Sunday, March 14, 2010

The villages of the Sierra de Aracena

I thought it would be a good idea to provide a link to a local website which gives a description (in Spanish) of all the local villages and their history. Finca Buenvino lies between the villages of Los Marines and Fuenteheridos.

To learn more visit: http://www.sierradearacena.net/menu_general/pueblos/pueblos.htm



Danza de la Lanza
From the 1st to the 3rd of May there's an opportunity to see the curious Danza de la Lanza in the church of Hinojales, (click below to get an idea of what it is like to see 100 men or so dancing with castaƱets inside a church.) The seven leading dancers, all young men from the village, are dressed in starched 17th century petticoats, and blue plus fours. video

We are running four short (4 night stay) cookery courses in June this year, if anyone is interested please get in touch. The cost is 800 Euros, including all food, drink, excursions and collection from airport.

You can find more details on our website. (Http://www.fincabuenvino.com) In June, you can mix the cooking experience with a lazy alternative: lying by the pool every afternoon. Courses are for 4-8 people only. Bring a group, and the leader goes free!