Zufre is located northeast of the province on the border with the province of Seville, in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Aracena and los Picos de Aroche, one of the most important protected areas of the community which occupies the entire north of the province with its meadows and small hills covered predominantly with oak forests, cork trees, chestnut trees and scrub, where numerous streams flow, forming a place of extraordinary beauty.
The city centre, which is characteristic of the rest of the sierra, is one of great beauty, which has seen it listed as a place of cultural interest. You can also find in the centre the Church of Santa Maria, Chapel of Santa. Zita, the Humilladero San Sebastian and the beautiful Town Hall. From its square there is a fantastic view of Zufre Dam.
Its name comes from the Arabic word Sufre, or Sutefie, which means tax. The towns Arabic origin can be seen in the layout of its streets, which are narrow and winding.
After the Christian reconquest it was established as a farmstead of Tejada, along with Paterna and Escacena. In the thirteenth century occupation was taken up of one of the two vicarages created after the restoration of the Diocese of Seville.
It is the third largest in the province, with a vast territory, hilly and uneven. The extensive forests provide resources such as wood and cork, wood, coal, grass and acorns.
The council aims to promote local development initiatives and capital investment. Currently rural tourism is an opportunity opens to new developments. In Zufre it is common for houses to be available for summer rental.
The area is very rich in hunting, for both big and small game.
Church of Santa Maria.
Town Hall. Inside are two chairs carved in stone, from the Court of the Inquisition.
Hermitage of Santa Zita.
Hermitage de Nuestra Señora del Puerto.
Church of the Immaculate Conception, the sixteenth century. Contains Gothic and Renaissance elements.
Remains of an Almohad wall.
Houses, Sixteenth – Eigteenth centuries.
Highlights include the guiso de menudo, gazpacho with offal, sausages, and stews of fish, caught in a traditional manner from the Zufre dam itself.
Pastries include pestiños and tortas de chicharrones
Leave Huelva heading towards San Juan del Puerto – Trigueros. On the outskirts of San Juan del Puerto, turn right onto the N-435 heading to Trigueros – Badajoz. Continue along the A-493. Pass through Valverde del Camino. Continue along the Carretera de Zalamea. Continue along the N-435 and pass near El Pozuelo. Around Zalamea la Real, turn right onto the A-461. On the outskirts of La Granada de Rio-Tinto, turn onto the HV-5011. Follow this road to Zufre.
Distances from Zufre
Nerva 40 km
Sevilla 78 km
Huelva 104 km
La Nava 47 km
Aracena 25 km
Cortegana 53 km
Fuenteheridos 36 km
Cañaveral de León 42 km
Higuera de la Sierra 12 km