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Puerto de la Laja. Low Guadiana. Huelva. Spain

Country House of Hight Letrines

The "House of the High Latrines" comes from the reconstruction of existing latrines ruins next to the old mining village Puerto de la Laja banks of the Guadiana river, declared of Cultural Interest by the Government of Andalusia in the category Historic Site. The house is on the top floor of the new integrated mining quartered building. Registered in the Tourist Board of Huelva with the No. AR / HU / 327 09/12/2014.

Country House of Latrines Lower

The "Casa de las Letrinas Baja" (House of latrines Low") comes from the reconstruction of existing latrines ruins next to the old mining village Puerto de la Laja banks of the Guadiana river, declared of Cultural Interest by the Government of Andalusia in the category Historic Site.The single-storey house is newly built integrated in mining quartered. Registered in the Tourist Board of Huelva with the No. AR / HU / 327 09/12/2014.

Country House of Olives Trees

The "House of Olives Trees" is on the edge of the mining village of Puerto de la Laja banks of the Guadiana river, declared of Cultural Interest by the Government of Andalusia in the category of Historical Site. Next to the house in the garden of olives and almonds recovered, it stands a terrace with wooden floors. Registered in the Tourist Board of Huelva with the No. AR / HU / 331 of 09/12/2014.

Country house of Priests

The "House of the Priests" comes from the rehabiltacion of a house situated on the main quartered of the mining village of Puerto de la Laja banks of the Guadiana river, declared of Cultural Interest by the Government of Andalusia in the category of Historical Site. It is so named because two priests Huelva, after hanging habits were delivered there, a dissolute life. Registered in the Tourist Board of Huelva with the No. AR / HU / 329 of 09/12/2014.

Chief Engineer House

The "Engineer's House" comes from the rehabilitation of the home of the engineer-head of mines at Las Herrerías, located at one end of the row of houses in Puerto de la Laja. The spectacular mineral pier and the village on the banks of the Guadiana River have been declared a Site of Cultural Interest by the Junta de Andalucía. The three existing chimneys are conserved in the two rooms and kitchen of the original house and the oven in the patio, the true heart of the house. Registered in the Tourism Delegation of Huelva with the number AR / HU / 328 of 09/12/2014.
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Puerto de la Laja
Puerto de la Laja

Houses in Puerto de la Laja: The old mining village of Puerto de la Laja banks of the Guadiana river, declared of cultural interest by the Andalusian in the category of Historic Site is located in the heart of Lower Guadiana in one place privileged river of great natural beauty with a deafening silence. It has a spectacular pier - Pier mineral of great importance as industrial heritage.

The mining village was founded with the construction of the pier in 1858 to dispose of the mineral extracted from the mines of Herrerias, La Isabel, Cabeza de Pasto and Santa Catalina. Human settlement is characterized by rows of simple dwellings of a plant arranged in parallel rows, it is a type called "cuarteladas". Facilities, housing and the line now converted railway track are good examples of the important mining activity has had for more than a century until 1964.

From the Puerto de la Laja out the Greenway Guadiana Under the old route of the mining railway station to the old Glen Sardon 17 kilometers. Conversely, along the shore upstream, runs the river trail to Pomarao (Portugal) Twin of Puerto de la Laja (Spain) Portuguese village although it is advisable to walk to the old barracks Canaveral Civil Guard three kilometers .

The Guadiana river is navigable from antiquity to Mértola, many sailboats trace their waters are sailors who have been around the world and eventually end up saturating in its banks thanks to the numerous jetties berthing there and especially captivated by the beauty the river and its banks. The river is life and one of the great attractions of the place, in it you can practice all kinds of water sports such as rowing, canoeing, sailing, etc.
Now, with the new terrestrial communication, Portugal is five kilometers from Puerto de la Laja. Pomarão, twin village of Puerto de la Laja, opens the way for a whole region to discover the "Baixo Alentejo" with its golden plains, the land of the great writer nobel prize for literature José Saramago and "alentejano song" recently declared heritage humanity. A large waterfront extension in southeastern Baixo Alentejo is protected by the do Guadiana Natural Park.

The lower stretch of the Guadiana river, administrative border between Spain and Portugal is one of best preserved natural estuaries of the Iberian Peninsula. In its waters there is a significant wealth of fish including the European sturgeon, Saramugo (jarabugo) and other fish endemism. The fauna and flora are also important highlighting species like the osprey, eagle owl, black stork, heron and otters.

Today, on the banks of the Guadiana river of high ecological and landscape value are river beaches for swimming and beach bars, where in summer evenings can listen to musicians playing rwhile enjoying its rich cuisine.

In the Lower Guadiana basically four cuisines converge: the seaworthy kitchens Onubense Algarve coast and the Andévalo and Alentejana based dishes from hunting, extensive cattle of the region, their home gardens. Also noteworthy is the collection Turmas (white truffle) and gurumelos (Amanita ponderosa) in Andevalo and Portuguese Raya who bring a wealth of gastronomy.
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