Calañas is a village in the province of Huelva, in the judicial district of Valverde del Camino, which is situated in the western part of Andévalo. It occupies the central part of the province. Historically, it has been called the mountain range ´Andévalo´ -the Romans called it “Caput Endobeli.” Nestled in the foothills is the town of Sierra Morena, near the end of a rugged plateau that rises over 300 metres. The importance of mining and agricultural settlements has made it an interesting area during many ages. This has facilitated a rich folklore tradition.
Church of Our Lady of Grace, sixteenth century. Herrera style. Reformed in the eighteenth century.
Ermita de Nuestra Señora de España( Shrine of Our Lady of Spain.) According to legend Don Rodrigo, the last Visigoth king, is buried here.
Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Coronada, siglo XV.
Mina de la Zarza.
Mine of Phoenician origin, more than 1000 meters deep.
Pigs kidneys and other varieties of pork cuts are prepared in the manner Andevaleña.
There is a popular aperitif, “Wine of the Virgin” which is a mixture of white wine with the sweet wine of the year.
Sweets: Enesita (traditional sweet prepared at Easter).
Exit Huelva heading to San Juan del Puerto – Trigueros – Fregenal de la Sierra. Around San Juan del Puerto, turn right: N-435 heading to Trigueros – Badajoz. Through Trigueros. Take A-496. Travesía de Sotiel Coronada y continuar hasta Calañas. Through Sotiel and continue to Calañas.
Distances from Calañas
Huelva 55 km
Tharsis 30 km
Alosno 37 km
Sevilla 100 km
Morante 1,8 km
Aracena 64 km
La Joya 30 km
Zalamea la Real 25 km
Cabezas Rubias 23 km
El Cerro Andévalo 15 km