Hidden among the hills of the Sierra de Aracena, Corteconcepcion is a small village with some 500 inhabitants. Once two smaller villages, it was combined in the 17th century and consequently has a square and a church at either end. There are a number of bars/restaurants, all serving freshly made meals and tapas, as well as a bank, a couple of corner shops, a gym, a pharmacy and one of the best Jamon producers in Spain. There are many great walking trails directly from the village which take you up into the hills or on to other villages or Aracena, the closest town. But what makes this village special, are its people who are warm, friendly and always ready to help visitors.
Aracena is the regional capital town and is 7km away by car and 4.5km cross country. Set on the hill is an Arabic castle with a Christian church inside the walls. It offers access to many beautiful historic buildings, as well as a theatre, a huge public swimming pool set in lovely gardens, an ancient bull ring, great plazas from which to people watch, and an abundance of family run restaurants, bars and shops. Best of all are the amazing caves beneath the castle hill from which the ‘Temple of Doom’ was filmed.