Traveling in Huelva
In Andalusia there are many picturesque and interesting places for tourists, one of the most unusual provinces is Huelva. The eponymous capital of the province is quite an original city. The trip here will be remembered for a long time. You will not find here architectural beauties like in Haen or Seville, you can not rest on a noisy disco like in Malaga. But the local atmospheric landscapes and the sea spaces with beautiful beaches - this is the reason for an exciting trip. What can you see in Huelva and its environs?
The city is on the Atlantic coast, there are many wonderful sandy beaches, which are visited by holidaymakers from different European countries and the continental part of Spain itself. However, not only sand and swimming in the ocean attract travelers. Fans of gastronomic entertainment can taste delicious and fresh seafood, and lovers of sports and activities will find something to do both in the sea and on land.
On the territory of the town and nearby there are many golf courses, as well as a rocky terrain to overcome high-grade routes by climbers. Athletes who choose for themselves surfing and diving, sailboat sailing, parachute jumping, will also not be left without entertainment opportunities. In Huelva there are not only architectural, sports, but also cultural locations, for example, the city theater "Gran Teatro", which you can go to see the film, listen to an opera or a concert.
How to get there?
Get from Madrid or Malaga can be in a rented car, which is the best choice for those who have an international driver's license. From Madrid it is necessary to go an impressive distance - more than 600 kilometers. Time travel to the provincial capital takes 5-7 hours, depending on whether you will stop on the road.
In this area there are two characteristic tourist features. To begin with, the town is considered the starting point for the legendary Columbus voyage, so the atmosphere of Huelva is directly related to these events. It is like a famous tourist route, which is called "in the footsteps of Columbus". In addition, this is the nearest town, from which you can reach the natural park of Doñana.
For acquaintance with historical sights go to the main square of Merced, on which the Baroque cathedral is located, it was built in the 18th century. If you are interested in the Roman era, it is recommended to look at the aqueduct, which was built almost in the 1st century AD. e. St. Peter's Church is also interesting, which attracts visitors not only with a beautiful facade, but also with an interior interior with frescoes and statues.
Because of the fact that the city is closely connected with the life story of Christopher Columbus, a house built in his honor deserves special attention. The construction is considered to be a famous local landmark. The building is built in colonial style, in white and terracotta colors.
Go to the neighborhood to see the monastery dedicated to St. Claret. It is located only 10 km from the village and was founded in the 14th century. Until now, the monastery has come almost in its original form. Interesting is the church of the Virgen de la Sinta, which is located on the top of Concuero. The building is made in the traditional Mudejar style with Andalusian architecture with baroque details. Among other historical buildings stand out the castle of Mogera and the monastery of Rabid.
It is impossible to imagine a full-fledged trip through the province without visiting the Doñana National Park. It is included in the list of sites under the protection of UNESCO. Known he became because of the unique plants and animals that are found here. On the territory of the park there are swamps, sand dunes, coniferous forest, and other types of landscapes and ecological systems.