Country Houses in Spain. Valdelarco. Sierra de Aracena
Country houses in Valdelarco:
Due to its location in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena and the undeniable beauty of the landscape, Valdelarco is included in the most popular routes of rural tourism. The village and our country houses lies at an altitude of 650 meters above sea level. Rests at the entrance to a beautiful valley that has an arc, the origin of the name.
Their homes are scattered along the slope of the mountain, with steep and irregular streets, offering visitors a truly unique stamp.
Emphasizes white, contrasting with the deep green of the mountains.
Among the elements of civil architecture in the town highlighting the “corredores” a covered terrace type, also called “solanas”, which is the soul of an urban landscape and the image that lingers in the memory of all who visit.
As for religious architecture, it is worth pointing out the parish church of neoclassical style, dating from 1768. Pedro de Silva, foreman of the Archbishop of Seville, ordered the construction of the temple ruined by an earthquake. Emphasizes construction balanced proportions, now too bright, the simplicity of its interior and the majesty of the site on which it stands, symbolizing the divine rule over the earthly.
Few buildings are in themselves important, from an architectural standpoint, is the homogeneous of the settlement, and integration with its natural environment, which has value. The old Valdelarco is declared by the Andalusian public administation Historical-Artistic Heritage since 9 May 1983, as has been well preserved until today. However the Old village of Valdelarco has suffered unfortunate interventions. However, we can highlight some buildings of interest:
• The small cemetery, located on the extension of the road Jupiter, isolated and well integrated into its environment, now the old whitewashed niches are giving way to other shiny black marble.
• Old watermill in Estrados street , through which passed the bed of the stream, today Valdelarco tubing. The rehabilitation of the Mill for hotel started in 2007están stops and most of it lost.
• Corredor´s House in calle Atocha, in the corner next to the church, naimed priest's home.
The village has two bars:
One that of Emiliano, named "Bar Arroyo" in the square below that serves as casino of the Village, which is recommended dishes Iberian pork accompanied by grilled red peppers with a delicious sweet and fried cod.
Another of Francisco Manuel, established in an old house valdelarquina in which a sequence of rooms is used with little change for the new use. Since April 2001 the tenants of the property has been transferred to the new location in Batuerto street, opened with the name " Bar Victoria ". In the temporay you can taste while mushrooms dishes and a savory steak of iberian pork.
Other facilities include a family of Iberian pig slaughterhouse, called " Navarro ", which are produced by artisans sausages and hams. Has an store open to the public on the Bar Victoria on Batuerto street.