10 reasons to visit the Sierra of Cádiz
10 reasons to visit the Sierra of Cádiz | Fuente: Photos y Texto: Destino Cádiz. Todos los derechos reservados.
We must admit we are in love with the Sierra of Cadiz, Spain. Every time we visit this place, its lovely villages and natural parks we discover new places to fall in love with. We would like to show you some of the reasons why we think you should also visit this unique corner. We hope you enjoy reading today´s post…
1. THE HIDDEN JEWEL OF THE PROVINCE.
The Sierra de Cádiz is one of the areas in Provincia de Cádiz the province which still remain undiscovered for many tourists. Definitely a great option for those seeking authenticity and new places to explore.
2. LAND OF ARTISANS.
The Sierra is renowned for its high-quality craftsmanship. There are many towns in the Sierra with a long craft tradition, such as Ubrique. Traditional pottery, master craftsmen, cheese factories, ceramic workshops and handmade products that you can take home, the Sierra has it all.
3. A RICH CULTURE AND HISTORY.
The first settlements in the Sierra date back to prehistory, thousands of years ago. It is proven that the Sierra was one of the first man-occupied areas on the peninsula, and there are samples of rock art scattered by several human populations. The Dolmen of Alberite, in the plains of Villamartin, is a impressive funerary monument, more than 6,000 years old.
The cultural richness of the Sierra is a reflection of the immense heritage left in our land by different civilizations like Phoenicians, Romans, Muslims or Christians …
4. A GASTRONOMIC PARADISE.
Local gastronomy is absolutely delicious and lacks nothing on fantastic ingredients like meat, fish or vegetables. There is a wide-ranging offer ethat will delight visitors and which can be tasted at any of the many tapas bars and restaurants in the area.
And if you’re lucky you could even watch a live cooking show outdoors and learn how to cook a tomato soup while tasting a good wine.The photo underneath shows a masterclass cooking lesson by Chef Antonio Orozco.
5. NATURE AT ITS PUREST.
The Sierra is known for its two beautiful natural parks, and its breathtakingly beautiful landscapes landscapes with fascinating diversity.
6. THE PERFECT PLACE FOR ACTIVE TOURISM.
And if you like Active Tourism, the Sierra is definitely a great place to do of outdoor activities: climbing, flights, paragliding, hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding and nature -related activities.
7. A RICH HERITAGE
As mentioned above, there is a rich and diverse cultural and historical cultural heritage in Sierra de Cadiz. There are all sort of places which have been declared Historic- Artistic Sites and Cultural Interest Goods: historical and religious buildings, Archaeological sites, and beautiful historical city centers like Arcos, Benaocaz, Grazalema , that will delight visitors.
The Sierra has an important network of of every type of museums: anthropological, archeological, artistic, religious even some which show the life of “Bandoleros” the most famous bandits in Andalusia from the XVII-XX centuries. Finally, we would like to mention the Archaeological Museum of Espera (MAE) which shows the many uses of water since ancient times and also displays some high value items.
8. A PERFECT RURAL TOURISM DESTINATION.
If you are looking for a rural tourism destination, the Sierra de Cadiz offers you a wide variety of first class accommodation to make your stay as pleasant as possible: Cortijos, Rural houses, hotels with charm … Everything you need to disconnect from daily routine…
9. CHARMING VILLAGES.
The delightful villages in the Sierra are all different from each other and there are many reasons why they are worth a visit. You will be fascinated by itis white-washed houses, their heritage, the surroundings, and most of all, because they are part of two well known routes in the peninsula: the White Villages Route and the Bull Route.
10. THE PEOPLE
But, without a doubt, the most important reason that make the Sierra a great place to visit, is its kind and lovely inhabitants.