go to the Sierra Norte of Seville, don’t miss this place, it is a temple for photography lovers.
The Hueznar river waterfalls
The other natural monument is the Hueznar river waterfalls. There’s a beautiful walk you can follow to reach it. The starting point is in the same village as San Nicolas del Puerto. The river is born here where you can get enjoy the playful bubbling that comes from the groundwater aquifer. The trail goes through the “Via Verde,” a historic trainway now used for hiking and cycling; here the Dehesa pastureland flora is pictured with cork oak and holm oak trees
The trail goes through deep vegetation until you reach the waterfalls. If you take the hike in the summertime, a refreshing dip is a welcomed reward.
The feeling of being in the middle of nature is a rewarding sensation, and worth visiting this wonderful, off the beaten track location for.
As we mentioned a few times on GoodProducer, Andalucia holds a world of food discoveries. Don’t forget to check out our small producers listed on our site.
The Sierra Norte of Seville is no exception. Here you can try amazing specialities such as Iberian ham, cheese, honey, olive oil, and wine; makers in this part of the world offer exceptional products.
San Nicolas del Puerto is a land of Dehesa where pigs, sheep, and goats live freely and are fed with the natural herbs and acorns from the land. Here, the notable season “Montanera,” starts in September where trees give acorns that in some years can last up to 5-6 months.
A tip on where to stay:
There’s a lovely residence in the village of San Nicolas del Puerto that is divided into a few available units. Accommodation alongside the banks of the Hueznar river, right in the middle of nature, within the Batan de la Monjas camping area.
Take a look at the website here
Gastronomically based travel is an amazing way to develop tourism. Discover new places and find out how products are made. Good food is simply a reflection of the land that it comes from. Meet the makers!.
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