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Cumbres de San Bartolomé

Villages in Huelva

Cumbres de San Bartolomé

Cumbres (which means summits) de San Bartolomè is a small village north of the province, bordering with the province of Badajoz, in the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche, one of the most important protected areas of the Community that occupies the entire north of the province with its meadows and slopes covered predominantly by forests of oaks, cork oaks, chestnut trees and undergrowth, through which course numerous streams that form a landscape of extraordinary beauty and charm. The land is ideal for livestock, especially for the Iberian pig, which enjoys ideal conditions here.

Throughout the history of this settlement there were many crises caused by epidemics and border wars in the 14th century and the 16th -19th century. There were some moments of recovery especially the 16th century which had a population of 1200. In the nineteenth century, farming, agricultural and mining activities, as well as hunting and industrial applications brought some prosperity to the town, which reached over 1500 cumbreños at the end of the century.

Monuments

13th century Artillary wall
St. Bartholomew’s Church Stone cover and two Romanesque carvings).

Gastronomy

The village is sustained by is sustained by the fruits of the earth, grilled asparagus, gurumelos (brown mushrooms) or products of the slaughter of pigs.

Getting There

From Huelva
Once past La Nava, we find a marked crossing where it joins the HV-2111 to Cumbres.

From Seville
Take the N-433 from Sevilla, link up to Huelva with the N-435, to the junction where we take the HV-2111 to Cumbres.

Distances

Huelva 131 km
Cortegana 34 km
Galaroza 26 km
Cumbres Mayores 9 km
Aracena 40 km
Seville 127 km
Badajoz 111 km


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