Huelva is a maritime town that is surrounded by two rivers in southwestern Spain: the River Guadalquivir and the River Odiel. It is also the capital of the Huelva province; it belongs to the autonomous region of Andalusía. Historically, Huelva, during the invasions to the region of Spain, took several names, such as:
- Onoba Aestuaria or Onuba
- And Walbah.
Also, it was one of the most important ports in Spain, since the countryside of the city used to export the mining products to other cities. Now, the port of Huelva is divided in two parts:
- The inner port – It is the wharf where small traffic and touristic boats pass.
- The outer port – it is the main port of the city. Although it is not next to the city, it is the most important in Huelva.
Huelva is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain because it mixes the ancient and modern cultures, and of course, there is a wonderful weather.
You are going to love Huelva.
Huelva is a city with a lot of history and it is because the city was important for different cultures that developed in different eras.
Now, Huelva is an important fishing port.
If you walk through the center of the city, you will see several old statues that reflected the economical boom of the city thanks to the mining market at the north.
The city has several places that are important to visit, for example:
- Catedral de la Merced – It is the biggest church in Huelva, it was built in 1606, this church has baroque decor and it contains an image of the “Virgen de la Cinta”.
- The Catedral is usually open in daytime.
- La Rabida Monastery – It is a Franciscan monastery in Palos de la Frontera, and it was where Columbus devised his journey plans.
- Columbus stayed a significant time there before he began his journey. Anyone who is interested in the history of Columbus must visit this place.
Explore Huelva, you will enjoy it.