Via della Plata

Guillena - Castilblanco de los Arroyos

18 km Difficulty
You leave Guillena through the River Rivera de Huelva and walking on a gravel road until you reach an industrial park where you can access different types of services, and you continue until the meadow of Cortijo del Chaparral, 7 kilometres away from the starting point. 

You continue on gravel roads close to the main road that leads to Castilblanco de los Arroyos. The housing development of La Colina welcomes you with its white houses built in traditional Andalusian style.

A monument to Cervantes welcomes you to Castilblanco, a place he mentioned in his novel “Las dos doncellas”. Here you can visit the church of Divino Salvador, of Mudéjar style.

I consigli del postino

In Castilblanco de los Arroyos there are two fountains we used to fetch water from, although now this is discouraged as they are not controlled by the health authorities - one of them, el Pilar Viejo, is just at the end of the street “Cuesta de la Espina”. This street is the steepest in the village and offers great views of the mountains, especially at dusk. The other fountain is the Pilar Nuevo, located just on the outskirts of the village, on the road to Almadén, precisely on the Camino. By this fountain, there is a road that takes you to the church of San Benito Abad, patron saint of Castilblanco, some 12 km away from the village. You can visit it from 9 in the morning to 8 in the evening. From this nice path, you get to the impressive surroundings of Sierra Morena and the new dam of Los Melonares. To eat, I’d recommend “venteras”, a typical local dish with asparagus as one of its main ingredients, therefore, you should eat it especially in November, their harvesting period”. Carmen López, Correos of Castilblanco de los Arroyos.