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Land of landscapes, gastronomy and traditions: a video trip to Las Hurdes

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Meandro del Melero, Las Hurdes, Cáceres, Extremadura

The advantage of Las Hurdes over other destinations is that his curse (his isolation publicized cinematographically by Buñuel) is also his blessing, as it allows him to offer almost virgin landscapes, traditional slate houses found in many of his farmhouses and, no less important, a people who give the warmly welcome the stranger.

To visit the region of Las Hurdes is to be surprised almost every curve of the road: farmhouses (villages) at the bottom of valleys, gavías (terraces) in virtually inaccessible places, rivers that have fun dizzy our eyes chaining meander after meander.

Meandering from Mirador de El Gasco, Las Hurdes, Cáceres, Extremadura

The survival without comfort He has marked these lands so much that Unamuno coined a tremendous phrase here, "If in all parts of the world man is the son of the earth, in Las Hurdes the earth is the daughter of man".

From the slopes of the mountains, sculpted to have small farmland, to the homes of the Hurdan, where the slate is torn to the ground, man has shaped his surroundings to literally not starve or by the action of the elements.

Viewpoint of Las Carrascas, Las Hurdes, Cáceres, Extremadura

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