At the northern reaches of the province of Huelva, one hour away from the city of Seville, in the midst of a lush Natural Park, Linares de la Sierra enjoys a privileged environment where time slows to a halt. In the heart of the Jabugo PDO, landscapes reflect the ancestral bond between man and nature. Endless horizons of green oaks that make up the “dehesa”, a biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO, hide a string of white towns and villages, which will surprise you by their architectural wealth, but even more by their traditions and crafts, and the skills that have slowly developed, in dark cellars, the most delicious ham in the world.
Before or after a meal at Arrieros, you must spend some time to discover the unspoiled charm of towns like Alájar, Almonaster la Real, Aracena, Aroche, Castaño del Robledo, Cortegana, Cortelazor, Cumbres Mayores, Fuenteheridos, Galaroza, Higuera de la Sierra, Valdelarco o Zufre. Among this long list, Linares de la Sierra, also known as the Hidden Valley due to its matchless location, is the best-kept secret of the region: one of the smallest but also most charming little towns of the area, a jewel in the crown for those in search of a timeless Andalusia. Let yourself be seduced by Linares de la Sierra: wander around its narrow streets scented with orange blossom and jasmine, step on the llanos, black and white stone “doormats” in front of each house, walk by its imposing church and the picturesque bullring, follow the murmur of water to discover the fountains and ancient washing places, all in an atmosphere of calm and authenticity.