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Villages in Huelva


Villages in Huelva


The municipality is 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 village, listed as of Cultural Interest, has two churches noted for their special beauty: the Chapel of St. Bridget and the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Other points of interest include the Iglesia del Carmen and the Fuente del Carmen.

Galaroza is a city of about 22 km2 and gives its name to two other populated areas currently Navahermosa and Las Chinas, the latter shared with the municipality of La Nava. The town may have Islamic origin and come from Al-Jaroza that has different interpretations: Rose Valley, Valley of the Maidens and the Bride Valley. During the Middle Ages it belonged to the jurisdiction of Aracena, where it became independent in 1553 after several earlier attempts at emancipation did not bear fruit.

The hamlet of Galaroza has been declared of Historic interest due to the significant historical, architectural and environmental landscape. The primitive nucleus of the town was developed in medieval times on a small hill, crowned by the parish church surrounded by narrow winding streets adapted to the topography. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Galaroza had a remarkable economic and population growth, and the population continued to grow towards the Ermita del Carmen, to the Fountain of the Twelve Spouts, in search of the flat land between the hill of Santa Brigida. After the town was widened during the nineteenth century Barrio de la Fuente appears, where the streets are more regular being wide and straight. Most buildings are devoted to residential use, its traditional architecture characterized by the limited openings to the outside, generally not exceeding two floors, upstairs being the characteristic doblao. Communication between the original centre and the new area was conducted through the streets of Gumersindo Marquez, a key feature of the locality with the best built neoclassical mansions. The subsequent historical evolution of urban Galaroza finished in a triangular shape that of the present town, which entirely surrounds the Cerro de Santa Brigida.

The village has good conditions with plenty of examples of folk architecture characteristic of the Sierra. In this sense, it has good examples of baroque architecture of the eighteenth century, nineteenth-century neoclassical and modernist buildings, historicist regionalism and eclectic early twentieth century.

A second major growth occurred in the late nineteenth century, located in the northernmost area of Huelva and the Avenue of the Carpenters, so named for the abundance of workshops.

Crowning this hill is the Chapel of St. Brigid, one of the major architectural landmarks built in the late thirteenth or early fourteenth for the early Christian settlers.


Historic-Artistic Site.

Santa Brígida Hermitage, late fifteenth century. Romanesque plan.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, sixteenth century. Neo-classical style.

A conserved carving of the Virgen del Carmen- the sheave.

Divina Pastora Chapel

Nuestra Señora del Carmen Hermitage

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary


Los Doce Caños Fountain.


Sausages and hams. Winter Gazpacho.

Getting There

A Galaroza isreached from Sevilla by the CN-433 at km 103.A mile later is the intersection with another highway, the 435, which serves to reach the village from Huelva, the capital of the province, located 110 km away. GalarozaThis road provides access from the north through Extremadura, Andalusia whose border lies just 30 km away. To the west, also accessed via the N-433, reaching the Portuguese border to 52 km.

Navahermosa is located northeast of Huelva and is reached from the N-433 by two local roads that start at the km 0.

Las Chinas just a mile west is located downstream from Múrtigas, beside which runs the local access road that starts at km 104 of the N-433.


To Huelva 106 km
To Aracena 15 km
To Castaño del Robledo 9,5 km
To Fuenteheridos 6 km
To Cortegana 13 km
To Aroche 28 km
To Jabugo 5.5 km
To Seville 102 km


Ayuntamiento de Galaroza

La Pizarrillas, Galaroza



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