Discover Huelva in 3 days
From the westernmost foothills of Sierra Morena to the Atlantic coast, the traveler who enters the province of Huelva enjoys, under a bright sky, of a lavish and delicate nature. The climate of the mountains, wet and smooth, softens the high temperatures of summer and the rigors of winter. Center, hotter and drier, cools off with the sunset sea breezes.
- San Pedro Parish
Address: ST. PETER'S SQUARE, 10, 21004 HUELVA
Phone: 959 24 05 47
- Santa Iglesia Catedral de la Merced
Address: PLAZA DE LA MERCED, S/N
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday from 1.00 a 13.00 h, and Monday to Sunday from 18.00 a 20.00 h.
- Moret Park
Address: MORET PARK
- Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Ribbon
Address: SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE RIBBON, 21005, HUELVA
Contact: 959 15 51 22
- Caño de Retamar Promenade
Address: CAÑO DE RETAMAR SEA WALK, 21002, HUELVA
We start our three-day route through Huelva in the heart of the capital, where a few meters to the west we will find the San Pedro Parish (1) and the Santa Iglesia Catedral de la Merced (2), our first goals of the day. The first, Baroque, it is the oldest church in the city (its construction dates from the 15th and 16th centuries), and replaced a primitive Mudejar mosque. And the second, the Cathedral of La Merced, It is the headquarters of the diocesan council and National Monument. Both deserve a good stop to visit their surroundings.
We will continue north along Avenida de Manuel Siurot, that converges with Avenida San Antonio and Santa Marta until reaching the Moret Park (3), a great natural expanse of 72 hectares where you can enjoy a pleasant walk among groves.
The rest of the time we will spend to search the north of the capital, where we will give freedom of visit to other enclaves such as Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Ribbon (4) or take a walk around Caño de Retamar Promenade (5), among others.
- Nuns Square
Address: SQUARE OF THE NUNS
- Columbus House and Statue
Address: OF. MARTÍN ALONSO PINZÓN, 24
- Statue of the Virgen del Rocío
Address: OF. MARTÍN ALONSO PINZÓN, 24
- Huelva Museum
Address: ALAMEDA SUNDHEIM, 13, 21003 HUELVA
Schedule: closed Mondays. Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 at 9 p.m.. Sunday 9.00 at 3 p.m..
Phone: 959 65 04 24
- Tinto dock
Address: LIFTING SPRING BRIDGE, S/N
- The Monument to the Discovering Faith of Columbus
Address: OF. FRANCISCO MONTENEGRO, S/N
Phone: for visits contact 959 26 07 08
On the second day we will meet again in the Parroquia Mayor de San Pedro to change the route to the south of the capital. We will go straight down Calle Ginés Martín until we find the Nuns Square (1), one of the busiest spaces located in the historic center.
We will cross it and continue along Avenida Martín Pinzón where we will stop to appreciate the Columbus statues (2) ( and his house), and the Virgen del Rocío (3), built in honor of the discoverer of America and one of the Brotherhoods par excellence of Huelva.
We finish at the end of Avenida Martín Pinzón and we will deviate a few meters east along Alameda Sundheim to make a well-deserved visit to the Huelva Museum (4), containing exhibitions of Archeology, Fine Arts and Ethnography of the cultural heritage of the province.
We will retrace our steps to the west a bit and we will pull along Avenida Italia and Calle Presidente Adolfo Suárez until we reach the Tinto dock (5), key landing site of the mining company "Rio Tinto Company Limited".
Once we finish admiring the views that it leaves us, we will start a steep descent down Avenida Francisco Montenegro (advisable by car) to the lowest point of the capital, although worthwhile: The Monument to the Discovering Faith of Columbus (6), huge statue of the great tycoon that divides the Odiel River from the Tinto.
- Marshes of the Odiel
- Palos de la Frontera
- Monastery of La Rabida
Contact: 959 35 04 11
- Wharf of the Caravels
Address: Place of La Rabida, s/n, 21819 Palos de la Frontera, Huelva
Contact: 959 53 05 97
We will reserve the third and last day to visit the surroundings of Huelva, where we will take a tour, through the south of the capital, that will surround the tributaries par excellence that pass through the province: the Odiel and Tinto rivers.
We will start with Marshes of the Odiel (1), located at the mouth of the river, famous for its wide variety of natural maritime landscapes and for its protection of birds, declared a Biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
Once we admire this beautiful natural setting, we will continue northeast towards Palos de la Frontera (2), one of the closest cities to the capital that crosses the Tinto river. It is known as the cradle of the Discovery of America, it was the first destination of Christopher Columbus. If you want to know more about its history, we will not be able to forget to go through it Monastery of La Rabida (3) or the Wharf of the Caravels (4).
Finally we will move further up the map and we will stop in the pleasant municipality of Moguer (5), where we will spend the rest of the day and our tourist route in discovering other important points of interest of the trip of Columbus and of the Nobel writer and poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, author of the legendary "Platero y yo".