Huelva

beach, El Portil, andalucia, spain, costa de la luz

Huelva is a city located in the west of Andalusia, along the Gulf of Cadiz coast. The centre of Huleva offers little in terms of cultural and architectural pleasures. A couple of nice churches, a Moorish castle Castillo de Niebla or a Monument to Christopher Columbus are the major highlights of the city. It is worth to visit some good restaurants in the centre of Huelva to taste what Huelva is famous for: prawns and white wine Condado de Huelva. The Huelva region is also famous for tourist attractions related to the ‘discoverer of America.’ 

Top 3 reasons to visit Huelva in spring:

  1. The best time for bird lovers to explore the marshland of the Odiel and Tinto rivers as well as visit Parque Nacional de Doñana is spring – the breeding season.
  2. If you really want to escape the crowds and enjoy nature, tranquility and a bit of sightseeing, April and May are the best months to visit the Huelva region.
  3. Sierra de Aracena, north of Huleva province is best discovered in spring when nature comes to life.

LA RABIDA MONASTERY AND MUELLE DE LAS CARABELES

Located Near Huelva, the magical La Rabida monastery will take you back to the times when Cristoper Columbus was preparing for his first voyage. The old small rooms of the monastery museum are filled with various objects and works of art that bear some relation to the Columbus trip. Among the beautiful botanical gardens surrounding the monastery, you will find a statue of Columbus as well. Nearby the monsatery, lies the Muelle de las Carabelas (Harbour of the Caravels), the wharf from which Columbus ships in 1492 set sail towards the unknown to eventually discover the New World. To celebrate the 500th anniversary of America’s discovery, the three full-size replicas of Colombus ships have been built and moored on an artificial lake. The Niña,  The Pinta and The Santa María now serve as a major tourist attraction.

 Huelva – nearest destinations: Seville, Cadiz, Aracena