What to see and visit in the Province of Huelva?
The Region of Huelva It is made up of the municipalities of: Moguer, Palos de la Frontera, Punta Umbría and San Juan del Puerto.
- Palos de la Frontera: you are located 14 km from Huelva. It has 7,000 inhabitants. And in addition to fishing they are dedicated to the cultivation of strawberries. It has its origins in the Upper Palaeolithic and there are traces of Tartessians, Visigoths, Romans, Arabs.
From its port the 3 caravels left with Columbus in command on August 13, 1492, towards America and touched American land on October 12. Of the 90 sailors they carried, 60 were from this town. For this reason, the whole town is full of monuments and houses, alluding to the trip, to the Brothers Pinzón, CristóbalQuintero, Pedro de Velasco.
- Moguer: it is located 7 km from Palos de la Frontera and 19 km from the capital. It has 19,000 inhabitants. In the 19th century, Huelva disputed the capital. It is a typical Andalusian city, its white houses of Muslim origin with flowers on the balconies. It is a town very closely linked to the discovery and to Columbus, since the LaNiña caravel was built in its shipyards. In Moguer, the 98 writer Juan Ramón Jiménez was born. Its beaches: Magazóny del Parador.
- Convent of Santa Clara: It is from 1337 and made by Alonso Jofre Tenorio, for the Poor Clares. Its style is Gothic-Mudejar. It was declared a National Monument in 1931.
- Convent of San Francisco: it is from the 15th century, its style is between Baroque and Gothic. Cloisters. XVII. Its cloister is the current Historical Archive. Some religious left with Columbus to evangelize the New World, such as Fray Antonio de Oliva, founder of San Antonio in Texas. He has a very important library.
- Church of Our Lady of Granada: It is from the 18th century, on the remains of one that disappeared with the earthquake, only the tower of Stylomudéjar remained.
- Town hall: It is a beautiful building from the 2nd half of the 18th century, made by Tomás Botani. Its style is baroque and neoclassical.
- Juan Ramón Jiménez House Museum: Distinguished writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956.
La Fontanilla: it is the source from which they supplied water for the trip.
Church of St. George: It is in the Gothic Mudejar style, from the 14th-15th century. There he selected the Royal Order of the Catholic Kings, authorizing them to travel. There is a monolith with the names of those who participated in the trip. Highlights: altarpiece of the s. XVII, Renaissance frescoes from the s. XVI.
Hnos. Pinzón Birthplace: c / Colón, 28, Tel .: 95 935 01 99.
Monastery of Santa María de la Rabida (Tel .: 959 35 04 11): it is located 12 km from Huelva, in front of the monument of the Discovery FaithThe monastery is from the s. XV and has become the symbol of Discovery. It is pre-Columbian in the Mudejar Gothic style. It was built on an old Almohad convent of La Rábida. In this monastery Columbus would gather to pray and entrust himself to God before his trip to the New World. He also stayed the days before the trip and there he met with the Catholic Monarchs. Inside there are frescoes by Daniel Vázquez Díaz from 1930, which represent the life of Columbus, the claustroomudéjar, the chapter house, the Conference Cell and texts about the trip of the Pinzón Brothers; and outside the Column of Discovery and Christ Crucified from the 15th century. some pretty gardens. photos of the monastery of Santa María de la Rábida.
- Punta Umbría: it is located at the mouth of the Tinto and Odiel rivers, between LaAntilla and Magazón. It is a town with 1000 years of history, it was founded by the Romans. It is an arm of land, which juts out into the sea, so it is open to the sea and provides ideal conditions for sailing and surfing. It is a fishing village, which today lives mainly from tourism. It has 13 km of beaches with Blue flag: Beaches of Punta Umbría, Enebrales and La Bota
- Almenara Tower: in 1577, King Felipe III ordered its construction.
- Archaeological Park El Eucaliptal: Roman remains and a necropolis.
- Within its municipal term are the Los Enebrales Natural Park and El Portil Natural Park.
- Saltés Island (3 km from the capital, Tel .: 959 500 512l): it is a Bird Reserve and a migratory redoubt of flamingos. There is also a Interpretation Center.
Region of the Sierra
The Region of the Sierra: the most important municipality is Jabugo.
- Jabugo, Santa Olalla de Cala, Cumbres de Enmedio, Castaño de Robledo. Region dedicated to livestock, especially to the raising of pig herds, fed in the pastures, with acorns and in semi freedom. All the Iberian sausages of jabugo are very famous, especially the jabugo ham, considered the best in the world. The most famous town is Jabugo, but currently the entire region is dedicated to it.
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