HELECHOSA DE LOS MONTES

Description

On the banks of the Cíjara Reservoir, whose basin is in the middle of the National Reserve , we find Helechosa de los Montes , a town that has very attractive landscapes, not in vain is it surrounded by the Sierra de los Batanes .

Helechosa de los Montes, together with the towns of Villarta de los Montes and Fuenlabrada de los Montes , constitutes the so-called "Calabria Extremadura" , an area located in the northeastern end of the province of Badajoz , within the region of La Siberia .

In the urban helmet of Helechosa de los Montes we find a varied set of housings with esgrafiadas facades and several paintings, constituting an example of the popular architecture so own of the zone. As regards the Plaza Mayor , the Town Hall stands out - which is crowned by a bell and a weather vane - and a fountain that includes the ancient Rollo of medieval origin. But among all the constructions of Helechosa , the one that stands out without a doubt is the Church of Our Lady of Altagracia , of Mudejar aspect and dating from the XVI century. Wood, brick and stone are the fundamental elements of this construction, inside which we find an altarpiece from the 16th century.

It is, however, the natural spot of Helechosa de los Montes, its main attraction. In the spot of La Barca , at the foot of the swamp, we find a small hermitage dedicated to San Isidro and San Francisco de Asís , as well as a picnic area and other recreational areas. In "El Muro" we find vestiges of Roman eras, castros and other archaeological data of interest that endow this place with a broad historical background. The "Fuente de los Manzanos" is a rest and refreshment area from which you can contemplate beautiful views.And for views, what better than to contemplate the Presa de Cíjara from one of the numerous recreational areas surrounding it.

The central axis of the gastronomy of Helechosa de los Montes are culinary elaborations related to fishing - salmorejos and the like - hunting and killing - highlighting the roast morcón and cachuela soup and the "cursed chorizos , " the pestorejo in adobo or "black pudding cure" -. Typical dishes are also the warm soup known as " ajocano " ,ajoblanco or gazpacho ; and sweets such as candelillas , cannelloni or canutos .

In the festive section, among the most noted celebrations are the Corpus Christi, its octave and Los Diablucos , all linked and of great tourist interest . Also highlights the Holy Week - in which in addition to processions are of interest the rosaries of the aurora and the "Bald Game" that take place in said onomastics - , the pilgrimage of San Isidro, San Blas in February, San Antonio in June or Our Lady the Virgin of Altagracia in September.

 

Recreational Activities / Adventure trip

  • CÍJARA MÁGICO

Activity: Cruceros fotograficos, alquiler de embarcaciones para pesca, alquiler de kayak, paseos en barco de 1/2. Senderismo guiado, peregrinaciones a guadalupe, berrea, rutas 4x4, observatorios de fauna salvaje.

Adress: FINCA LA HIGUERUELA, PARCELAS 11 y 12, POLÍGONO 2406692 – Helechosa de los Montes (Badajoz)

Phones: 678 687 803 / 666 298 599

Mail: cijaramagicosl@gmail.com

Web: www.cijaramagicosl.es

Hotels

  • HOSTAL HELECHOSA

Category: 2 Stars

Adress: AVENIDA EXTREMADURA, 53. 06692 – Helechosa de los Montes (Badajoz).

Phone: 924 658 281

Restaurants

  • BAR RESTAURANTE HOSTAL HELECHOSA

Category: 1 Fork

Adress: Avda Extremadura 53, 06692 Helechosa de los Montes (Badadjoz)

Phone: 924 658 281

Bar

  • BAR RESTAURANTE LA BARCA

Adress: CARRETERA HELECHOSA-BOHONAL Km. 4800. 06692 – Helechosa de los Montes (Badajoz)

  • BAR ALICIA

Adress: Plaza Cuatro Calles 4, 06692 Helechosa de los Montes (Badajoz)

  • BAR ARCENSO

Adress: Avda Virgen de Guadalupe 6, 06692 Helechosa de los Montes (Badajoz)

  • BAR A TOMAR POR CAÑAS

Adress: Avda de la Mancha 33, 06692 Bohonal de los Montes, (Badajoz)

 

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Rural Houses

  • LAS ABUELAS

Category: 2 Estrellas

Adress: C/ PERCHEL, 9. 06692 Helechosa de los Montes, Badajoz.

Phone: 924 658 283 / 679 609 009

Mail: las_abuelas@hotmail.com

Web: www.lasabuelasrural.com

  • LOS MONTES I

Category: 3 Stars.

Adress: Avenida de Extremadura, 16. 06692 Helechosa de los Montes, Badajoz.

Phone: 639 432 345 / 617 680 226

Mail: casaruralmontesdecijara@hotmail.comjuvclm@hotmail.com

Web: http://casaruralmontesdec.wixsite.com/montesdecijara

  • LOS MONTES II

Category: 4 Estrellas.

Adress: Avenida de Extremadura, 19. 06692 – Helechosa de los Montes (Badajoz)

Phone: 639 432 345 / 617 680 226

Mail: casaruralmontesdecijara@hotmail.comjuvclm@hotmail.com

Web: http://casaruralmontesdec.wixsite.com/montesdecijara

  • CASAS RURALES CÍJARA

Adress: 06692 – Helechosa de los Montes (Badajoz)

Phone: 629 56 74 10647 14 32 10

Web: www.casasruralescijara.es

Points of interest:

  • Casco Urbano: viviendas con fachadas esgrafiadas y pinturas varias.
  • Plaza Mayor / Ayuntamiento (Campana y Veleta) / Fuente con Rollo.
  • Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Altagracia.
  • Paraje de “La Barca”: Ermita de San Isidro y San Francisco de Asís / Merendero / Áreas de Recreo.
  • Otros parajes:
  • “El Muro”: Hallazgos arqueológicos.
  • “Fuente de los Manzanos”: Área de descanso y refresco.
  • Vistas de la Presa del Cíjara.