22/12/17 - 21/02/18
What to see in the Sierra del Segura area
Rio Mundo Springs
The Sidecar viewpoint
Hermitage of Our Lady
El Diablo’s viewpoint
Los Infiernos viewpoint
Letur’s Church and surrounding quarter
Calares del Rio Mundo Natural Park
Los Chorros Cave
Mar de Nubes (Sea of Clouds)
Royal Mint of bronze Museum
Calar de la Sima
Castillo de yeste
Elche de la sierra
Castle of Taibilla
Bogarra river Springs
Mycological museum of Molinicos
Elche de la sierra
Sawdust carpets at Corpus Christi festival
At the beginning of October the dry weeds that covered the bulbs all summer are taken away. Then the field gets fertilized and watered, awaiting the harvest, which will happen when the sprouts begin to come out around the 20th of October. The harvest will last until around the 8th or 10th of November.
The harvest is of great beauty, and the curious visitor will be inspired by an immersion to learn about the farming, to be able to see in first person how arduous the work is, and to therefore understand the economic value saffron wields.
Each harvesting day the flowers of our fields are hand-picked, then taken to the workroom, where they are placed on a wide table so that several women will do the monda, or peeling of the stigmas from the flower. The stigmas will then be toasted and prepared for their packing.
The beauty of the colourful flowers, the autumn atmosphere in the fields and the sharing of the women while they await the flowers, are things that make up the joy of the harvesting days..
Kids’ immersion to saffron farming
2. Cultural, architectonic and culinary tourism
around the farming area
There are countless places of interest around our town Peñas de San Pedro, where both our rural space and farm are located.
The first place we want to highlight is our own town and its cultural schedule: www.penasdesanpedro.es
Following you can see a list of towns of interest, and a link to each one of them so that you can appreciate the great variety of activities one can enjoy during your stay in our rural space.
www.albacete.es. One of the great wealths of our town is how close it is from the city of Albacete, which offers a wide variety of culture and entertainment.
www.lezuza.es The town of Lezuza possesses a remarkable past. The recent archaeological excavations testify the existence of an Oretan oppidum as old as the 5th century BC, which played a relevant role after the Roman conquest at the end of the 3rd century BC due to its singular geographic location, which was an important stop in the Via Augusta, one of the great roads the Romans built during their stay in current Spain.
www.ayna.es Also known as “the Switzerland of La Mancha”, Ayna is nestled in Albacete’s mountain range of Sierra del Segura, in a narrow canyon forged by the Mundo river. The town has grown constrained by the watercourse and the spectacular sharp walls that enclose it.
www.riopar.com This is where the Mundo river springs to life, in the area of Los Chorros (Spanish for “streams”). This natural enclave is located some 8km from the town of Riópar, inside the Natural Park of Los Calares del Mundo y de la Sima