~HIGUERA DE LA SIERRA~

The best of "Higuera de la Sierra" .

The basics

Higuera de la Sierra is a Spanish municipality in the region of the Sierra de Huelva in the province of Huelva, Andalucia. Higuera de la Sierra has 1409 inhabitants.

History

The geographical location of Higuera de la Sierra has been vital in the history of this county, actual gateway to the Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche.

In Roman Hispania, Higuera de la Sierra was associated with a crossing of Roman roads.

The most reliable historical data places the origin of Higuera de la Sierra in the reconquest period, with subsequent repopulation of the northern peninsula.

Sights

IGLESIA PARROQUIAL DE SAN SEBASTIÁN--PARISH CHURCH OF SAN SEBASTIAN
Its facade something aged for years, as the current building was constructed over another smaller and opened in 1746, seems to
presage the visitor of which you can see and enjoy within.


ESCULTURA DE SEBASTIÁN SANTOS ROJAS--SCULPTURE OF SEBASTIAN ROJAS SANTOS

This popular and prestigious religious sculptor born in Higuera de la Sierra in 1895, which has also gone on record many works, which can be perceived sensitivity and concept of beauty.


PLAZA DE TOROS--BULL RING
The first bullring in Higuera de la Sierra dating from the sixteenth century and was attached to the Chapel of the Holy Christ of the Rosary, with its lateral facade.


MONUMENTO A LOS REYES MAGOS--MONUMENT TO THE MAGI
Sculpture in honor of one of the parties that have given more popularity Higuera de la Sierra nationwide. Considered the Three Kings as one of the oldest in Spain, the City of Higuera de la Sierra wanted to pay a tribute in December 2006 to all those years of tradition.



LAVADERO DE LA FONTANILLA--LAUNDRY OF FONTANILLA

It is located in the district of the same name at the entrance to the town from Seville. At night the illuminated with orange hues source is who welcomes the traveler.



CUEVA DE LAS TOBAS--CAVE OF THE TOBAS

A 440 meters from Higuera de la Sierra is one of the most charming natural areas of the town. In the Cave of the Toba, an area characterized by karst formation with a small waterfall three Marian images, one of the Virgin of Lourdes, who chairs the place and two that are most are hidden.

Celebrations

The magical night of January 5, the narrow streets of the town hosting the epitome of higuereñas traditions, Three Kings, who flooded the streets of this village to see the magic, illusion and spectacle result of the work of a whole people.

In March, a pilgrimage to the shrine of the patron saint of the town, located about seven kilometers to enjoy a day of worship and devotion with this image, in a place of great beauty Higuera pasture. From there, the image of the Virgen del Prado is carried by the faithful to Higuera, where it remains until the holiday celebrations in his honor, during the month of May.
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Gastronomy

Lovers of good food can be found in bars and restaurants Higuera de la Sierra all kinds of Iberian pork, the flagship product of the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park.
The meadows that surround the town with the ideal environment for breeding and fattening of these animals, which provide top quality culinary products.
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Cabalgata de Reyes de Higuera de la Sierra