Visit Cortegana and you you will not repent

Introduction of Cortegana

Cortegana is a Spanish municipality of the province of Huelva, in Aracena's Saw in Andalusia.In the year 2010 it was possessing 4.939 inhabitants. His superficial extension is 174 km ² and has a density of 28,39 hab/km ². His geographical coordinates are 37 º 54 ' N, 6 º 49 ' Or. It is placed to an altitude of 689 meters and to 120 kilometres of the capital of province, Huelva


It seems to be that it was founded by the turdetanos though there is not very clear the etymology of his name.

During the Roman epoch it was the former Corticata.

The Christian conquest was carried out by the Hospitable Order. It would change of successive hands times into the conflict of the Algarve to which the Agreement of Badajoz put end .

The building of his castle is related to the authorization that Sancho IV the Brave one gave to the city of Seville to construct them in his(her,your) border between the year 1284 to 1295.

Places of interest

How to come?

The only way of coming to Cortegana is for roads. Travelling by road is the easiest and comfortable way if you come from any place of Spain or of the world.

To lead direction Cortegana by road offers a few marvellous and beautiful conference of the Nature reserve It Saws of Aracena and Aroche's Beaks.
From Huelva, it is necessary to go for the H-31 and A-49 up to the exit 75: San Juan of the Port - corn merchant. Corn merchants lead direction for the Road that joins Huelva - Badajoz, N-435, spending for Valverde of the Way and Zalamea the Royal one. Near Galaroza it is necessary to take the N-433 and continue up to Cortegana. It is possible to come in bus from Huelva or in Car.

Traditional parties

Medieval days

Medieval days that, at the beginning of August, move Cortegana in the time, turning her for a few days, in the medieval only enclave up to turning into a tourist attraction with media impact to autonomous and national level. The Medieval Days, with the Castle as principal scene, where the whole people moves to the medieval epoch, are articulated concerning around four days in which maidens and jongleurs cross the streets of the locality since they were doing five centuries behind, there being organized diverse acts of the epoch like dinners, street markets, games, tilts, games of chess, concerts, theatrical representations and exhibitions.
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Pilgrimage of San Antonio of Padua.

Pilgrimage of San Antonio of Padua, with peregrination to The Court (Cortegana's village, to six km), that takes place in the middle of June.
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Employer holidays

Already in September the employer holidays are celebrated in honor of Our Lady of the Piety, with great participation of all the highland ones.
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